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Post-holiday conditioning care begins with a trim. “Cut off split ends,” advises Philip Kingsley, a leading authority in hair and scalp health. “It’s surprising the difference this can make. Then, moisturise with a hair mask such as my Elasticizer (£28) to restore resilience and shine. Use once or twice a week for two to three weeks, then twice a month to maintain.”
Treat the scalp with Philip B’s Rejuvenating Oil (£27), or work on dry ends with Elixir Ultime Oil by Kérastase (£26).
Try the latest shampoos – or “anti-shampoos”, as they are dubbed, owing to their lack of foaming action. Purely Perfect Cleansing Crème (£35) and L’Oréal’s Mythic Oil (£22.50) claim to lift dirt from the hair surface with aloe vera extract and essential oils such as rose and black cumin.
Meanwhile, Sally Northwood recommends treating coloured hair to a conditioning mask such as Pureology’s Precious Oil Softening Hair Masque (£29) during, and after, your holiday.
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