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Give your hair that lustrous shine!

With the sun beating down on your tresses, it’s difficult to maintain that lustrous shine. What’s the point in hiding under a hat all the time. Rochelle Pinto gives tips to save your locks.

india Updated: May 18, 2009 18:14 IST
Rochelle Pinto

With the sun beating down on your tresses, it’s difficult to maintain that lustrous shine. But what’s the point in hiding under a hat or bandana all the time. A few simple tricks will help keep your mane in top shape.

Hair care experts like Edwin Chapiseau of Jeane Claude Biguine and Aalim Hakim advise customers to use hair masques to give tresses an added boost of moisture. Using leave-in conditioners during the summer can protect hair from drying out.

Serums work like sunscreens on the hair.. they cut out UV rays and protect hair fibre from damage. Remember that coloured hair which is exposed to the sun for long hours tends to lighten. Choose warmer colours like auburn, mahagony and cinammon that look good on Indian skin and won’t loose their richness. Lighter shades like brown and blonde tend to become too light, cutting out the shine.

Chop chop
Ity Agarwal of Psalm 23, the Bandra-based salon, recommends textured bobs as the ‘it’ look of the season. “All you need is the right mindset to be able to wear a bob,” she says. “There is a variation for every face shape and attitude.” Agarwal advises those with round faces to get an bob with an asymmetrical front which will balance the plumpness of the cheeks. A straight fringe can be avoided as it will only enhance the face shape.

Paired with side-swept bangs, the bob can end just at the jawline making it the ultimate summer cooler. Use lighter colours to highlight the layers in the back and front.

Blowdrying hair is to be avoided during the summer. As the humidity levels in the city won’t allow your perfectly blow-dried coif to remain intact, just rely on a towel-dry.

Wavy hair is in and can be accentuated with a little mousse for a sexy day look. For an easy-breezy night look, use rollers to get those big curls. Separate them using your fingers and pin them up into a loose bun with sequined clips. This five-minute routine will have you turning heads all night.