Through the years I have been getting more and more faithful about applying sunscreen in hopes of hanging onto a shred of youthful glow, but I had never really thought about what sun damage can do to hair.
I have noticed that salt and chlorine really dried my hair out during summer activities. It turns out that some of that dryness may be sun-related.
Last week I visited the Aveda store in Stonebriar Centre Mall in Frisco.
*stop and smell the Aveda Store*
Aveda has an entire line of haircare centered around summer hair because the sun can do the same type of damage to your hair that it does to your skin.
Just for fun, let’s play…
Is it a haystack or Holly’s hair?
I think it is time for me to think about summer hair!
The Aveda store does all sorts of complimentary personalized consultations. The results of my hair evaluation showed that the products that could help reverse my haystackyness (totally a word) are:
- Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner
- Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
- Smooth Infusion Style Prep with Gloss Straightener if I was going to wear my hair straight or Brilliant Creme Curls with Brilliant Shine Spray if I was wearing my hair curly
While at Aveda, I had several other adventures.
I found out that my fourth Chakra – Harmony – could use a little aligning.
I will freely admit that I haven’t a clue what that means, but my aura was sprayed with something that smelled delightful. My shoulders were massaged and afterward I am pretty sure that #4 jumped back into line without a whimper.
An Aveda Personal Blends Pure-Fume was crafted for me based on my likes of a series of aromas.
It was a little like an eye test, only with fragrances.
Do you like this one or this one?
#1 or #2?
The first or second?
After answering, it was narrowed down to my favorite scent which happened to be Earth Nature which is aroma #12 consisting of energizing, refreshing aromas. “When balanced, Earth brings you stability and security.”
I am NOT a perfume person. I don’t like “smelling” like something flowery or sweet. When I am forced into choosing a scent for shaving cream, deodorant or soap, I choose a soap-like scent. Earth Nature is very different from that, but I have worn it and REALLY like it.
I feel kinda fancy having my own special scent.
The whole afternoon at Aveda was heavenly. They treated me great…and what I received is what they do for their customers everyday! All these adventures, evaluations and experiences are available to you when you stop by the store.
In celebration of summer and in hopes of keeping YOUR hair from becoming the texture of straw, She is Dallas is giving away a summer hair package courtesy of Aveda!
Aveda will send one lucky winner the following prizes (ARV: $72):
- One (1) 8.5 fl oz Damage Remedyâ„¢ Restructuring Shampoo (USD $24)
- One (1) 6.7 fl oz Damage Remedyâ„¢ Restructuring Conditioner (USD $24)
- One (1) 3.4 fl oz. Damage Remedyâ„¢ Daily Hair Repair (USD $24)
Revitalize damaged hair instantly with the power of plants. A powerful plant-based hair care system formulated to protect and help repair even the most overstressed tresses: Damage Remedyâ„¢ Restructuring Shampoo, Restructuring Conditioner and Daily Hair Repair are clinically proven to instantly repair hair damage.*
*by 26%, after 1 application of Daily Hair Repair in a clinical tensile test
To enter to win:
- Visit the website (Aveda.com/video), watch a How To video, then come back to this post and leave a comment letting us know one thing you learned from the video.
The contest ends at midnight on June 18, 2011 and a winner will be randomly selected from the comments below and notified by email.
Oh! Oh! Oh! One more fun thing…
There is a SECRET WORD! Go into your local Aveda store location and mention the secret word “11SUMMER” and receive a free Aveda sample.
She is Dallas info: Aveda products are available at many places across DFW. I visited the Stonebriar Center Aveda Store which is located at 2601 Preston Road STE 2228 in Frisco. I have received Aveda products at no cost to me and am working with the company to host a Dallas area event on their behalf. Aveda is on Twitter as @Aveda and the summer hair conversation can be followed with the hashtag #AvedaSS. If you are on Instagram, you can submit an Aveda product inspired summer photo with the hashtag #AvedaSUN for a chance to win the entire Aveda Summer Essentials line.
Enter the contest below and don’t neglect your summer hair…