After travelling and spending some time in the sun, my colour had faded slightly, so it was off to see the goddess of hair colour, Liz Edmonds at Daniel Galvin.
“It is not just the sun that has an effect on your hair, but also the water and the fact when you are in sunnier and warmer places you tend to wash your hair more frequently which can cause the colour to fade making your hue appear dull,” said Liz. "I always advise my clients to have their hair coloured after a holiday not before.”
Maintenance is key. If you are going to be doing a lot of swimming, Liz points out that the salt from the sea and chlorine from pools can strip the colour and damage your hair, so it is essential to take care of it. “Always rinse your hair after being in the sea or pool, especially if you are blonde. If your hair is porous, it could go green. I advise wearing a hat when exposed to the sun or use a UV protection spray.”
Hair needs moisture, even if it is fine. A good mask is an essential item in your holiday luggage to help keep your hair well moisturised. Ask your hairdresser which are the best products for your hair type before splashing out.
Liz cautions against the use of a colour depositing conditioner to revitalise your locks unless you have checked with your hair colourist that it is all right to use. It adds a slight amount of dye to the hair each time you use it, so you could find that your colour is different from what you started with as the shade will not exactly match your own.
“At Daniel Galvin, we mix a 'vegetable' colour specifically for each client’s requirements which they can use at home to keep the tone correct and stop hair going brassy. It won’t cover grey."
My hair was toned down to get rid of the warmth and make it slightly darker.
Daniel Galvin always says: “Perfection is a journey not a destination.” When I saw the results, a stunning light almost golden brown, I understood what he meant. When I thought my hue could not get any better, it did!
By Daralyn Danns
Daniel Galvin (danielgalvin.com)