Socially distanced picnics and poolside BBQs with your OUAI Mate Cooler are all fun and games until you’re Netflix and chilling and realize how dry your hair (and skin) has become. Summer can do no wrong, except when it sucks the moisture and shine out of hair, leaving it brittle, dull, and full of split ends. But not to fret—follow our 5 tips below to hydrate parched hair and skin after all your Vitamin D-full adventures.
1. Use OUAI FINE, MEDIUM or Thick Shampoo & Conditioner
The first order of business when battling brittle hair is making sure your shampoo isn’t stripping all your hair’s natural oils. To cleanse and nourish at the same time, use OUAI FINE, MEDIUM, or THICK Shampoo, which contain ingredients like strengthening keratin and biotin and nourishing hemp extract. Follow with OUAI FINE, MEDIUM, or THICK Conditioner to give hair a boost of softness via moisturizing ingredients like babassu, coconut oil, and kumquat extract.
2. Apply Leave In Conditioner when hair is damp
A year-round healthy hair essential, OUAI Leave In Conditioner is a real summer sweetheart when you’re looking to detangle, hydrate, and protect dry hair against heat and UV damage. To get the full benefits of our anti-frizz Leave In Conditioner, spray it evenly throughout your damp hair (if you're on day-three hair, simply dampen from mid-lengths to ends with a spray bottle), then comb or brush through. The result? Smoother, shinier hair that also smells like our North Bondi Fragrance, which contains notes of bergamot, Italian lemon, and rose de mai (to name a few).
3. Use Hair Oil on ends or as a hair mask to avoid breakage
When left unchecked, dry hair can spiral into split ends central—no thanks. For healthy, soft ends, apply multi-tasking OUAI Hair Oil to your hair before going out in the sun as it’s both a UV protectant and a smoothing hair oil. If you’re sampling new hairstyles during quarantine, apply OUAI Hair Oil on damp or dry hair before blow-drying or heat styling so that African Galanga, Ama, and Asian Borage oils can prevent color from fading and protect hair from heat damage. OUAI tip: Sometimes we like mixing a little bit of OUAI Leave In Conditioner with OUAI Hair Oil in our palm before applying to damp hair and detangling.
Oh, and now you can take OUAI Hair Oil everywhere you go because OUAI loyalty members get a free Hair Oil Deluxe with purchase as part of our Friends & Family sale, happening now through tomorrow.
4. Treat dry, rough skin with Scalp & Body Scrub then Body Créme
Whether your scalp or your body is dry thanks to summer, OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub is the solution. The deep-cleansing foaming scrub uses sugar crystals to exfoliate and coconut oil to soften skin, providing the perfectly plush foundation to absorb deeply nourishing OUAI Body Crème. After using OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub in the shower, treat dry skin with OUAI Body Crème, which includes cupuaçu butter, squalane, and coconut oil. Don’t be scared to lay it on thick, because it absorbs quickly, leaving dry skin velvety-soft.
5. Repair brittle, damaged hair with Treatment Masque
Whether your mane's feeling overworked from the sun, your flat iron, or at-home hair coloring, like-virgin hair is just 5 minutes away with OUAI Treatment Masque. Our award-winning deep conditioning hair treatment calls on tamarind seed extract and an amino acid blend to hydrate and repair your dry hair after just one use. Smooth OUAI Treatment Masque evenly through your hair with fingers after shampoo or conditioner and leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse; or apply it before an Instagram Live workout as the heat will help it penetrate your hair.
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