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How to Prevent your Hair from Tangling!

When your hair lacks moisture, it leads to friction and tension in your hair, which then cause tangles. The outer layers of your hair shaft break, which results in a rough and damaged look. Lack of hydration can also deteriorate the condition of your hair. Knotted and tangled hair doesn’t just look messy: it can also be painful and difficult to comb out, and it can lead to a great deal of breakage. There are many things that can cause tangled hair, including particular hair styles and heat products, but knots can also occur in the shower or when you dry your hair. Sleeping without braiding or tying your hair up can lead to some serious tangles. Another major no-no is going to bed with wet hair. Hair is most fragile when it is wet. It can get frizzy quickly and break easily. The tangles caused by lying down with damp hair are a nightmare as they are rigid and tough to remove.

Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do that can prevent your hair from getting tangled. Keep reading to find out what you need to do.

1. Condition Your Hair

After you shampoo, always finish with a moisture-locking conditioner, start from the ends and move upward slightly towards the scalp. Carefully run your fingers through your hair to remove all the knots, then gently comb through your tresses with a wide-toothed comb.  This will detangle your hair without breaking the strands. Leave the conditioner in for 2-3 minutes, then rinse it out. Conditioner smoothens your hair and softens dry strands effectively.

2. Moisturise hair weekly with a Hair Mask

Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to knot and tangle, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils. We recommend to apply INSIGHT Protective Mask to wet hair, distributing evenly and leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Try rinsing your hair with cool temperature water for the final rinse

If you think that water temperature isn’t important, think again because it actually is. If you learn how to use water of different temperatures to your favour, then it may really benefit your hair. Hot water can make your hair easy to break and weaken the hair roots.

COLD WATER final rinse…

It makes your hair shinier and saves you from frizz. Rinsing your hair with cold water helps with closing your cuticle after your hair is washed. Open cuticle is good while shampooing or conditioning your hair but after you’re done, you want to seal the cuticle, so that your hair doesn’t get damaged too easily. If you use cold water for your final rinse then there’s a much better chance that your hair will stay shiny, healthy and frizz-free for a longer period of time.
It makes your scalp cleaner Just like with closing the hair cuticle, cold water also shuts your pores. Both things are really similar actually – you want open pores when washing hair but closed pores after you’ve finished. It’s because closed pores are much less vulnerable than open ones. What it means is that by rinsing your hair with cold water you protect the scalp pores from things like dirt, grease and oil. If your pores are sealed then you are also much less likely to be suffering from hair shedding.
It improves the blood circulation to your scalp When you’re cold your blood moves faster and your capillaries widen to warm you up. That way your scalp and hair roots get all the valuable nutrients they need to stay healthy. Another thing to mention here is that poor blood circulation can contribute to causing hair loss.  You don’t want that, do you?

4. Use hot tools less

Heat styling tools like blowdryers, straighteners, and curling irons can take a toll on your delicate locks. It can dry out your hair, which then leads to tangling. To avoid this, use the tools on low to medium heat settings. You can further avoid damage by applying a heat protectant before heat styling your hair. Dry your hair gently with towel. Instead of wrapping, twisting, or rubbing your hair, gently squeeze it with a microfiber towel to get out the excess moisture. If you need to blow dry your hair, when you dry your hair, put it on the cool setting & hold-distance it away to protect hair. That mysterious COOL Shot Button on your hairdryer helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. Cool shot is also great to lock in curls and to get more volume at the crown. Hot air expedites the drying process and actually forms whatever style you’re going for–whether it’s sleek and straight or bouncy and curly. Cold air, however, seals the cuticles of your hair, which sets your style in place and adds shine.

5. Oil Your Hair Regularly

Yes, everyone needs oil. Applying oil to the hair is vital in keeping the strands and ends healthy. Also, it is a quick way to deal with frizz and add instant shine.

Curly hair is prone to knotting for two reasons: it is prone to dryness, and the strand’s diameter is inconsistent. To address dryness, you should use products containing nourishing oils. If you are skeptical about using oil in fear that it might make your hair look too greasy, look for specialised formula that will moisturise hair without weighing it down or looking greasy- even those of us with baby fine hair. And there are formulas that won’t make hair look greasy, we love INSIGHT STYLING OIL NON OIL  It’s not an oily oil, but a luxurious moisturising oil that won’t weigh your hair down, which can be applied to wet or dry hair, adds Volume, Elasticity & Eliminates Frizz.

6. Care for your hair when you sleep

While cotton is a popular choice for bedding, hair can catch on cotton pillow cases as you sleep, and this can create knots. Instead, look for a polished cotton pillow case, or a smooth fabric such as silk. Dry your hair before bed. Wet hair is more fragile and elastic, and thus more prone to breaking as it rubs against your pillow. Don’t sleep with wet hair! Brush or comb your hair gently before bed. After your hair is dry or mostly dry, comb gently from roots to ends to distribute natural oils from your scalp into the ends of your hair. This will protect your hair by restoring oils washed away by shampoo, as well as removing tangles that may worsen as you sleep. Cover your hair with a scarf or headwrap to reduce tangles and frizz caused by motion during sleep. This will prevent breakage and maintain hair texture. Tie up long hair with a soft fabric scrunchie. You may want to tie your hair up before bed, either to prepare it for wrapping or to preserve or create waves. Never use elastic bands, as these can pull on and break your hair. Tie hair loosely with a fabric scrunchie instead.

7. Choose the right products for your Hair type

We all invest a good amount of time and money in caring for our hair and let’s face it—a good hair day can totally make our day. In order to make the most out of your hair care products and preventing your hair from tangling, you need to focus on finding the right Shampoo and Conditioner that are rich in natural ingredients for your hair type. For women with naturally fine hair, a moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner is recommended for nourishing your hair strands. Every hair type is unique. There is an important reason why you must identify your hair type – to help you pick the right shampoo or hair care product specially formulated for that hair type. The difference lies not just in hair length or thickness as several factors can come into play. When it comes to picking the right Shampoo & Conditioner, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT Professional has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness.

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Sulfates in Shampoo: Should You Avoid Them?

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and Sodium laureth sulfates (SLES) are ingredients commonly used in producing shampoo, soaps, detergents, toothpaste and a whole lot of personal care products.

SLS and SLES are found in high concentrations in industrial products, including engine degreasers, floor cleaners, and car wash products and used in lower concentrations in household and personal care products such as cleaning products, toothpastes, shampoos, and shaving foams.

The foaming action means that a person can spread the shampoo over a greater area of their head. It may also help any active ingredients in the shampoo work deeper into the hair to remove dirt and excess oil. Of course, this may also mean that the person uses less shampoo. Sodium laurel surfactant, which is a chemical that breaks down surface tension. The result? More effective cleaning and lots of big bubbles. SLS is cheap to produce, and it creates the type of lather that people have been conditioned to think means “clean,” so it’s a staple of conventional personal care. It’s also a staple in industrial cleaning products, so if you have an engine that needs to be degreased it can do that too.

The most common sulfates found in store-bought shampoos include sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and ammonium laureth sulfate. Other products may contain slight variations of these compounds, as well. These are not true sulfates, but they carry out the same role.

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Self Care GIFT Ideas that Every Mum Needs!

Mums have always done it all. That’s why trying to pick out the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be extra tough every year. What can you gift to someone who deserves so much more than a day, more than just a greeting card, someone who deserves the world? Talk about pressure!

One of the best things that you can give mums on their special day is a bit of time for self care – give the mums in your life the power to treat themselves. Yes, we’re talking about self-care products.

Here at INSIGHT we’re all about taking some time out for yourself. Whether you want to help your mum splash out on a day of self-pampering or you’re looking for something that’ll make her day – to day a little more luxe. We’ve got you covered with our top-notch picks to help mum take a real break and care for their hair using powerful certified organic ingredients – and taking care of their skin with some luxe skincare products to give her a luxury experience she deserves.

1.) Choose something you already know she loves.

You can’t go wrong when you buy something you know she’d choose for herself, such as her favourite hair or skin care product or loves anything organic.

2.) What has mum been missing lately?

Give mum the power to treat themselves. Yes we’re talking about self-care products. Create your own gift pack. Put together her favourite organic haircare products, and skin care range – add a bow and your done!

3.) A good-gift should be both beautiful and practical.

Check out our INSIGHT website for beneficial hair & skin products that will prove to be very useful in her day to day life. From various hair type ranges to our skin care collection; these beauty products are perfect for Mum’s-on -the-go.

4.) Give her time to herself.

Finding time to get glamorous when you have kids can be a challenge. Sometimes a real shower to wash her hair isn’t even in the cards. But because we firmly believe beauty makes you feel good on the inside, it’s worth finding ways to get the job done against all odds. From overnight treatments to do-it-all products, we have a wide selection of hair & beauty products to choose from. A great one is to give mum a day off. Do the laundry, dishes, mop the floors, cook dinner, and let her relax with a wine, face mask, hair treatment, good book and her feet up!

5.) Deliver a gift from the heart.

Make it personal and include a little bit of yourself. Sometimes it’s the simplest gifts that mean the most. You’re never to old to create a piece of art, handmade card or letter that tells mum how you feel about her. Perhaps share a collection of old photos that bring back happy memories or new photos of your children are always wonderfully heartfelt and treasured.

Give mum something that will help her to have beautiful glowing skin along with healthy shiny hair & an experience that she will remember long after the box of chocolates and flowers.

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ORGANIC MASTER CLASS Exclusive Event – EMPOWER & INSPIRE!

We’re excited to Announce our upcoming Event!⁠

INSIGHT proudly presents “ORGANIC MASTER CLASS” an informative & hands on Seminar to provide imparting knowledge in the field of fashion & hair, which will be held at Unit 11/5 Lyn Parade Prestons | 30th September 2019 | 5.30pm with industry experts;⁠⠀

➡️ LIZZIE LIROS @hairstylist_lizzieliros … HAIR STYLIST – Australia’s #1 Bridal Educator
➡️ HAIR BY ANDI @hairbyandi__ … HAIR STYLIST – Modern vs Classic Styling Techniques
➡️ TORI-LEE @torilee_hairnmakeup … HAIR ARTIST – Creative Colour & Hair Care Solutions

You do not want to miss out on this MASTER CLASS – live sessions with Australia’s leading hair experts to showcase & share their creative skills & hair secrets!⁠ Golden opportunity to learn so much & take your salon to the next level!

Unleash your Creativity & Challenge you Abilities!⁠⠀
This year’s EXCLUSIVE event is loaded with sessions featuring;⁠⠀
✔️LIVE DEMOS & TRAINING⁠⠀
✔️LOOK & LEARN SESSIONS⁠⠀
✔️INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ⁠⠀
✔️INFORMATIVE HAIR SEMINAR⁠⠀
✔️LATEST FASHION HAIR SECRETS⁠⠀
✔️STYLING TRENDS⁠⠀
✔️CREATIVE HAIR COLOURS⁠⠀
✔️LUXURY HAIR CARE SOLUTIONS⁠⠀
✔️SUSTAINABLE STYLING⁠⠀
✔️FOOD & DRINKS PROVIDED⁠⠀
✔️GOODIE BAGS VALUED AT $500


TICKETS are NOW ON SALE at www.insightprofessional.com.au  ⁠
Be sure to reserve your seats early – it will be an incredible event. We can’t wait to see you all at this awesome event!⠀

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!

It’s that time of the year again! Australia’s largest display of brands, products, word-class education, international talent and show-stopping live performances, all in one place. The 2019 Sydney Hair Expo is bigger than ever showcasing professional tools to new colour ranges to add to your salon shelves.

INSIGHT Professional Australia has the pleasure to bring to you, straight from Italy to our shores, the salon organic hair care range.
We are very proud to be exhibiting at ICC Darling Harbour to show everyone our full colour, styling & haircare ranges for all hair types. Developed by industry experts to provide you with natural & safe formulas, made from powerful plants & certified organic ingredients.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand #H136.

Secure your Expo tickets today!

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How to Choose the Best Shampoo for your Hair Type!

Every hair type is unique. There is an important reason why you must identify your hair type – to help you pick the right shampoo or hair care product specially formulated for that hair type. The difference lies not just in hair length or thickness as several factors can come into play.

When it comes to picking the right INSIGHT hair care, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness.

 

DRY HAIR

Is your hair screaming for moisture? Does your hair feel noticeably dry & less manageable than normal? This is because dry hair makes styling way more difficult & is more prone to frizz and break. Treat your dry hair and ends with INSIGHT DRY HAIR. The special mix of Organic Oat Extract + Coconut Oil, Illipé Butter, Sweet Almond Oil is designed to Nourish & Revitalise even the most driest of hair types, without weighing it down. ⁣This product line is perfect for anyone that is struggling with Dry Hair and needs to lock in moisture and help nourish your hair from within.

 

DAMAGED HAIR

Is breakage one of your main hair concerns? If your hair looks dry and snaps very easily, it is likely it is damaged. Our INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR range is perfect for anyone that is struggling with damaged hair. Our special mix of Organic Wheat Germ + Olive Butter + Argan Oil + Rice Bran Oil + Bamboo + Sea Kelp extract is designed to Restructure & Moisturise brittle hair to repair the hair back to luscious & healthy.⁣⠀

 

FRIZZY HAIR

If you suffer from frizzy hair, you may notice that it gets a lot worse in humidity or rainy weather. The main cause of frizz is dehydration of the hair strands. If your hair is dried out, it absorbs more moisture from the atmosphere, which causes more frizz. Your hair loses moisture as the day goes on, so whilst your hair looks fab in the morning, you may notice deterioration as the day goes on and your cuticle opens up. Our INSIGHT ANTI-FRIZZ range is perfect for anyone that is struggling with frizzy hair. Our special mix of Organic Linseed Extract + Cocoa Butter + Cotton Oil +Hemp Oil all work together to calm the frizz and reduce hair breakage. It’s formulation works to give high moisturising properties and helps detangle the hair and gain more silkiness and shine.

 

COLORED HAIR

Is your hair colour fading & losing it’s luster? Your hair becomes completely stripped and refuses to hold hair colour. Prevent unnecessary stripping of colour with INSIGHT COLORED HAIR range…perfect for anyone struggling to maintain the colour depth of their vivid colour-treated hair.
Inspired by nature’s fade-defying ingredients of mango butter, grape seed oil & macadamia oil, all formulated to achieve colour protection & COLORLAST results.

 

HAIR LOSS

Do you have weak hair or suffering from hair loss? Look no further…..Regrow hair naturally without toxic chemicals & painful procedures. We have INSIGHT LOSS CONTROL an organic Shampoo rich in active ingredients & organic extracts to help condition the hair growth, and help it grow back healthy & strong! ⁣Our special mix of Organic Chestnut + Menthol + Guarana Extract +  Organic Echinacea Extract is designed to strengthen the scalp in depth, gives back it’s vitality from roots to tips.

 

SENSITIVE SCALP

One of the main signs of a sensitive scalp is a tingling, prickly feeling all over your head…We have the Solution!⁣
Our INSIGHT SENSITIVE range is perfect for anyone that is suffering from sensitive scalp condition such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or itchy & flaky scalp. Our special mix of Pumpkin extract & Quince extract is designed to hydrate & moisturise the hair, while treating dry scalp & yet, cleansing it! Formulated for the entire family (including children), dermatologically and nickel tested to guarantee maximum gentleness and skin-friendliness.

 

DANDRUFF

Dandruff feels like the skin of the scalp has become overly dry and flaky, resulting in an itchy feeling. If you constantly research how to get rid of dandruff and nothing works, try INSIGHT ANTI-DANDRUFF. Our special mix of Rosemary Extract + Organic Thyme Extract + Organic Sage Extract is formulated to eliminate dandruff and fight against its reappearance.

 

Thankfully we live in a world where there are numerous alternatives to different hair care products to suit different hair types. INSIGHT strive to use the best ingredients that nature has to offer, with a strong passion for ethical & cruelty free manufacturing, to give you healthier & stronger hair, all made from powerful plants & certified organic extracts!⁣
⁣🌿 Make the change today & choose eco-friendly hair care products.

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Why Balayage Hair is the New Hair Trend!

Balayage has been around for a while, but this timeless technique is creeping it’s way back into being one of the most popular hair colour requests in salons today. It’s a freehand hair colouring technique that gives a really blended natural look with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines. Balayage techniques require much less maintenance and provides excellent alternatives for touch up and covering regrowth and tradition foil.

Looking for a new fashion hair transformation? Well, it’s time to try the trendiest hair coloring method in town— balayage. Balayage is a French word that means sweeping or painting. And in the hair salon industry, balayage is a hair coloring technique that features soft, smooth, and natural looking highlights through the use of the hands. The technique uses patches of light and shade to create multiple dimensions to the colour. It’s a great method if you want to refresh your colour but don’t want to go for a bold colour overhaul.

If you’re ready for a change, you’re in the right place. Celeb stylists and Instagram influencers are always inspiring the latest hair colour trends. No matter if your locks are blonde, brunette, black or red, there’s a chic balayage option to suit you. Perfect for creating a graduated and natural-looking style, balayage leaves ladies with dimensional and radiant-looking hair. So, what are you waiting for? Just go through INCOLOR to find the three new products designed to achieve fashion effects, lightening and toning, without giving up a natural result, and find the best new balayage option for you.

1.) BLUE BLEACHING POWDER WITH AMMONIA + Organic Amaranth Oil+ Organic Safflower Oil
Compact anti-yellow powder, dust free. It maintains the level of hydration of the hair during the bleaching process.

2.) NOURISHING COLOR ACTIVATOR  + Rice Proteins. Activator for colouring and toning.

3.) BLEACHING FLUID + Organic Rice Extract + Phytokeratin. Multifunctional formula, which can be used for the following services:

• pre-color treatment
• natural lightening
• softening of the re-growth effect
• hair polishing and elimination of color overload

SOME EXAMPLES OF USE:

NATURAL EFFECT HIGHLIGHTS

To lighten natural hair by two tones lighter, and to create some very natural effects on lengths and ends. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture on the lengths and leave on maximum of 20 minutes, depending on the desired lightening result. Rinse and proceed with organic Shampoo. The bleaching action and the speed of action of the product can be influenced by the structure of the hair and by the presence of an artificial color on lengths and ends. Obviously, the best result will be obtained on natural hair.

HYDRATING AND ILLUMINATING PRE-COLOR TREATMENT

To prepare the hair to receive a fashion or very light colour, for example copper and red shades or super bleaching, on a very dark base. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture to the hair, leave on for 20 minutes, remove the excess product and apply the desired Hydra-color® shade.

SOFTENING OF THE RE-GROWTH EFFECT

To quickly eliminate the contrast between the natural dark base and the lighter lengths, to lighten the contrast between the natural base and the streaks or to recover the barriers created by great regrowth. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture to the working area, leave in hair for 20 minutes, depending on the desired shade. Rinse and proceed with organic Shampoo.

POLISHING OF COLORED HAIR AND/OR REMOVAL OF COLOR OVERLOAD

Proceed with covering the root regrowth, using the desired shade. Mix the bleaching fluid with the recommended Volume Color Activator. Apply the mixture on the lengths for 10-20 minutes. Rinse and proceed with organic Shampoo.

 

So, what are you waiting for? 

When it comes to refreshing your look, nothing beats getting your hair cut & coloured. Not only is it a visual change, a great hair refresh can inspire a whole new wardrobe, boost your confidence and represent a brand new you!

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How to take Care of your Hair – Summer Hair Care

While Summer is known for being a season of carefree fun in the sun, did you know that it can also be the most damaging season for our hair? Those long days basking in the summer sunlight and taking dips in the pool or the ocean can dry out your hair, leaving it looking limp, lackluster, and lifeless. Keep your hair happy and healthy all Summer long using these natural, chemical-free methods.

1. Cover Up!
The sun is known for its harsh UVA and UVB rays that can do a number on our skin—causing everything from dryness and signs of skin aging to sunburns and skin cancer. But the effects of the sun’s rays don’t end at our epidermis. Fact is sunlight—as warm and inviting as it may seem—can do a number on our hair. To protect your hair from fading and drying out due to the sun you’ll want to keep them protected all season long. Wear a fashionable floppy hat or a stunning silk scarf. The fact is you have to protect your hair the same way you’d protect your skin from the sun if you want it to look its best. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair.

2. Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimising exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Overly tight hairstyles—ponytails, braids, buns, and the like—can pull on our strands and cause breakage. During the summer months when our hair is extra fragile from the heat, take care to style your hair into loose knots and braids and steer clear of plastic elastics which can do further damage, opting instead for soft hair ties or bobby pins.

3. Wash less often
Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Sweat and summer go hand-in-hand but washing your hair frequently to get rid of the grease isn’t doing it any favours. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. In place of regular shampoo, try INSIGHT Antioxidant Rejuvenating Mask, apply to wet hair, distributing evenly. Leave on 5/10 minutes, rinse thoroughly, this natural product protects the hair from external aggressions.

4. Reduce the heat
Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go natural if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Save the hot tools for special occasions and embrace your hair’s natural texture on a day-to-day basis. Try a hair oil enriched with Organic Ginkgo and Organic Aloe Extract to discipline frizz without heat for an effortlessly smooth undone style. When your hair is still damp reach for INSIGHT Styling oil NON OIL or liqiud crystals and distribute through your strands, —this will help to keep the frizz at bay! Then either air dry loose or style in a braid for a more controlled texture once your hair has dried.

5. Protect your Hair with Organic hair treatments
There are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One quick way to add some protection to your hair is try using a hair Shampoo & Conditioner that helps protect your hair from mechanical stress, pollution and dyes. Try INSIGHT Rejuvenating Shampoo / Conditioner which contains + Organic Carrot Extract to perform an antioxidant action against the harmful effects of free radicals.
The chlorine in swimming pools and the salt in the ocean are both incredibly drying—and can even strip color-treated hair of its hue. Since our dry hair is very porous and is always seeking moisture, when we dive right in with dry hair, our strands absorb these drying waters. Before taking the plunge, wet your hair with fresh water—or better yet, apply an organic oil spray for added protection. Try INSIGHT Protective Hair Spray on the hair before and during the exposure to sunlight. This product protects the hair from the harmful effects of free radicals thanks to the natural ingredients + Organic Coconut Oil + Hazelnut and jojoba Oils, and shields  your hair against weather conditions, sun rays, chlorine & sea salt.