Get your hair summer fit!

November 18, 2009

Make sure you hair is beach ready with these easy tips from celebrity stylist David Babaii.

Summer is rolling around and just as we start getting our bodies fit and bikini ready with the change of seasons, we need to follow suit with our precious tresses.

With the help of a few quality products and easy prevention tips, David Babaii tells us how we can get our hair fit to combat sun damage, heat, wind plus chlorinated pool or salty ocean waters so that we can have fun in the sun without regretting it later.


The first and most basic fitness rule is eating the right kind of foods to keep us looking and feeling healthy. The hair also feels the brunt of poor nourishment and little by little your hair will begin to age, especially in harsh summer conditions. Keep up your levels of vitamin B, omega-3’s, protein’s and of course plenty of water for optimum hair health.


Sun, pools, and the beach can dry out your hair quickly. Wash your hair daily to remove all pollutants, oils, perspiration and styling products from your hair. David insists that after swimming, it is always important to wash and condition your hair to remove any chlorines or salt water. Since David Babaii’s shampoos and conditioners contain no harsh ingredients you can use them every day without drying hair out.

Alternating the David Babaii for WildAid Hydrating Shampoo with the David Babaii for WildAid Amplifying Shampoo, $22.95, will give you the best of both worlds. The Hydrating Shampoo will keep thirsty dehydrated hair moisturised and renewed from summer’s heat while the Amplifying Shampoo serves as not only a great amplifier but provides a thorough but gentle cleansing to remove oils, chlorine, salts or styling products.


Wheat and Rice proteins in the David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish, $26.50, offer natural damage control to the harsh conditions of summer. This leave-in, over-achieving styling treatment nourishes, protects, strengthens, mends, repairs and de-frizzes hair.

An exclusive blend of ten natural extracts, including Nettle, Orchid, Oat, Cucumber and White Ginger is added to keep hair stronger and healthier. When you are at the beach or sun bathing comb some of Hair Polish through your hair and allow the heat from the sun to help the natural ingredients penetrate the hair shaft. This will also protect the hair from drying out.


For a blonde, keeping the tone of your hair from turning an unsightly shade of green when swimming in a chlorine pool can be a challenge. A simple tip from David is to rinse your hair in fresh water before getting in the pool. This will allow your hair to be saturated with fresh water so it soaks up less of the chlorine water. Make sure to rinse again after you’ve finished swimming.


Put away the straightner and opt for a more natural style for a month or two and see the difference. David Babaii suggests using his David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, $23.70, to achieve Kate Hudson’s summer beachy look without styling tools. After shampooing spray your entire head with the beach spray, scrunch and/or twist sections then allow to air dry. Once dry, if added texture or volume is desired flip your head over and back, give it a quick shake. To set it all in place, lightly spray your hair with hair spray.


To keep the hair fit and summer ready David suggests you visit your stylist at least every 4-6 weeks for a trim to keep your hair in perfect shape and remove any split ends. Healthy hair is just as important as the healthy glow you obtain from the sun.

The David Babaii for WildAid range is now available in Australia from GNC, Priceline, Price Attack, Selected Terry White Chemists, Leading Pharmacies and Health Food Stores including Go Vita, Healthy Life as well as Hair Salons and Beauty outlets. You can also get the products online at www.adorebeauty.com.au. For stockist details please go to www.db4wildaid.com.au or call 1300 387 204.

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