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The definitive guide to restoring UV-ravaged hair to its former glory.
Written By Jess Basser Sanders
How to repair sun damaged hair | VIOLET GREY | @violetgrey | The Industry's Beauty Edit

— PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE STUDIO WITH VIOLET GREY

Every summer, there comes a point when one’s tresses start to revolt. All those carefree days at the beach, afternoons in the pool, and saltwater swims add up, leaving hair more dry and brittle than soft beach wave.
But all is not lost—like the story of Rumpelstiltskin and the straw, we’ve found the formula for for transforming dull, sun-damaged hair into lush, shiny locks in three easy steps. Follow this regimen religiously 1 to 2 times a week to help prevent color from fading, salt from dehydrating strands, and frizz from taking hold.

REPAIR
DAMAGED HAIR

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Philip Kingsley’s cult pre-shampoo treatment (he created it for Audrey Hepburn) lends all the benefits of a mask (hydration, hydration, hydration), without the need for multiple rinses. Simply apply to dampened mid-lengths and ends (avoid the roots), top with a stylish shower cap and let hair absorb it for 20 minutes. Then jump in the shower and rinse.

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Continue the hydration regimen and wash hair with Lea Journo’s moisturizing paraben- and sulfate-free formula. Gentle enough for chemically or color-treated tresses, it contains pure French plum oil to soften and quench dry locks. Chase it with the accompanying conditioner.

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Once out of the shower, towel-dry hair and spritz all over with this deep-conditioning oil. The shea formula is a natural UV filter, protecting tresses from sun damage and color fade, as well as boosting shine. Stash it in your beach bag to keep your locks protected during days by the sea.

IN POLITE
SOCIETY

In polite society, one should be kind, speak her MIND, and deep-condition.
—VIOLET GREY
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SUMMER
MANICURES

Nail the manicure game, with polishes to complement your (faux) tan.