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WHY YOUR HAIR NEEDS UV PROTECTION TOO
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WHY YOUR HAIR NEEDS UV PROTECTION TOO

Here in NZ we experience extraordinarily high levels of UV radiation. In Northland the UV index can reach as high as 14, that’s pretty high given that the index only goes up to 20 and anything higher than a 10 is considered to cause serious damage to hair and skin.

Unlike heat and light, you can’t actually feel UV radiation. Cloud cover can offer some protection (good news for Aucklanders) but our less than perfect Ozone means we’re all at risk of UV damage no matter where we choose to hang out in this beautiful land.

Here is a line-up of great UV blocking hair products from cult brand Oribe, great for those moments when throwing on a hat isn’t a viable option.

GLAZE FOR BEAUTIFUL COLOUR

This is a rinse out treatment making it perfect for fine haired beachgoers and gardeners. It’s a high-gloss UV protector, imparting intense shine, brightening your colour and silkening your strands for hair that is luminous and safe from the sun.

Dermatologist-tested. Formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride and is also keratin treatment safe.

HOW TO USE

After shampooing, work through clean, damp hair. Let infuse for three to five minutes. Rinse. Use once a week in place of conditioner

APRES BEACH WAVE AND SHINE SPRAY

Attention island-hoppers and champagne-poppers: Get beach-to-bombshell hair—tousled, touchable waves with sun-kissed shine—without the salty stiffness.
This glamourous charmer is a moisturizing spray and uses rich extracts and exotic oils for lush repair and sultry texture. Also comes with a specially engineered nozzle designed to create a wavy, piecey texture.

Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride and is also keratin treatment safe.

HOW TO USE

Shake. Spray on wet or dry hair. Tousle to taste and let dry in the East Coast beach breeze.

CREME FOR STYLE

Superior style and substantial shine are a 50c-size dollop away. It’s the perfect UV Blocker for short hair, ESPECIALLY SHORT BLEACHED HAIR. This helpful creme offers flexible all-day hold and tames frizz with rich moisturizers and it loves curly and straight hair equally.

Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride and is also keratin treatment safe.

HOW TO USE

Start with a quarter-size dollop. Work through hair with your fingertips (wet or dry ). Style.