SWFL Sun & Water vs. Your Hair
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Charlie McDermott 0:08 Hello there listeners and viewers Charlie McDermott producer of the show co hosting with once again, Amy button. Amy, how you doing? Amy Button 0:16 I'm doing good.
Charlie McDermott 0:18 Well, terrific, and always looking good for our listeners who want to know all about the looks that Amy provides. Do you do like a different hairstyle? Every time you come on? Or is this just your normal every day? Amy look, because it's awesome.
Amy Button 0:36 Yeah, thanks. Just every day,
Charlie McDermott 0:40 now that I've completely embarrassed you, let's get on with it. I'm just I'm trying to teach people to get on over to the video and YouTube and all that the website. And it's well worth it listeners. All right, anyway. So it's getting me or although the weather's been very, very nice, but but for your listeners, it's now the beginning heading into soon the middle of May and summers around the corner. And that kind of can wreak havoc on our hair, you know, the heat the sunshine? And what kind of impact does it have Amy.
Amy Button 1:19 So, um, just like anything, with the environment that you're in, it does affect your hair, skin and nails. And so when it comes to specifically your hair, the summer, Florida sun, the UV index goes up. And so it does definitely take into you need to take that into effect as far as your hair color, how to take care of your hair, just the just maybe a little bit, protect your hair a little bit better, knowing that the sun is a little more intense. And with that also the heat, obviously, the more sunshine we have, the hotter it seems to be outside. So that definitely seems to be a question that a lot of my clients that are staying through the summer have How can I protect my hair during the summer months in Florida?
Charlie McDermott 2:23 Yeah, that's interesting. Because because we're you know, we're brought up to protect our skin right? It's all about covering up or putting something on. But yeah, yeah, the hair can be damaged as well. Yeah.
Amy Button 2:38 Yep. So the biggest tip that I can give people is products products are huge deal in the summer. For two reasons, one, obviously the health of your hair. But if you are coloring your hair, you want to protect that investment. You don't want to let the sun do its thing and make your hair feed. It can feed a lot faster this time of year. And then also because it is so hot people are hopping in the pool or the ocean or you know hairs coming in contact with a lot of harsh water as well during this time of year. And both of those things the sun and the water can make your hair color not last as long if you're not using the appropriate products.
Charlie McDermott 3:32 Yeah, that makes sense. Okay, so when your your clients come in, do you make recommendations based on like hair color or hairstyle or how does that work?
Amy Button 3:48 With hair color: we do recommend, according to the color obviously, we have color safe shampoos. We also have sulfate free shampoos that can also help especially if you have someone with sensitive skin those sulfate free shampoos can help a lot. Clients who are receiving treatments on their hair because they're worried about frizz, they also need to have sulfate free shampoos. But the biggest product I could recommend if you already have a color safe shampoo, which should be in everyone's shower anyway if they're receiving our color service, but it's a leaving conditioner that specifically has sunscreen in it. For your hair. People think you need to put sunscreen just on your skin. But sunscreen for your hair can actually help keep the UV rays from doing what they do. And they can also fill in the strands of your hair so that the saltwater chlorine can't really soak in and do as much damage. So and we have a real The Great One by redkin does 25 different things that I don't have them all memorized. But that that is one of the reasons why I use that product specifically on almost all my clients is because of the sunscreen feature.
Charlie McDermott 5:16 Very, very cool. I've never heard of such a thing. Sunscreen for your hair. Dang. Okay. I love it. And and then how about I mean, wearing a hat? Or I mean it, I guess it's it's kind of like just covering up with clothes, I guess that would protect your hair as well.
Amy Button 5:37 Yes, that is a very practical thing that you can do is wear a hat. I mean, sunscreen is I mean, sunscreen. And sunglasses seem to be a staple in Florida all year round, especially in the summer. But a hat is definitely a must, especially if you are receiving a color service. And if it's specifically a red color, or has a warmer red tone to it, the red molecules are just bigger than the rest. And so it is harder for your hair to actually retain that red hue. So a lot of the red heads will come in complaining, oh, my color faded just so fast this time. And if they were hat, and they had the proper products, that would at least help elongate the color that they're wanting.
Charlie McDermott 6:33 Wow, wow. And how about for listeners who maybe weren't aware? And? Yeah, it's the middle of the summer and they've had damage to their hair. Is there anything that can restore?
Amy Button 6:48 Yes. Yeah, yeah. So in addition to your hair color, I mean, the length of your hair, the ends of your hair, they, these tend to stress out a little bit more than the rest of your hair. And, and then yes, the saltwater chlorine and sun obviously all take a toll on the ends of your hair. So there are also ceiling products that you can put on just the ends of your hair. There are certain conditioners that are meant for if you're looking for length, it protects the bottoms of your hair specifically. So I even recommend some of those shampoos and conditioners that are made for length, even from our short haired clients in the summer, just because there is that extra amount of potential damage to the ends of your hair. And obviously, when you're at the ends of your hair, I think it's obvious when the ends of your hair get stressed out and split and start to happen. It creates a fuzz like a frizz type of a thing. So if you feel like that your hair isn't laying correctly, it could be products could be you're ready for a haircut. Or it could mean you're not protecting your hair properly during the season.
Charlie McDermott 8:08 Okay, and then for those who are Yeah, let's just say in an office all during the week, and not really in direct sunlight. Or for that matter, the heat, they go home to their air conditioned home and whatnot. But then the weekends hit and they're on the beach or out inside doing stuff. You know, do you recommend using that product every day or just when you're going to be? You know, let's just say in this case, doing weekends when you know you're going to be outside? How does that work?
Amy Button 8:38 Yeah, if I mean, if you're spending every day, I do have clients, I mean, they play pickleball pretty much every morning, or they're out on the golf course, those clients I highly recommend to have a hat because it doesn't matter how many products you use. If you're not covering your hair from the sun, then you're just you're increasing your chances. It's the same with your skin. But if you are indoors, the majority of the time, people think that they're pretty safe. So to answer your question, it really is customized. So yeah, if you're not going to be out in the sun a ton, then you probably could use those products less and then it lasts you a little bit longer. But the thing I think most clients forget is even if you're in an office all day, and then you are just really in the sun while you're walking out to your car and walking from your car to your office. The sun is still getting inside of your car. So if you're near a window or whatever, it's not stopping the sun's UV rays. So we will remind to some people saying no I haven't been out in the sun at all, like the pretty sure that's not possible in Florida
Charlie McDermott 9:57 Wow. Okay, okay. Wow, good stuff. So if you're in an office, maybe invest in some blinds.
Amy Button 10:08 Block out the sunshine. I mean, why are we living in Florida you can, if you can get the both the best of both worlds. Just get the stuff that you need.
Charlie McDermott 10:22 love it love it. Well, I mean, this is this is a you're just a wealth of information. And so I know listeners who want to learn more want to get in touch, want to get on over there and see you in Naples, about letting them know the best way to reach you.
Amy Button 10:40 So the best way to reach us is by calling us and our number is 239-537-9315. You can read all about us and what we stand for as a salon, and all the services that we provide on our website, which is last Sabrina hair design.com If you want to just stop in we love that too, especially in the summer since most of our seasonal clients have left. And we're on the intersection of Pine Ridge and Livingston in the heart of Naples.
Charlie McDermott 11:10 Terrific. Yeah, come on inside. Get away from the sunlight a little bit. Awesome. Well, Amy, thanks for sharing again your knowledge and we'll talk to you soon in the next episode. All right, can't wait.
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