Summer Hair With Moroccanoil

Caterina-Ravaglia-backstage-at-Givenchy-SS-2012We were lucky enough to chat with Antonio Corral Calero, Artistic Director for Moroccanoil about summer hair care, styling and summer holiday destinations. Check out the interview below.

1. What are the best hassle-free hairstyles for women during the summer?
Braids and ponytails are the perfect hassle-free styles for summer, and they also expose your neckline to help keep you cool during the summer heat. When you’re on the beach, you can pull your hair back in a simple, chic bun, or just let your hair dry naturally down with sexy “beachy waves.”

2. What is the best way to create the look of “beachy waves” in the summer?
“Beachy waves” is an easy look that anyone can create in a few simple steps. After washing your hair, apply Moroccanoil Treatment to damp hair (it’s the perfect foundation for styling!), and follow with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, working it through the hair mid-length to the ends.

Then, section the hair into three sections, two at the sides, and one at the back. This creates the perfect foundation for the hair style. Take a 1-inch subsection from the back, and clip the remaining hair out of the way. Curl the hair in 1-inch sub-sections, alternating the direction of the curl with each row. For the first row, twist hair and wrap clockwise around the barrel of the curling iron, leaving the ends straight. With the next row, twist the hair and wrap counter- clockwise around the barrel of the curling iron, remembering to leave the ends straight. Continue in the same way for the additional two sections until all of the curls are in place.

Once the curls are in place, using your hands, shake the curls to loosen then into waves. Mist with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray to finish the “beachy wave” look and you will be the envy of all your friends! Your hair will look amazing!

3. With wet hair after a swim in the pool or the ocean, do you have any styling tricks?
After a swim in the ocean, hair can look so amazing! The saltwater provides natural-looking texture, but it can dry out the hair, so be sure to run Moroccanoil Treatment through your hair when you get out of the water, and then just let you hair dry naturally for sexy, beachy waves. When your hair is dry, spritz on a bit of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine for the most incredible red- carpet worthy shine to complete the look.moroccanoil-treatment

As for the pool, chlorine is hair’s worst enemy! Be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly with water for a few minutes before anything else to make sure you get rid of all the chlorine. Afterwards, apply a little Moroccanoil Treatment to the hair to help protect it from the sun and infuse it with much-needed moisture. Then, pull your wet hair back into a chic low pony tail or a bun for the perfect poolside look.

4. Should women change their haircare routine during the summer?
Yes, because in the summer you need to remember to condition, condition and then condition some more! Hair in the summer is really prone to damage from excess sun from swimming and other outdoor activities that can cause extra stress on the hair. I always recommend using our Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner during the summer – they’re really going to work perfectly together to provide that extra “tender loving care” for sun-damaged hair. They are especially perfect because they are phosphate-free, sulfate-free and paraben-free, so you can use them as often as you need to. This is important in the summer because you will need to wash your hair more often than usual because of all the swimming in the ocean and the pool, and they can both be really drying to the hair.

5. Any tips for keeping hair looking shiny and preventing hair color from fading?
I always have a few tricks up my sleeve! The best tip for really shiny, gorgeous hair in the summer is to use a hydrating mask once a week to help repair the hair. I love Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask in the summer because it’s so ultra-hydrating for sun-damaged hair – it really infuses the hair with the extra moisture it so desperately needs, and also helps rebuild the hair shaft from the inside out. It results in hair that looks incredibly shiny and beautiful!

And always use Moroccanoil Treatment on damp hair before styling – it not only creates the perfect foundation for styling, but also locks in moisture, helping to prevent color from fading during the summer.

6. What is the one hair care product should every woman have with her in her beach bag?
Moroccanoil Treatment all the way! It will protect and “save” your hair from excess exposure to sunlight. I’m obsessive about always having it with me, especially at the beach!

7. What is your favorite way to cool off during the summer?
Jumping in the Mediterranean sea does magic! Otherwise, if I’m in the city, I love taking nice cold showers throughout the day to cool off.

8. What is your favorite summer holiday destination?
Ibiza is my all-time favorite summer destination! Beautiful beaches, beautiful people…crystal blue oceans, it’s a dream!

9. What is on your beach iPod playlist?
Beyonce is an i-pod playlist “must” for me at the beach.

10. Pool or beach?
Beach! There is simply nothing better than being on a beautiful beach in the Mediterranean in the summertime – paradise!

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