We can all agree that lazy days spent catching a few rays does wonders for the soul. But while we all know the harmful effects that UV rays have on the skin, we often forget about our hair. Best known for their organic, award winning skincare range, Green People has created a range of Summer-focused hair products that work to protect against the harmful effects of sun, salt and chlorine. In line with the brand ethos, there’s no synthetic fragrances, chemicals or colourants; just pure, hard-working natural, certified organic ingredients and vegan approved.
UV rays cause the most environmental damage to hair, more than blow drying and chlorine, meaning locks can often feel a little lacklustre and frazzled after a day in the sun. Just like our skin, hair needs tailored protection from sun and sea salt. Those tousled sea-salty beach waves may look right on trend, but the damage can run much deeper. Breakages, lack of moisture and depleted levels of protein result in weakened and brittle hair that’s far from shiny and lustrous.
When packing for your next sun-soaked break, look no further than Green People’s Quinoa and Artichoke range (approved by the Vegan Society). Designed to protect hair from the damaging effects of sun, salt and chlorine, these three superhero products are fast becoming Summer’s ‘must-have’ essentials.
The first step, is to treat the hair with a deep cleanse. Made with 81% certified organic ingredients, the Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo is a blend of superfoods for the hair. Artichoke removes mineral deposits and acts as a protective shield to the hair shaft cuticles; think more shine, less frizz. Quinoa then coats the shaft for hair that looks thicker and fuller in an instant. Finally, soothing Marshmallow and Chamomile Extract work to soothe the scalp after sun exposure and rejuvenate dry hair.
When hair is fully cleansed, follow with the Green People Quinoa & Artichoke Conditioner for an intensely conditioning boost. This wonder conditioner is made with 91% certified organic ingredients and is ideal for both coloured and virgin hair. Recent studies show that Quinoa protein increases shine by over 50% after just five washes; perfect for dull, depleted locks. Multi-tasking Artichoke Leaf forms a protective shield to the cuticles in the hair shaft and protects against UV damage. This conditioner is ideal for post-beach bathing; added Pineapple Extract is packed with natural enzymes that remove dead skin cells, chlorine and other impurities.
Treat hair with a final nutrient boost with the Green People Quinoa & Avocado Serum. Made with 96% certified organic ingredients, this all-natural serum is a wonderful alternative to chemical-based styling products. Silicone free with no sticky residue, this serum can be used as a leave-in conditioner for a high shine finish. Antioxidant rich Avocado Oil works to deeply condition the hair, while shine-boosting Quinoa Protein prepares the hair for another day spent in on the beach, acting as protection against sun, salt and chlorine. Two humble ingredients that pack quite the punch.
Green People products are available from Waitrose, Ocado, Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Revital and independent natural health retailers nationwide, as well as online at www.greenpeople.co.uk.