by Melville Sy
The summer months are a great time to flaunt your locks, but did you know too much sun exposure can also damage your hair? During my chat with celebrity hairstylist Jing Monis, he gladly gave me some tips on how to keep one’s hair shiny and smooth throughout the intense summer heat.
What are the basics in hair maintenance?
Start with regular hair treatment, at least twice a month, especially for these summer months. When using styling tools, always ask for thermal protection to prevent your hair from getting any side effects from high temperatures.
When selecting a shampoo or conditioner, always check the labels. While any brand is good, make sure to select ones that don’t have paraben or sulfate.
Is it okay to use styling products? And how often should I use them?
It’s okay to use styling products, but the more important thing is to ALWAYS remove any styling product applied to your hair at the end of the day.
What are some of your go-to styling products for celebrities?
For celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo and others, I usually go for a sea salt spray. Another useful product to really give them that bold, glowing look, is to use a smooth and thick spray. And of course, a quality moisturizing leave-on spray is essential to make sure the look lasts the night or through whatever event it is they are doing.
Can you reveal a client’s favorite cut and hair color?
Sure! For Kathryn Bernardo, we usually go with square layers for her cut, which helps accentuate her features. She loves Ash Brown for her hair color too since it fits her really well.