Mountainous regions with their high altitudes, are literally closer to the sun. Couple that with locals’ love of outdoor activities, and hair here falls prey to UV damage such as dryness and dull color.
• Use sunscreen, it's not just for skin. If you're spending a day in the sun, protect your hair's radiance and health by applying a leave-in conditioner with UV filters.
• Lather lightly. Shampooing can strip away hair's natural oils. Before washing, apply conditioner from midshaft to ends of hair and suds up at the roots only. This will lock in moisture while still allowing you to cleanse strands.
• Go for gloss. To liven up faded color and restore shine, use an at-home gloss every four weeks. For an instant luster, opt for a shine spray.
John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss, $13; at mass retailers. Big Sexy Hair Big Shine Spray, $17; sexyhair.com. Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Scalp Protect Sunscreen, SPF 20, $18; at salons