|Posted on June 22, 2019 at 9:45 AM|
TOP 8 SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS
Summertime is all about spending care-free days outdoors enjoyingthe warm weather. But with that come a whole host of elements that canwreak havoc on your hair.That’s why adopting a summer hair care routineis so important to the health of your strands and in keeping the style youlove.But when you’re battling heat and humidity and swimming pool chemicals,how do you know which treatments are best for you? And is there anythingyou can do to prevent damage from happening to begin with?Fortunately,there are several tricks and products you can use to beat the heat damageon your hair this season.Read on to discover the top 8 summer hair care tips to keep your stylefrom fizzling out this summer.
CONDITIONING IS KEY
Your hair gets just as thirsty in the hot summertime as you do. So whynot treat it to a little moisture-rich refreshment? Switching your shampooand conditioner to moisturizing formulas and using hair oil or serum on theends will help restore parched locks. For added treatment, conditioning masksand live-in conditioners will give a deeper level of moisture.Need evenmore help? Salons can give you a professional deep conditioning treatmentthat will restore the silkiness and leave even the most damagedhair looking healthy.
SUNSCREEN FOR YOUR HAIR
Yes, hair sunscreen is an actual thing. Your skin isn’t the only one thatabsorbs damaging UV rays from the sun, so you need to protect yourhair as well. Shop for summer hair care products that include the rightamount of sunscreen. There’s a wide assortment of shampoos, conditioners,sprays, oils, and masks to choose from. It all depends on which oneworks best for your hair type and lifestyle. By doing a little research, youcan pick one that works with your daily routine and gives you the treatmentand protection your hair needs.
AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT
There’s enough heat outside as there is in the summer, you don’t need toadd to the problem by using more heat to style your hair. Tis the seasonto ditch the hair appliances! Your hair dryer is the first culprit. Leave it inthe drawer and instead use a microfiber towel to blot your hair dry.This will help avoid frizz and absorb as much water as possible. Next,opt to air dry while you finish the rest of your morning routine. And whileyou’re at it, leave your curling iron and straightener in the drawer as well.Embrace your natural texture or add in a sea-salt spray to give your hairthat summer care-free style.
WASH LESS OFTEN
As the days get hotter and the conditions get sweatier, it’s tempting to washyour hair every day. However, by doing just that, you are stripping your scalpand hair of much needed natural oils… and nobody wants that. Extend thetime between washings by using a dry shampoo. Sprinkling the powder ontoyour scalp and working it in with your fingers will absorb grease and giveyour hair body and texture at the same time. However, if you have the typeof oily hair that can’t go long without washing, switch to a mild shampoo instead.Suds up just your scalp and let the soap run through the rest of your hair.This will help keep the drying out to a minimum.
SAY GOODBYE TO SWIMMER’S HAIR
If you’re a blond, you likely know the frustration of having your hair turn greenafter a swim in a chlorinated pool. Or how many of us have taken a dip inthe ocean only to be gifted with hair that feels like straw later on? Your hairnaturally absorbs water, so when you’re swimming in chlorine or salt water,your hair will suffer the drying out consequences. Minimize damage by risingyour water with cool, fresh water before taking a swim. You can even adda protective summer hair care mask designed just for swimming if you wantan added layer. The more your hair absorbs the fresh water and protectivemask, the less salt, and chemicals can get in.
PROTECT YOUR COLOR
You love your color. And your color loves you. What neither of you will loveis what the damaging, fading effects the sun can do to your color. Cover yourhair as much as possible when out in the sun. You’ve always wanted to pairthat funky hat or pretty scarf with your summer outfits, and now you havethe perfect excuse to do so. Also, make sure you use hair care products thatare specifically formulated with color-protecting ingredients. They will protectyour hair from the sun’s damaging effect and help keep it from fading. And whenyou use those products, always rinse with cool water. Hot water is drying andcan fade the color. The cool water not only protects, it will help make your hair shine.
WEAR LOOSE STYLES
Summer humidity can be brutal, something those who suffer from frizzy hairknow all too well. So fight the frizz with fun, loose hairstyles! It’s the perfect timeof year to experiment with loose, care-free styles. That’s what summer is all about!You can try messy buns, high ponytails, big braids… the sky is the limit. Not onlywill it help keep the frizz at bay, you will feel cooler by keeping your hair off your neck.You’ll look good and feel good – what’s not to love about that?
DON’T SKIP A TRIM
When your hair dries out, your ends will be more likely to split. And splits endsmake your style look ragged and frizzy. Scheduling regular trims will help keepyour hair healthier and looking it’s best. This will also keep your hair less tangledand prone to breakage.
SUMMER HAIR CARE CAN BE EASY
So by-all-means, go out and enjoy yourself this summer. But now you know
how to beat the heat and keep your hair looking healthy and its absolute best all season long.
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