Summer Season Hair Care Tips
Summer is well and truly here! That means time spent with family and friends, and of course, more time in the sun and water.
For many, the summer season starts off with luscious, healthy locks, however, the more time spent in the sun, the drier and duller the hair tends to look. In fact, the sun’s rays cook the hair shaft which can result in a fading of initially vibrant coloured or healthy-looking hair.
The best advice we can give you is to treat your hair as you do your skin this summer. Here are a few great tips.
Hydration is key
As mentioned, the sun can not only fade your hair colour, but it can also dry out your locks. Ensuring that you are drinking enough water can assist in the protection of your hair’s dryness. Not only that, but dry hair is more inclined to frizz, and there’s nothing worse than trying to tame a frizzy mane during the summer heat.
Regularly applying hydrating hair treatments to your locks will assist in your mane’s hydration restoration and will avoid it from drying out and frizzing. Try and purchase a good quality treatment that is free from parabens and sulphates and make sure that you use this at least 1-2 times a week to ensure hair hydration.
In addition to the treatment, add some anti-frizz oil to your hair’s ends. This will help weigh your hair down to ensure that you can easily style and manage your locks even during the dry spell.
Redo the do
According to celebrity hairstylists, Krant and Julia Papworth, starting the summer off with a decent haircut is a game-changer. Even if it’s just a quick trim, a cut stimulates the hair follicles to get rid of those unwanted split ends, and will also assist in your hair’s natural growth process. According to the stylists, your hair will grow much faster during the summer season which is why it is good to get rid of unwanted hair beforehand. This will ensure that the new hair is healthy and strong.
Shield the strands
Just like you would put sunscreen on your skin when going out into the sun, applying a UV filter hair protecting spray can protect your mane from suffering heat damage. Apart from this, ensure that you wear a hat that covers your hair, especially the roots when venturing outdoors. This will minimize your chances of getting skin cancer, not only on your face but on your scalp too.
Ditch the hair tools
Summer allows you to keep your sun-kissed, natural look without the need to use heating hair tools. We recommend that you embrace your hair’s natural beauty during the summertime as your hair will already try to adapt to the harsh heat of the sun’s glow. Try and give your hair a break from the heating tools at least once or twice a week.
Tying your hair in a braid or bun while your hair is wet will allow for your hair to dry with the natural beach waves look without having to apply any styling tools. Don’t forget, should you decide to style your hair with any styling tools, you need to apply a good heat protectant to the strands beforehand to protect your hair from further damage and breakage.
Stop before you swim
Before taking a dip in any pool, ensure that you wet your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner to your strands. This will lock in your hair’s natural moisture and will ensure that your hair doesn’t absorb as much chlorine and hair chemicals as it would if your hair was dry. Once you have swum, ensure that you wash your hair immediately and then, once again, apply more leave-in conditioner to rehydrate the hair before it is affected by the water and external elements.
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