Most of us long for summer so we can lounge underneath the sun and just be, but we sometimes forget the effect different seasons have on our hair. A few things to blame for stressed out tresses are the sun, chlorine from pools and sand and salty water from the beach.
You don’t have to sacrifice your vacation to maintain luscious hair, simply check out these quick tips to help keep dry hair hydrated!
- Apply a moisturizer or hair oil ONCE a week around summertime. Be sure to massage through from your scalp to the ends. One moisturizer that i have tried and loved is by Ojon. Their Dry Recovery intensive hair mask smells so yummy, and leaves hair soft. The best part, you only leave it on for only two minutes!
- Shampoo less or use a non-stripping shampoo like Wen. Shampooing everyday can cause hair to become dry and strip haircolor. I started using Wen a couple years ago, and still love the way it maintains my hair. Check out my Wen Review! Besides not fading haircolor, it also leaves my hair soft, shiny and manageable minus the detergent and surfactants found in most shampoos.
- Enjoy the heat from outside not from your blow dryer! Cut back on styling with heat, especially if it is a daily ritual. Instead try casual and cool hairstyles for summer, like braids and high buns. Read this post for -> perfect and casual summer hair tutorials.
- Get a trim. Hair is said to grow fastest around summer, so it’s a good idea to cut all the damaged ends around this time.
- Keep your body hydrated. As they say, health is from within. If you keep your body healthy, hair and nails will follow. Drink enough water to avoid dehydration, it is also said to help hair grow and prevent hair loss.
- If you must use styling products, use one with UV protection. Biosilk shine-on finish spray is a good candidate since it protects from the sun, controls frizz and is super light on hair. Spritz this all over just before heading out to the beach!
- Keep it cool! Rinse off hair after swimming with cool water not hot. This will help remove salt and chlorine. This is very important, especially if you don’t have access to shower immediately. Rinsing your hair with cool water is not only for summertime, it’s a year-round tip. You can shower in warm water, and just before you are going to step out switch to cool and rinse your hair. This helps close the cuticle and seal in moisture.
Keeping hair moisturized around summertime might seem like a tough task, hopefully these tips simplified it a bit.
What are your favorite tips for keeping hair nice and soft year-round?