Summer is one of the most challenging times of year for our locks. Whether your hair is frizzing up because of humidity or the delicate strands are snapping and breaking thanks to too much swimming pool chlorine, it often isn’t easy to look good in the summer months. Here are a few summer hair tips that should keep your locks shiny and healthy all summer long.
Get A Trim
First of all, you could consider getting a trim at the start of the summer. Split ends tend to look dry and flyaway, and if you’re going to be dealing with frizz anyway then let’s face it – split ends will just make that particular situation even worse. Your hair also grows faster in the summer so it’s likely to get out of shape and messy looking much more quickly than it does over the winter.
Stay Out Of The Sun this Summer
Keeping completely out of the sun’s reach might be easier said than done, particularly if you’re a beach babe who loves nothing more than slathering yourself in sun lotion and enjoying the sun’s rays. But the sun can do some serious damage to your hair – if your hair is dyed then the colour can fade if it’s under UV rays for too long, and there’s not much that’s more painful than accidentally sunburning your scalp along with your parting. If you’re going to be out in the sun for a long time then it’s important that you invest in a hat – not only will this protect your hair and scalp but it’ll also help to shade your face, thereby keeping your skin younger for longer too – result! You could also invest in a sun spray for your hair to protect it all summer long.
Change Your Products
It could be time to whip out a more moisturizing shampoo and conditioner than what you would normally use, to add moisture to your hair and protect it from frizz and dryness. A lot of us tend to wash our hair more often in the summer because of sweat and humidity and if that’s the case for you then you might find that it’s getting dry and less soft than it usually is. You could also switch to using microfiber hair towels which will soak up more water, meaning that you won’t have to roughly towel your hair dry which might just damage it.
Use A Deep Conditioner
Before you get in the pool or the ocean it’s a good idea to fully wet your hair first so that the chlorine and salt water can’t damage it too much – and if you’ve been on vacation and your hair’s taken a bit of a battering, then it might be time to treat it well with a little TLC. To do so, invest in a hair mask – you could make an evening of it by having a bath, painting your toenails and wrapping your hair up in a mask that you’ll probably have to leave on for half an hour or so. Remember that coconut oil will do wonders for it.