Summertime brings all kinds of fun under the sun, but it can also take a toll on the health of your hair if you aren’t prepared. Putting a little extra work into your hair care routine during the warmer months can save you from frizz, split ends, and faded color. We’ve gathered the ultimate tips and tricks to help bolster your summer hair care routine, and keep your locks happy and healthy.
Moisture and Protection
UV rays from the sun can be dangerous and cause just as much damage as hot hair styling tools such as flat irons and curling irons if exposed for long periods of time without protection. Using oils and serums with heat protecting properties are an easy and effective way to help protect your hair while adding moisture and shine. You can also incorporate a leave-in conditioner such as Milk for Hair. It helps to moisturize the hair and seal the cuticles. Oils such as Argan oil and Kukui Nut Oil are used in their native environments for protection from the sun and have vitamins to soften and moisturize the hair shaft. Using these oils as part of your daily styling routine can be a game-changer for your summer hair care, and can also be mixed into any hair mask for a self-care treat packed with extra nutrients and moisture.
Detangling and Battling the Frizz
Frizz happens when the cuticle layer of hair is dry and damaged. This can cause unwanted knots and difficult to remove tangles. Spending time in the sun and the wind can speed up the drying out process of the hair shaft, and while using oils like previously said can help provide an extra amount of moisture, keeping the tangles under wraps is key for protecting your hair from dreaded split ends. When detangling, it’s important to remember to start at the ends of your hair, and gradually work your way up toward your scalp. This technique will smooth any knot, without ripping or pulling, just remember to be gentle!! Doing this a few times a day while out in the summer sun will keep your frizz and tangles under control. Full-size hair brushes are often too large to make it into a beach bag, so keeping a compact hairbrush is vital for detangling on the go.
Keep It Under Wraps
The easiest way to make sure you are protecting your hair from the summer sun is to limit the direct exposure to the harmful UV rays. Direct sunlight not only dries and damages the hair shaft but can fade expensive hair color as well! Be mindful of your beach day hairstyle, make sure it is comfortable but effective. Keeping your hair wrapped up in a bun or braid, or tied in a loose ponytail keeps it out of your face, and out of the sun and wind. If you are more comfortable with wearing your hair down, opt for a cute sun hat or hair scarf! The most important thing to remember is your hair is fragile, and needs loving, nurturing care to keep it happy and healthy. Following these tips and tricks will help you keep your locks protected, so you can focus on having fun in the sun.