Summer Hair managing your hair with saltwater, chlorine and sun while creating that beachy look !!
We all know that the sun will damage your skin, it will also damage your hair.
Summer holidays are just around the corner and we are all looking forward to summer holidays to relax and recover after a challenging 2020. We have perfect beaches and resorts here in Australia so the plan for many of us is the sun, surf and the pool. Saltwater and chlorine takes a toll on your tresses. Those glorious, shiny, lustrous locks so quickly become unmanageable, tired and dull.
Start summer with a trim. You will get rid of split ends and refresh your style. You might need a mid-season cut, too. Hair really does grow faster in the summer. During late spring and summer our hair is in its anagen or growing stage so it does grow faster.
Protect your tresses from the sun make a daily habit of applying a hair care product that contains UV filters. Some products to protect hair from sun damage
will help keep color-processed hair from fading. If you will be spending lots of time outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat. This will protect you locks from getting scorched, it will also protect your scalp and ears, areas that are prone to skin cancer.
Drench your locks before taking that dip, when your hair is drenched with a leave-in conditioner
or clean water this will prevent your from absorbing as much saltwater or chlorine. If you can, try to rinse your hair after your swim, if that is not possible keep a spray bottle filled with fresh water to spritz your hair.
What shampoo are you using, is it time to switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner? Are you washing your hair more frequently to deal with summer’s sweat and grime. You may need to use a clarifying shampoo
once a week to clear away product buildup and chemicals. Make sure you follow with a deep-conditioning treatment
Leave off the hot tools. At least once or twice a week, give your hair a break from blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons.
Healthy Hair that is well-maintained is your best defense against frizz. Along with regular trims and conditioning, a drop or two of an anti-frizz oil or serum
can help smooth hair and add shine. Use only “a tiny drop” of oil, as this can weigh down your hair, especially if your hair is fine or limp.