5 Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy This Summer
The hot summer sun could certainly be felt as a reprieve to many of us from the cold winter weather. After all, nothing quite compares to the feeling of laying out on the beach or by a poolside as you feel the warm rays tint your skin.
But as much as we may enjoy the feeling of the warmer days, our hair may not always feel the same. With the sun’s damaging rays and its ability to dry out our hair and leave even the best of us in a frizz-ball state, keeping our hair healthy this summer may prove a challenge if you find yourself unprepared. But thankfully, you’re not!
In this blog, we’re sharing with you the top 5 ways to keep your hair healthy this summer so that you can enjoy the heat and still look your best.
Find the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
During the week, our hair attracts a lot of build-up. Whether from products we put into it, chemicals from the pool dip, or the heavy effects of sand from the ocean swim. This build-up makes a wash-out a must. The problem, however, is that many shampoos and conditioners don’t only wash away the dirt but also wash away the necessary and natural proteins our hair needs.
To combat this, it’ll be important to find the right shampoo and conditioner for yourself this summer. Our recommendation is the full shampoo and conditioner from our client’s Living Proof. “Formulated with a blend of slip modifiers to reduce surface friction,” Living Proof shampoos clean off build-up while helping fine, flat hair look luscious and voluminous.
Keep It Moisturized
After you hop out of the shower, it’s important not to go straight to styling without adding a bit more moisture back into the mix! By using leave-in conditioners, hair masques or other moisture-focused styling products, you can make sure you lock in the moisture your hair will need as it faces the harsh outside sun.
Avoid the Heat
For so many of us, hot irons, blow dryers, and curlers are our go-to when it comes to styling. But in the summer heat, adding heat like this to already fragile environments can do your style more damage than good. So instead of choosing the heated styles this season, consider either spreading out how often you use them or changing things up and going all natural!
Protect It From Uv Rays
With a clean and moisturized head of healthy hair, one of the next best things you can do to maintain it is to protect it from the harsh UV rays of the sun (especially if your hair is colored!) An easy way to do this is by utilizing hats, scarves, or any other head coverings when you step outside.
Diversify Your Style
Our last and possibly easiest way to keep your hair healthy this summer is by diversifying your style. If you’re someone who usually wears your hair down a lot, consider studying some up-dos that can not only get your hair out of your face but give it a little extra protection from the sun's rays.
Stay healthy and happy!
The extra care your hair may need this summer may feel like an inconvenience but remember that a bit of pre-planning, products, and styles to keep your hair healthy can become an easy addition to your summer routine.
Plus, once you see the effects it has on your hair, you’ll be stepping out for any occasion, looking and feeling your best!