Summertime is all about spending care-free days outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately it’s not all roses when it comes to summer time; especially for your hair.
Summer brings a whole host of elements that can wreak havoc on your hair too. That’s why adopting a summer hair care routine is so important to the health of your strands.
Fortunately, there are several tips and tricks you can use to beat the heat damage on your hair this season. Read on to discover our top 6 summer hair care tips.
Begin summer with a trim
Our hair grows faster in summer, meaning there’s a greater chance of suffering split ends. By getting a trim at the start of the season you’ll not only get rid of those split ends, but it’s a great chance to refresh your style too. Even better, if you don’t like your new style, you won’t have to wait too long for it to grow back to its former length, provided you don’t cut it too short.
Wear A Hat
It sounds obvious, but wearing a hat keeps your hair protected from damage caused by direct sunlight. If hats aren’t your thing, try a headband, or scarf, to protect your hair from those harmful UV rays.
Use A Hair Mask
Most experts agree that a nourishing hair mask applied once a week at home is enough to coax hair into good condition, within reason. You can ask your stylist for a recommendation on a product that will suit your hair needs and/or try a DIY mask at home.
Swap In A Hydrating Shampoo And Conditioner
Switch your usual shampoo and conditioner for seriously moisturising formulas and finish your routine with a pea sized amount of hair oil or serum through the ends. It’ll work wonders on sun-parched locks.
Protect Your Hair While Swimming
Saturate your strands before taking a dip. If your hair is drenched with clean water or leave-in conditioner, it won’t absorb as much saltwater or pool chemicals.
It’s also a good idea to try to rinse your hair after a swim. If there isn’t a shower nearby, keep a spray bottle filled with fresh water that you can use.
Leave The Straighteners Alone
Between humidity and sun damage, your hair in the summer is already parched enough without adding heated tools into the mix.
Instead opt for natural styling techniques that add texture without needed curling tongs or hair straighteners.
Does your hair care routine change during the summer months? We’d love to know what your go-to tips are for protecting your hair in summer.