Summer Haircare

Jun 25, 2024 | Advice, News | 0 comments

Holiday Hair Stylist Janay Kendall

Summer haircare is essential to help keep your locks healthy and hydrated. The summer season brings its own set of challenges, from sun damage to humidity. However, with the right approach, you can ensure your locks remain healthy all season. 

Hydration is Key

Just like our bodies, our hair needs hydration to thrive. During the summer months, exposure to the sun and chlorine from swimming pools can leave hair dry and brittle. Combat this by using a hydrating conditioner regularly. Look for products containing ingredients like coconut oil or shea butter, which provide deep moisture without weighing down your hair.

Protect from UV Rays

UV rays can damage hair, causing color fading, dryness, and even breakage. Shield your hair by wearing hats or scarves when spending prolonged periods in the sun. Additionally, use hair products with UV filters to minimize sun damage. These products are a barrier, preventing UV rays from penetrating the hair shaft. Ask your stylist for a recommendation at your next appointment!

Avoid Over-Washing

Frequent washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and frizz—especially problematic in hot, humid weather. Instead, aim to wash your hair every other day or even every few days if possible. On non-wash days, use dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and maintain freshness without stripping your hair of essential moisture.

Use Heat Styling Sparingly

Summer heat combined with heat styling tools like flat irons and curling wands can be a disaster for your hair. Minimize heat exposure by embracing air drying whenever possible. If you must use heat styling tools, apply a heat protectant spray beforehand to minimize damage. Opt for loose, natural hairstyles that don’t require excessive heat manipulation.

Trim Regularly

Regular trims are essential year-round but particularly important in the summer. Sun exposure and heat can exacerbate split ends and breakage. Aim to visit your stylist every 6-8 weeks for a trim to keep your hair healthy and prevent split ends from traveling up the hair shaft.

Protect Hair While Swimming

Chlorine and salt water can be harsh on hair, causing it to become dry and prone to breakage. Before swimming, wet your hair with clean water to reduce its ability to absorb chlorinated or salty water. After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water and follow up with a hydrating conditioner to replenish moisture.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Healthy hair starts from within. Ensure you get a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals essential for hair health, such as vitamins A, C, D, E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon, avocados, nuts, and leafy greens can produce strong, shiny hair.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is crucial for hair and overall health. Drinking an adequate amount of water helps keep your scalp hydrated, which in turn promotes healthy hair growth and prevents dryness and itchiness.

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