You may have your summer wardrobe ready to go, but what about your hair? Preparing your locks for this sunny season is essential. From choosing a new look to protecting your tresses from potential damage, we’ll take you through the 5 steps to getting your hair summer-ready.
1. Ditch the Damage
Before summer starts, get a haircut- even if it’s just to trim your ends. While split ends might go unnoticed during a dreary winter, the summer sun will shine some light- literally- on damaged hair. Plus, you’ll feel fresh, clean, and ready to take on the world!
2. Brighten Up
If you’ve always wanted to get your hair highlighted, summer is the season to bite the bullet! Make sure you ask your stylist for natural-looking color, and ask for several colors- not just one. Bleach blonde highlights don’t look good on many people; try a combination of caramels and golds for a sunkissed look.
3. Pick Some Products
If your freshy-straightened hair becomes an afro after just a few minutes in the humidity, you’re going to need a product that can tame those curls! There are plenty of effective and affordable anti-frizz creams, sprays, and serums, so pick one up and apply some before you head outside. Also, keep in mind that going to the beach, being out in the sun, or taking a dip in the pool all can result in damaged hair. Salt from sea water, chlorine from pool water, and sunshine all lead to dull and dried-out hair. To repair your tresses, use an intense moisturizing conditioner or leave-in conditioner.
4. Style for Summer
Soft, beachy waves and country-chic braids are big this season, as they’re effortless but elegant. Try different styles and see which works for you! Click here to read about 4 cute everyday hairstyles you should try this summer!
Summer is the season for fun, flirty hair accessories, from feather hair extensions to colorful scarves. Investing in some fashionable hats will not only make you stand out in the crowd, but it will also protect your hair and face from sun damage. A floppy straw hat is perfect for the beach, while a panama hat can dress up a cute summer outfit. If you’re not big on hats, tie a colorful scarf around your hair- this option is also handy on bad hair days!