The summer time is when we all head to the beach, lay out in the sun, and relax. Well, it can also be one of the harshest times for hair with things like chlorine from pools, damaging UV rays, and high heat. Want to know how to keep your locks healthy and looking their best? Keep reading!
Shampoo Less: Instead of using full-strength shampoo every time you shower, either do conditioner-only washes or dilute the shampoo with some water. The sulfates in shampoo can be too harsh for hair when it’s facing the hot summer weather.
Condition All Day: Leave-in conditioners, especially those formulated for the summer conditions, can be your best friend during these hot and humid months. After shampooing, apply a leave-in conditioner to damp hair and run a wide-toothed comb through it.
No To Hot Tools: Things like straighteners, curling irons, and blow dryers are the worst enemy to hair during the summer. The humidity in the air during these months makes it much harder to style hair, anyway, so just avoid the issue entirely.
Wear Hats: This may be an article about healthy summer hair, but wearing hats or headscarves is crucial to maintaining cuticle health. Just 15 minutes in the hot summer sun can be enough to crack the cuicle of your hair. Wear hair naturally without a hat in the evenings when the sun isn’t as strong.
Regularly Trim: Whether you trim or have your stylist handle it, the importance of staying on top of split ends cannot be reinforced enough. Trim dry hair, as wet trimming can only worsen the split ends.