Keeping Your Hair Healthy This Summer
After what has felt like the longest year ever, summer is finally here. But while there’s plenty of fun to be had once the sun’s out, it’s important to take care of yourself too.
We’re all familiar with providing extra protection for our skin during the summer months, but are you as good at your protecting your hair? Your hair is susceptible to damage at this time of year, so if you want to keep your locks shiny and healthy throughout the summer, you need to take action now.
Want to enjoy healthy hair this summer? Take a look at these top tips.
Start with a fresh new ‘do
It’s always a good idea to start the summer with a bit of a new ‘do. Not only will you be able to embrace some sunkissed highlights or add some brighter tones, but you’ll be able to cut off your dry ends and give your hair a healthy start for summer. Make an appointment at a hair salon and get ready to enjoy a fresh new look. Remember to book in regular trims to help your ends stay healthy and take advantage of any conditioning or smoothing treatments your salon can offer. If you have the skills to cut your own hair at home just remember to be doing scissor maintenance so you get the best cut possible every time.
SPF isn’t just for your skin, you can get some for your hair too. Some of the best hair products for protection from UV rays include serums and lotions you can apply to your hair to put a protective barrier in place - ideal if you’re planning on spending a lot of time at the beach. Remember to protect your head and scalp too by making the most of hats and scarves.
Lay off the heat
It’s hot enough outside, which is why you should avoid using excess heat on hair which is more prone to damage right now. There are a lot of heatless styles you could try, or even go for a more natural look. Laying off the heat is a great reason to wear hair extensions to help give you some volume or to add length to an updo or a braid.
On the days where heat is a must, make sure you use some protection sprays and products to keep your hair safe from damage.
Pamper your hair with hydrating products
To help you keep your hair glossy throughout the summer, start adding more masks and oils to your hair care routine. Using a nourishing mask a couple of times a week, as well as some finishing oil, will help keep your hair shiny, as well as take care of drying ends. It could also be worth trying some anti-frizz products if your hair tends to go a little Monica-like in hot or humid weather.
While summer is a time for fun and to enjoy yourself, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself too. With the right care, you can enjoy summer-beautiful hair that retains its condition and shine for healthy hair year-round.