Overexposure to harmful sun rays, sea salt, and chlorinated pool water, can damage your hair in many different ways during the summer.
The sun’s rays can easily dry up your hair, causing uncontrollable frizz and breakage.
Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity by following these 9 summer hair care tips.
1. Protect your color
Cover your hair as much as possible when out in the sun. Choose a hat or a pretty scarf to wear with your summer outfit.
Use hair care products that are specifically formulated with color-protecting ingredients, as they will protect your hair from the sun’s damaging effect and help keep it from fading.
2. Start Summer with a Fresh Haircut
The summer weather can make the ends of your hair dry and brittle.
Give yourself a mid-season haircut or opt for regular trims that will keep your hair in good condition, refresh your style, and reduce the risk of split ends.
3. Try an Overnight Hair Treatment
Protect, and moisturize your hair with deep conditioning oil treatments at night.
4. Sun Protection
Your hair can absorb damaging UV rays from the sun just like the skin.
There are plenty of summer hair care products (shampoos, conditioners, sprays, oils and masks) that have sunscreen, so choose the right products that work the best for your hair type.
5. Use a Wide Tooth Comb
Use a wide-tooth comb Instead of brushing your hair with a regular hairbrush. It will help detangle your hair after a long day at the beach and help you avoid breakage.
6. Cover up
Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. This will not only provide extra UV protection, and protect your hair color, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture.
7. Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
Summer is the perfect time of the year to go for care-free styles. You can try messy braids, buns, and high ponytail. They are stylish and will protect your hair from external damage.
8. Wash less often
Try to wash your hair less often with shampoo during the summer, frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which stimulates additional oil production and makes you wash it even more.
9. Reduce the heat
Blow-dry your hair as little as possible. In the summer the hair is already exposed to heat on a daily basis and will air-dry quickly. Also, give your hair a break from flat irons and curling irons.