Just like the sun and heat can damage your eyes and skin without proper protection, so too can it damage your hair. Excessive heat, UV rays, and chlorinated water all wreak havoc on your hair and leave it dull, dry, brittle, and feeling like straw.
But summer doesn’t have to be a season for your hair to fear. Just like we protect our skin and eyes, a few precautionary measures can save your hair from the summer’s wrath.
Read on for tips and tricks to avoid damaged hair caused by the summer heat.
6 Summer Care Tips For Healthier Hair
Start With A Trim
Start the summer off right with a refreshing trim. Get rid of the extra bulk and keep yourself just a bit cooler in that summer heat. And did you know your hair also grows faster in the summer? That’s right, hair grows more in summer and less in the winter. That means even if you don’t love your new style, you won’t have to wait long to regrow it back to its original length.
Scheduling a cut, blow-dry, and style will keep your hair healthy and looking its best. Shorter hair is just easier to contain, allowing you to better able to control that frizz and remove those split ends.
Conditioning Is Key
Just as we lose moisture more quickly in the summer, so too does our hair. So why not refresh and hydrate it? Get yourself a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (ideally separate products, not a two-in-one) to remove excess oil and restore moisture to the hair.
If your hair needs a little extra help, let the professionals give you a good deep conditioning treatment to hydrate and let your hair look its best.
Cover Up & Wear A Hat
Wearing a hat protects your hair the same way that sunglasses protect your eyes. Protecting your hair from sun damage is easy by wearing a hat or otherwise covering up. It not only provides important UV protection but helps your scalp retain moisture.
You should also look for products that contain UV filters for added protection. Not only do these creams, serums, and moisturizers protect against moisture loss, but they also help keep colored hair from fading.
Wash Your Hair Less
The summer heat also brings the summer sweat, and nobody enjoys that. But while it may be tempting to wash your hair every day, washing too often leads to your hair being stripped of its natural oils, which further dries it out.
One solution to this is applying a good quality dry shampoo to your hair between washings. This prevents moisture loss and adds texture.
Reduce Blow Drying
Try to give your hair a break for the hot tools during summer. It’s hot enough already without the addition of blowdryers and irons which can damage and dry out your hair.
Instead of using the blow dryer, opt for a microfiber towel to absorb as much water as possible, or just let it air dry!
Saturate Hair Before Swimming
We all know how bad the chemicals in our swimming pools are for our hair. If you’re blonde, this is especially troublesome and can result in the dreaded “green hair”. This can be minimized by wearing a swim cap, or a leave-in conditioner.
You can even wet your hair with a solution of 2 cups water to ¼ cup apple cider vinegar. This solution can get rid of discoloration and protects your hair from absorbing as much chlorine.
Try these hair care tips to save your hair from the worst summer throws at you. Frizz in the summer may be inevitable but with these hair care tips, you can better manage and control your summer hair and keep those locks luscious and hydrated.
The stylists at Saville Row Salon will work with you and your hair to create a look that not only fits your style and features – but matches your event requirements. Call us today and book your appointment.