Summer’s finally here, and it’s time to hang out, travel, and soak up some sun. Here are six quick tips for keeping your hair looking great during the hot summer months!
Protect Your Hair From Heat
Your hair will be exposed to a lot more heat during the summer months, so proper protection is key. For one, skip the heating tools and keep things simple. With the increased exposure to the sun, the last thing your hair needs is more direct, damaging heat from your flat iron. If you know that you’re going to be out all day, consider wearing a hat or protecting your hair with a deep conditioner with SPF protection.
Be Careful With Chlorine
It’s pool season, and with pool water comes chlorine. Too much chlorine exposure is notorious for damaging hair, so you have to be prepared and keep your hair protected. Before entering a pool, wash your hair with cold water and apply a deep conditioner to prevent your hair from soaking up the chlorine. You can also choose to simply wash your hair with cold water beforehand, and then use an apple cider vinegar rinse afterwards.
Don’t Overdo It On The Washing
You may feel the urge to wash your hair more frequently during the summer months, but it’s important that you don’t overdo it. Remember than washing your hair can strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils. Doing this too often can lead to chronic dryness and even breakage. Wash every few days if necessary, but don’t make it a daily occurrence.
Don’t slack on your moisturizing and conditioning treatments during the summer months. Your hair will be exposed to more of the sun’s UV rays, chlorine, and pollutants such as those that come from barbecuing. All of these can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. A good Design Essentials moisturizing treatment can help revive your tresses and bring them back to life.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Have you heard that hydration starts from the inside out? Well, it’s true! Drinking enough water is super important year-round, but it’s even more important during the summer months when you’ll be sweating more than usual. Not only does drinking enough water keep your body running smoothly, it also helps to keep your skin, hair, and scalp moisturized as well!
Keep It Sweet & Simple
The best way to keep your hair looking fresh rather than frizzy, dry, and dull is to simply maintain a healthy washing regimen, and avoid putting it under too much stress. Now’s the time of year to simply let your hair down and relax! Don’t worry about fancy hairstyles. The less strain you put on your locks during these summer months, the more they’ll thank you!