Summer Hair Care Tips
Sun, sand, heat, saltwater, chlorine, humidity, and perspiration…all conspiring to destroy our lovely locks. Summer’s the time to be outdoors, but the weather can wreak havoc on our hair. So what steps can you take to salvage your ‘do when conditions make it seem impossible? Put in a little work before you go out to play, and your hair will look gorgeous all summer long!
Work it out!
Use a comb instead of a brush to release tangles from your tresses. Start removing knots from the bottom of your strands and work your way up to your scalp. This technique works the best with wet hair that’s soaked with a quality conditioner.
Use fabric-wrapped hair elastics to put your hair up in a ponytail. Regular elastics, especially ones with metal, can cause breakage to even the healthiest hair.
Take your time!
Twisting and wrapping your wet hair up in a towel can also cause damage. Instead, take a few extra minutes after your shower to squeeze out excess water and gently press the towel onto your damp strands.
Beat the heat!
If you can, avoid using hot styling tools, such as curling irons, straightening irons, hot rollers, and blow dryers. Air drying your mane can keep it from the harm that heat inflicts.
Love your locks!
Embrace the natural texture of your hair. If it’s straight, avoid curling it, and if it’s wavy or curly, try to resist flattening it.
Heat it up!
Take advantage of the warm weather by slathering deep conditioner on your wet strands, covering your head with a shower cap, and sitting outside in the sunshine for thirty minutes. The heat from the sun will make the moisturizing properties of the conditioner more effective. Rinse and air dry your silky soft hair!
Want to take a dip? Don’t let fear of the hair-destroying effects of chlorine or saltwater scare you away. Before you dive in, use this trick to protect your locks. Wet hair, saturate it with conditioner, braid it, and fasten it with fabric-covered elastic. Time to take the plunge.
Keep it covered!
A fun and fashionable way to keep your hair and scalp safe from the sun’s rays is to wear a hat or scarf on your head whenever you’re outdoors. Find ones that coordinate with your bathing suit and look glamorous all season long.
Experiment with new summer styles and haircolors. Get a few highlights. Wear your hair in a gorgeous updo to stay cool and look chic. Put a flower behind your ear. The possibilities are endless.
Drink a lot of water. You hear it so often it almost becomes cliché, but it’s sage advice. Stay hydrated to keep your skin, nails, and hair in tip top shape!
Finally, if the thought of all this summer hair care stresses you out, you can always cut the length of your hair off and donate it to charity. You’ll have a sophisticated new ‘do and someone else will benefit in the end. Summer weather can be harsh on your hair, but don’t let it keep you from having fun!
Here at New Creations, we have countless quality hair care products to keep your crowning glory healthy and happy this summer. Make an appointment today!