Although summer is the perfect time to be outdoors, it is also a time to be extra caring towards your hair. Keeping your hair healthy during summer is more important than you think. Here are 5 tips to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity during the hottest days of summer!
Tip #1 – Wear head accessories!
Hats, scarves, or anything that protects your hair from the sun. This is the easiest and most effective way to protect your gorgeous hair from the sun and the heat. Plus, there are so many cute floppy hats or scarves so it’s also a great way to add some style to your outfit. It’s a win-win!
Tip # 2 – Reduce extra heat
It’s already hot outside so try not to add any additional heat with heat styling. Too much heat during the summer can cause your hair to look more dry, brittle, and faded. If you absolutely have to use a flat iron to style then try and let your hair air dry before. You can always shower before bed, put your hair in a braid and you will wake up with a nice beach wave. Avoiding a dryer or hot tools also helps to retain your hair’s natural moisture.
Tip #3 – Become best friends with a good deep conditioner
Summer sun can steal the moisture right out of your hair so keep up with your deep conditioners weekly. Even twice per week if you have color treated hair! This will ensure your hair stays smooth, shiny and moisturized.
Tip #4 – Seal your hair before swimming
Here’s the thing mermaids, whether you are swimming in an ocean, a lake, or pool, it’s very important to make sure you spritz and seal your hair before doing so! Fully wet your hair and add a leave-in conditioner, coconut oil, or hair hair serum before swimming. We all know oil + water do not mix so this acts as a barrier and protects your hair from any chemicals or bacteria that saturate your hair from the water.
Tip #5 – Sunscreen, don’t forget it on your body or your hair!
After putting sunscreen on your body, use the residual sunscreen left on your hands and run it through your hair. An added plus, it also helps with humidity and fly-aways!
I hope that these tips help you to keep your hair shiny and healthy this summer! While we all love the summer sun, it’s not always our friend! Always protect your hair and skin!