The first thing to know is that hair care needs change when the summer months arrive. Short or long, curly or straight, your hair will react differently to climate changes, so it’s important to take steps to keep it healthy and shiny.
Since hair plays a big part in how we look, learning how to manage it in hot weather humidity is essential to our self-confidence. In anticipation for spring and summer, we’ve got some handy tips and ideas to help you gain control over your hair care and hairstyles.
Keep it Updated and Trimmed
When the temperatures heat up, consider a new, shorter hair style that is easy to manage and keep clean. Start off with a professional cut and have it trimmed frequently to get rid of split ends.
Protect Your Hair Color
The sun will have an adverse affect on healthy and color treated hair. Whether your mowing the lawn or attending an outdoor event, wear a hat or scarf to prevent your hair from drying out and your color from fading. Invest in a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen and use it when a hat is not practical.
Care for Damaged Hair
Sun, humidity and chlorine can damage your hair and make it dry and brittle. Do some damage control with a deep conditioner and leave it on for several minutes before rinsing it out. Whilst it’s not necessary to wash your hair more than two times a week, it’s important to wash out any chemicals or access styling products that weigh down hair.
For frizzy hair maintenance, use a leave in conditioner or product designed specifically for dry, damaged hair. Check out our Frizzy Hair Guide for some in-depth help for controlling the frizzies.
If your an avid swimmer, you probably know that chlorine and salt water have an adverse affect on the condition of your hair and hair color. Rinse your hair both before and after swimming and your hair is less likely to soak up chemicals that will cause damage.
Wear a swim cap for a tight fit and ultimate protection. If you need a solution for getting out the chemicals, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo when you get home, and let it dry naturally.
Summer Hair Trends
So what’s hot for Summer? Blonde or Brunette, the trend in hair color is bolder, chunky highlights or lowlights. As far as the cut goes, what looks best on you is the look to go with.
Hair accessories are always popular and will help you out in a pinch when your style fails or the weather turns warmer. Always take along a barrette or pony tail holder in your purse for a quick-fix.