Summertime can do a number on your hair. Saltwater, chlorine, humidity, and the sun can damage your lovely locks. Don’t let them! Take care of your hair this summer with these 4 haircare tips.
1. Start the Summer Off Right with a Trim
If you haven’t gotten a haircut in a while, visit the salon, even if it’s just to trim the ends. If you want to keep your hair long, a trim every 6 to 8 weeks is recommended. For shorter hair, aim for a haircut every 4 to 6 weeks. A trim, especially at the start of summer, will get rid of split ends and help keep your hair healthy.
Protect your hair’s ends and its beautiful color. Before jumping into the ocean or pool, work some leave-in conditioner throughout your hair. It’ll prevent your hair from absorbing all the salt or pool chemicals which can damage your hair’s color and shine. The same harmful sun rays that can harm your skin can also damage your hair. Choose hair care products that contain UV protection to prevent sun damage and protect your hair color. For the best results, add a stylish hat to your beach or poolside look. A fedora or large floppy, wide-brimmed hat will not only protect your face and hair from the sun, but it’ll let you relax in style.
3. Skip the Heat
There’s no need to flat iron your hair in hot, humid weather. Skip the hairdryer and straightening iron and opt for true beach waves! Instead of blow drying your hair, braid it overnight for wavy curls. For an everyday style that’s great for work and play, try a fishtail braid or messy pony. Minimize frizz with a small drop of anti-frizz serum to smooth hair and add some shine.
Use a clarifying shampoo to clear away built up chemicals and product residue. Rinse thoroughly and then deep condition your hair to add moisture, concentrating on the ends. And remember, frequent shampoos take away your hair’s natural oils, so wash your hair as needed only.
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