Summer Hair Care Tips and Tricks

It’s warming up and Summer is in the air! I love Summer, it’s my favorite time of year but every summer I worry about the health of my hair… and I’m betting I’m not the only one. Chlorine dries it out and turns it green while the sun slightly burns it. Add hot tools and it’ll take all winter to heal sad locks. Luckily, according to New York stylist and surfer Danny DiMauro, the messy, sun-kissed, just-out-of-the-ocean surfer-girl look is more in style than ever this year (Harper’s BAZAAR), which is always a bonus, but making it look great is a task in and of itself.

Summer Hair Care, flipping hair in water

photo credit | Jessica Kauffmann

Summer Hair Protection…

According to Real Health Magazine {with a few of my own tips}, summer protection is easy when you follow these steps:

  • Before swimming in chlorinated water, protect your hair with a coat of conditioner.
  • After swimming, always take time to rinse the chlorine from your hair.
  • Conditioner is key for keeping hair frizz-free, and you should use it religiously during humid summer days.
  • Protect colored hair by using SPF products that block damaging UV rays (try DermOrganic argon hair treatments)
  • To avoid split ends and broken strands, detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb and conditioner as often as possible.
  • NEVER brush your hair when it’s wet, but if you must, begin at the ends and work your way up to the roots.
  • Summer is hot enough without exposing your hair to a blow dryer. Rather than using heat during your styling routine, let your hair air dry or simply braid it to keep it in place.

 

Try a Cute Updo…

Hot Summer weather offers you the perfect chance to try a cute and fun updo. You can keep your routine simple and your shoulders cool with a few floral hair ties, a romantic head scarf, a big floppy hat or woven fedora, or a handful of bobby pins. Loose ponytails and messy chignons are perfect for hot summer days as well.

* PSST! You can find some of my hair tutorials for cute summer updos here

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