Summer Haircare

Summer HaircareCurly or straight, thick or thin, blonde or brunette, caring for your hair this summer is the same regardless of the genes you’re rocking.

Time to Trim

At the outset of summer, go in for a trim. No doubt the last time you had your hair cut was a while ago, meaning split ends and a flat style are sure to plague you unless you opt for a change. This is especially important since the bright days will only highlight any weaknesses. A new cut will take those away and give you a fresh palette to work with.

Careful with Chlorine

To keep our pools from filling up with dangerous bacteria, chlorine is used. Unfortunately for your hair, this abrasive chemical not only strips the pool of dangerous microbes but strips your hair of the oils that give it a healthy shine. Some blondes may even find themselves going green. The ocean isn’t any more forgiving either. The excess salt draws moisture out of your strands, leaving them limp and unappealing.

The simple way to protect your tresses before swimming in a pool or in the ocean, apply a leave-in conditioner or drench it before going for the dip. This will saturate the hair cells, reducing how many chemicals or saltwater they absorb. After swimming, be sure to wash your hair and a nearby shower or with a spray bottle filled with fresh water.

Not So Hot

While heating tools, like curling irons and flat irons, help you achieve that certain look morning-of, it’s important to give your hair a break. Already scorched under the summer sun, the extra heat damages your hair, leading to unwanted split ends and frizz. Instead, wash your hair at night and put it up in a bun or braid. In the morning, you’ll have the curls and waves that you can then set with a touch of hairspray.

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