While summer brings us much fun and happiness in the sun, it could also bring dry and brittle hair if not protected and cared for properly. By following our guide to summer hair care your hair can look better than ever.
1. Avoid the heat
That is now the heat of your styling tools, rather embrace the heat of summer and let your hair air dry.
2. Hydration is key for hair care
We know! You might be tired of hearing how important it is to drink your water, but it is no different when it comes to your hair. This is likely the most important tip to follow if you do not you might as well give up on all the other tips as well.
3. Wash less
Shampoo strips your hair from the natural oils on your scalp and will leave your hair dry. Try washing your hair 2 or three times a week at most and opt for dry shampoo in between.
4. Playful with a plait
Plait your hair before swimming to prevent breakage as your hair is most fragile when wet.
5. Protect your hair before you swim
Put in a leave-in conditioner with UV protection to protect your hair from the harsh chemicals in the pool.
6. Hair care routine after swimming
The combination of the chlorine found in swimming pools and the UV rays from the sun can significantly change the colour of your hair. To reduce hair damage, use professional shampoo and a moisturising conditioner after swimming as part of your hair care routine.
7. Hats on
To protect your scalp from sunburn always wear a hat and do not forget the sunscreen for your ears. CANSA suggests wearing a thickly-woven fabric hat with a wide brim.
So in order for you to love your hair this summer follow these 7 summer hair care tips and your hair will thank you for it.
Some recommended products available at Reflections Hair Design:
- Shampoo & Conditioner:
- Paul Mitchell instant moisture shampoo and conditioner
- Milkshake moisture plus shampoo and treatment
- Leave in
- Biolage Keratin Dose Spray
- Matrix Miracle Creator 20 Spray
- Milkshake Incredible Milk Spray