Taking care of your skin in the summer has become a no-brainer. The SPF is ramped up, you change your moisturizer, and you have aloe on hand to tame damage. Summer hair demands care and attention. With heat and humidity working against your tresses, keeping your long hair healthy becomes a priority.
Not that long hair isn’t at risk of damage from the elements year-round, but the summer months can be extra pesky on your length. See sunshine, swimming pools, and breezy days for details. Pay attention to your hair so that all of the summer perks don’t become summer pests that fade colour, dry you out, and take away volume.
UV rays dehydrate your hair, and that’s bad news for gals with dry hair. Add in a product that is meant to condition and hydrate to restore moisture. Leave-in conditioners are particularly good to seal moisture into your strands. Let your hair dry naturally and skip the blow-dryer.
Your hair is susceptible to colour changes that lighten when it’s exposed to the sun. Although for some, the results are desirable, others can suffer dullness. Avoid adding streaks or highlights to avoid further damage. Don’t rule out stylish wide-brimmed hats to keep your locks covered and protected.
Jumping in and out of the pool is one way to keep it cool, but your hair-care needs to factor into your day. Make sure to consistently rinse your hair to keep it free from chlorine build-up. Wet hair is weaker and opens you up to breakage. After rinsing with lukewarm water, comb through your strands with a wide tooth comb to get out tangles. Using a masque or treatment once or twice a week will protect your strands for future pool parties.