Summer is here and most of us just can’t wait to hit the beach or the pool and start enjoying the longer more sunshine-filled days ahead. But it’s important to not forget that while the summer sun and time in the water make for more fun, they can also be extremely damaging to your hair, leaving it dry, brittle and frizzy.
The good news is that there are easy ways to protect your locks to keep it at its best as the days heat up.
Just follow the tips below.
Summer Hair Care Tip #1 – Protect your hair
We all know the damage the sun’s powerful rays can do to our skin. After all, those UVA and UVB rays cause damage at the cellular level that accelerates aging and leaves our skin sagging, wrinkled and uneven.
But your skin isn’t the only thing those rays damage. Your hair is also prone to drying and fading due to UV exposure. That’s why when you’re out in the sun, a hat or scarf is a must. And since that floppy hat or that gorgeous scarf can look absolutely glamorous, why not rock it?
Summer Hair Care Tip #2 – Loosen up
The next tip to keeping your hair smooth, soft and beautiful all summer is to skip the oh-so-tight hairstyles and go loose and flowy instead.
That’s because pulling your hair back in a tight bun or ponytail can lead to breakage, especially during the summer when the heat makes your hair extremely fragile. If you do have to pull your hair up, be sure to go for a soft hair tie that won’t stress your hair and just say “no” to those harsh plastic bands.
Summer Hair Care Tip #3 – Skip a day
It’s also important to remember that while the summer days might make you sweat more than ever, jumping in the shower to wash your hair daily can strip your hair dry of the oils that keep it silky smooth.
Instead of shampooing every day, try skipping a day in between. It also helps to switch to a moisture-restoring shampoo, such as our Age-Defying Hair Repair Shampoo rather than the one you pick up in your local drugstore.
The lush hydrating shampoo, made with soothing cucumber and marigold extracts gently removes impurities and brings deﬁnition to your locks, while protecting your hair color.
The result is hair that is hydrated, vibrant and frizz-free.
Summer Hair Care Tip #4 – Air dry
Another tip for smooth, luscious locks all summer long is to skip the hair dryer and heat-styling tools and instead go beautifully natural.
While your hair is still damp, smooth through our Leave-In Provitamins Hair Hydrating Therapy, with its smoothing proteins and conditioners that help prevent hair breakage, while sealing the cuticle and controlling frizz. Simply allow to air dry or style in a loose braid and love your summer look.