Keeping your hair healthy can be hard and even harder during the hot summer months. There are some simple steps that can help prevent or control damage to your hair.
Use a deep conditioning mask while you’re at the beach can be used as a barrier to help protect your hair from the sun, salt, or chlorinated water. You can simply use an intense damage repair conditioner in your hair, put your hair in a bun and then let the summer heat do it’s magic while you lounge.
Tame Frizz and Keep Moisture In
Argon oil is great for helping give your locks some extra needed moisture. The summer heat and humidity can cause your hair to frizz. Tame Frizz, from Madison Reed, can eliminate the frizz and can help keep your hair color longer because it’s made with mongongo and argan oil. Just spritz and go!
Hairspray is extremely drying because it contains alcohol and ethanol which can cause your hair to dry out and then your hair becomes very fragile and can break easily.
Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only will this provide extra protects from the sun but it can help your scalp retain moisture and reduce the damage that the wind can cause by preventing it from getting tangled.
Use a Comb, Not a Brush
Use a wide tooth comb or detangling comb (we like this detangling comb from Ghd) instead of a brush because it’s a lot gentler for untangled hair since brushes can pull your hair causing it to break. You’ll also want to avoid combing or brushing when your hair is wet since that is when your hair is more susceptible to breaking.
Avoid The Blow Dryer
Blow-drying your hair can not only be damaging to your hair but it can also cause it to frizz up because of the heat, to avoid this go with air-drying your hair as much as possible.
Hot Oil Rinse
This is a must during the hot summer months and will make your hair feel soft and healthy almost instantly. After you shampoo your hair you can simply heat any natural oil and apply it from the tips to the roots.
Scrub a’ Dub Dub
Washing your hair every day is the best thing you can do to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Think of how hot it gets in the summer, you know how your skin gets oily and dirty, well so does your scalp! Take care of your hair by keeping it clean. If you have a sensitive scalp, shampoos like this Eucerin DermoCapillaire, which we found at Beautyspin, is gentle and is meant to help keep the scalp from getting dry and irritated.