Are you fed up with summer hair? Have you resorted to just living with the dreaded ponytail, or donning a big-brimmed hat, or something worse? You’re not alone. Sun, salt, and chlorine are all enemies of our hair, and we must defend ourselves. Here are our tips for keeping your hair happy all summer long.
Don’t Fry Your Hair
We’re not kidding. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can literally fry your hair shaft, cooking it from the inside out. If you’ve got color-treated hair, you may be very familiar with this problem. Does your color become brassy, fade very quickly, or get bleached-out in the summer? You may have been blaming it on the pool, but it could be the sun. Be sure that you start every day, not just every summer day, with styling products that contain UV protection. We’ve got a great selection here at the salon, but you can find them anywhere. And, that wide-brimmed hat we mentioned earlier, it really isn’t a bad idea. It’ll help protect your hair from the hottest mid-day sun. As an added bonus, it’ll also help protect your skin from sun damage.
Don’t Dry It Out
Your hair is probably already going to be extra dry. So, don’t do anything to add to the problem. If you can get away with it, skip washing your hair for an extra day. And, go easy on the blow dryer and hot styling tools. They’ll just add to the frizz and split ends. Summer is a great time to just air-dry and wear your hair in a natural style. Come winter, you’ll be glad you did.