Lounging in the sun all day can be a great way to spend your summer. With a cocktail in hand a sexy little outfit that shows off your tanned skin and glowy complexion, you can truly let go of your worries for a little bit and simply enjoy the relaxing lazy days. Now there’s only one thing to worry about — your summer hair. Since summer heat can be pretty unforgiving to our delicate strands, we have to invest in hair care to make sure we keep it lush and shiny. And we’re here to help — if you want your hair to look stunning this season, here’s just what you need to do.
Tame the frizz
Dry hair, humidity, and summer heat are a recipe for a giant frizzy mess. If your hair just won’t stay still, it’s time to use a few tricks to tame the flyaways and keep it smooth. First of all, you’ll want to make sure you hydrate your hair with a good hair pack at least once a week. If you like getting crafty, you can make your own DIY mask.
Here’s a recipe: mix 1 tbsp of honey with 1 mashed banana, 1 tbsp of coconut milk, and 1 tbsp of argan oil. Apply the mixture either right before washing it while it’s still dry or right after shampooing it while it’s damp. Which method works better varies from person to person, so we recommend that you try both.
You can also buy some anti-frizz spray for your hair or make a DIY version to spray over dry hair whenever you want to smooth it down.
Shampoo less often
You might have the urge to wash your hair more often in summer, but this will only dry it out and give you split ends. Spreading out your washes is entirely possible even if you have oily hair, you just need to find the right products. If you find a good shampoo and conditioner for oily hair that’s made of the right ingredients, you simply won’t need to wash it as often. You want something with an active ingredient like eucalyptus, which can control your scalp’s overproduction of sebum.
Protect your hair from chlorine
Chlorine can dry out your hair and make it straw-like, and if you’re a blonde, it can flat out give it a nasty green tint. To reduce the chance of this happening, we recommend that you rinse your hair with cold water before entering the pool — if your hair is already wet, it won’t soak up so much chlorinated pool water. After you exit the pool, rinse your hair again, only this time with a mixture of cold water and apple cider vinegar. This will keep it shiny and smooth.
Try heatless curls
To prevent causing even more heat damage in the summer, why not try heatless curls? You can use Velcro rollers or pin curls, or simply wash your hair and twist it into two buns at the nape of your neck while it’s still damp and leave it like that overnight. If you want waves instead of curls, try french-braiding your hair while it’s damp and sleeping with your braids. Loosen the braids in the morning and you’re done!
Wear your hair up
Sweaty hair isn’t exactly attractive, and there are plenty of updos you can try for the summer to keep the hair off your face and neck and make the heat more bearable. Why not pull your hair up into a ponytail or a braid? If you want more volume for your ponytail, feel free to add extensions.
You can also put your hair up in a bun. Try out these styles for inspiration.
Consider hair sunscreen
Your skin isn’t the only thing that needs protection. If your hair is particularly sensitive and prone to breakage, we recommend that you start using hair products with SPF in them. They usually come in form of sprays that can be applied down the length of your hair and over your scalp to keep it all protected.
You can have your best hair days yet this summer. Care for your tresses using our tips, and your hair will be your pride and joy regardless of the season.