Hi everyone! Now that Summer is drawing closer and closer (can you feel the heat?!?!), I figured that it is a good time to post some hair tips because prevention is definitely better than cure. Especially with the Summer months coming, we’re all so busy planning outdoor activities and just enjoying the sunshine, we tend to neglect and forget about our tresses. Here are my summer hair tips:
1. Don’t wash your hair everyday
I know that with the warmer days, we sweat more and feel super yucky at the end of the day and all we want to do is to scrub ourselves from head to toe. Trust me, your scalp produces natural oils that nourishes and protects your hair and scalp. Unless you’ve been doing intense exercises everyday where your hair looks soaked at the end of it, do your hair a favour and don’t shampoo everyday. Plus the more you shampoo it, the more oil it produces because of how dry your scalp is, it’s really just a viscous cycle.
2. Use Deep Conditioning Treatments
You should never stop using deep conditioning treatments just because Winter is over. Your hair probably needs it more than ever in Summer because of the amount of time spent outdoors under the sun. Try getting a treatment with UV protection. If you have oily scalp and hair, don’t apply the treatment on your scalp, apply it from your ears down. A great one that I’m currently using and loving is the Kérastase Elixir Ultime hair mask.
3. Use Leave-In Hair Treatments with UV Protection
As much as our skin needs SPF and UV protection, so does our hair. Prevention definitely better than cure so in order to avoid, sun damaged, dry and fizzled hair, make sure you get yourself some leave-in sprays and serums with UV protection.
4. Wear Sun Hats
This may be an over-kill now but sun hats can be totally stylish and protects what is important i.e. your face, neck and hair. Do it!
5. Rinse After a Swim
For those who are fortunate enough living by the ocean, I know that we all enjoy a day at the beach then off straight to dinner or party the night away. Before you go anywhere, make sure you rinse your tresses, salt water sucks all the moisture out of your hair so make sure you rinse it before you go anywhere. Same goes for those who swim in a pool, I don’t need to tell you how bad chlorine is for your hair. Make sure you rinse thoroughly and apply a leave-in conditioning treatment.
Remember that the only way to get rid of damaged hair is to snip it off, once it splits, you cannot amend so look after them this summer!