Posted by Mickey B.
Summer hair care–or any seasonal change for that matter–can be thought of just like changing your wardrobe from winter to summer. Like the rest of the human body, hair is affected by changes in temperature, sunlight, humidity, and our own activities. A good way to remind yourself when its time to change out your routine and hair care products is to associate the timing with a change in your wardrobe. When you make the switch from scarves and boots to tank tops and sandals, it’s time!
Your summer hair products – shampoos and conditioners – should provide more UV protection. If you are not a traditional conditioner user there are great “leave in” conditioners that are light weight and will nourish and protect the hair. Ask your stylist what products are best for you.
Blondes and brunettes can keep from fading too fast in the sun with semi permanent glazes and toners.
Pool water can be hard on the hair. Have you ever had your hair feel like straw when it’s wet or has a very shiny almost glassy look when your hair is dry? That is chlorine build up. Most think hair turns green from chlorine but that is not true. Using a gentle but deep clarifying shampoo once or twice a week can help prevent chlorine build up from the pool.
Let’s not forget humidity and frizz. Moisturize … moisturize … moisturize to give your hair what it is screaming out for under stress … and then use smoothing products to help tame frizz and repel humidity.
This summer’s hot trends for hair are braids and beach-y waves. We are already helping people get these seasonal looks going, and it is a lot of fun. Ask your stylist how to achieve these looks.
Stress for summer hair? Bring it on! Follow these and more tips and you’ll be ready.