The sun’s beauty is upon us and is the perfect time to hit the refresh on summer hair care tips that’ll help keep your hair healthy and hydrated all summer long.
While the heat starts rising, the pool starts glimmering and the ocean air kisses our skin, it’s easy to lose the health and luster from your locks. If you don't know what to do or where to start, we've got you covered!
We've compiled a list of 8 summer hair care tips for healthier, luscious locks. Here's how to keep your hair flawless all summer long.
Revive Your Hair With These 8 Summer Hair Care Tips
The intense sun's rays, chlorinated pool water, and saltwater can gang up on your hair this season. The result? Dry, damaged, decolorized hair.
Luckily, with these natural hair care tips for summer, your hair should be in good hands:
- Let your hair be.
- Keep your hair hydrated.
- Be extra careful while swimming.
- Protect your hair from the sun.
- Avoid decolorizing agents.
- Allow your hair to soak in some much-needed moisture.
- Trim dead and split ends; they're bad energy.
- At any chance you get, give your hair the nourishment it deserves.
Here's what you need to know.
Tip #1: Leave Your Hair Alone
The most essential summer hair care tip is to leave your hair alone. There's enough stress on your hair from the heat, chlorine or salt water, and UV rays. So, constantly brushing through your hair, restyling, and ultimately, not letting your hair breathe can lead to breakage and stunted growth.
Ideally, you should only touch your hair when applying hair care products or putting your hair in a protective style. When you keep twirling, running your fingers through, and styling your especially in wet hair, here's what's at stake:
- Your hair loses moisture faster.
- Strands get weaker and are more likely to break off.
- Your hair can get into a tangled mess, leading to breakage and a sore scalp.
Resist the urge to keep your hands in your hair when there's no need to touch it.
Tip #2: Hydration Is Your Best Friend
You're not the only one panting and puffing from the heat this season; your hair is too! Your best bet is to drink lots of water (8+ glasses a day) to hydrate your strands from within, then follow up with a hydrating shampoo + conditioner duo to hydrate from the outside.
For the best hydrating experience, use our Ultra Hydrating Signature Shampoo packed with deeply moisturizing and powerfully nourishing ingredients to quench your thirsty locks. Paired with our Ultra Hydrating Signature Conditioner, your hair will stay hydrated and moisturized all summer.
Strengthen, hydrate, and instantly revive dry, damaged hair with our conditioner's rich blend of marula oil, ginseng, biotin, and delicate rose water.
Hydration is a MAJOR summer hair care tip. Keeping your strands hydrated will minimize breakage, make your hair more manageable, and promote healthy hair growth.
Tip #3: Swim With Caution
Pool water is swarming with chlorine and metals such as iron and copper that can damage your hair. According to science, when chlorine reacts with these metals, they get oxidized and adhere to your hair proteins as you swim. The result is dry, green-tinted hair.
The oxidized metal strips the hair of its natural oils and moisture, leaving it damaged and vulnerable. Saltwater isn't any better; the salt is very drying and damaging to hair.
You may decide to go the swim cap route to shield your hair from salt and oxidized metals. But, we have a more protective and aesthetically appealing summer hair care tip.
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Before swimming, rinse your hair and saturate it with a leave-in conditioner and/or serum to protect against salt or oxidized metals. Immediately after swimming, rinse your hair and wash with a hydrating shampoo to remove any metals from the pool.
Next up, detangle and nourish your hair with high-quality conditioners and seal in the moisture with nourishing hair sealants.
Notice the way our Signature Hair Serum nourishes and seals in moisture.
Tip #4: Protect Your Strands From UV Rays
We're sure you've seen this one in just about every 'natural hair care tips for summer' guide. UV rays have as much damaging effect on your hair as they do on your skin.
If you're going for a walk, relaxing by the pool, or spending a lot of time outdoors, you need to protect your hair from the sun. One way to keep the sun's rays out of your hair is by covering your hair with silk or satin head wraps, caps, scarfs, or other headwear. Our personal favorite is wide brim hats.
Tip #5: Preserve Your Hair Color
Did you know? If ingredients in traditional sunscreen come in contact with your hair, a chemical reaction can occur and discolor your hair? Light-colored hair and extension wearers are particularly susceptible to discoloration.
Similar to how SPF and other beauty products have been known to stain clothes, your sunscreen may have the potential to also discolor hair.
Our Sheer Mineral Sunscreen is the most effective way to avoid your hair being tinted, stained, or discolored by sunscreen. Specifically formulated to give you all the benefits from traditional sunscreen while protecting your hair from discoloration.
Tip #6: Replenish Lost Moisture
Here's a summer hair care tip that can save your hair. During summer, you'll find that your hair gets dry fast. Dry hair is difficult to manage, prone to breakage, and incredibly lackluster. One way to give your hair a moisture boost is to use moisturizing deep conditioners and hair masks formulated with strengthening and nourishing ingredients.
Our Ultra Hydrating Signature Hair Mask is the ultimate summer hair mask that instantly hydrates, strengthens strands, and deeply nourishes dry, damaged hair.
Tip #7: Loose Those Dead Ends
It is not uncommon to notice dead ends under the heated watch of Summer. Dead ends, also known as split ends, are like dead weight. If you let them be, they may compromise your hair health by latching onto healthy ends, causing frizz and tangles, and damaging your hair strands.
Since you can't fix or reverse dead ends, the only way out is to cut them. After trimming them off, take preventative measures like avoiding high manipulation hairstyles, reducing stress levels, and protecting the hair strands from harsh weather to stop them from reoccurring.
It's safe to say this is one of the most vital tips to take care of hair in summer.
Tip #8: Nourish Your Hair To A Fault
The key to achieving healthy, beautiful hair is to nourish it religiously all year long.
In Summer, the assignment is not only to nourish your hair but also to hydrate and protect it.
You can achieve healthier hair with the right hair care products and a working hair care regimen.
A good hair care regimen should include cleansing, moisturizing, conditioning, and sealants. After washing and moisturizing your hair, seal the moisture with quality sealants like oils and serums.
Our hair serum is a hybrid of both oil and serum, giving you the best of both worlds. Not only does it seal in moisture, but it also hydrates, fights frizz, and tames unruly hair.
Summer Hair Care Tips For Luscious Locks
These natural hair care tips for summer will promote healthy hair growth, keep the tangles away, and significantly improve the appearance of your hair.
Recap: let your hair be, hydrate often, block off sun rays, practice pre- and post-swim hair care, moisturize regularly, trim dead ends, and use quality hair care products.