Summer does not have to be the season of bad hair days. With some extra, the hair can look great on the steamiest days. Here are some hot-weather tress-taming tips for you.
Start summer with a trim
You will refresh your style and get rid of split ends. You might need a mid-season cut, too. Hair does grow faster in the summer. There are more hairs in the growing, or anagen, stage during summer and late spring than in the dead of winter.
Shield the strands from the sun
Make a daily routine of applying a hair care product with UV filters (these can be in gel, spray, or cream formulas). These products preserve hair from sun damage and also help keep color-processed hair from fading. In addition, if you will be spending lots of time outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat. Not only will it keep the strands from getting scorched, but also it will protect the ears scalp, areas that are vulnerable to skin cancer.
Saturate strands before taking a dip
If the hair is drenched with clean water or leave-in conditioner. In that case, it would not absorb as much saltwater or pool chemicals. Also, it is a good idea to try to rinse your hair after a swim. If there is not a shower nearby, keep a spray bottle filled with fresh water.
Switch to a moisturizing conditioner and shampoo
You may wash your hair more regularly to deal with the summer’s grime and sweat. We recommend using a clarifying, anti-residue shampoo once a week to clear away chemicals and product buildup. Just make sure to follow with a deep-conditioning treatment.
Skip the hot tools
Once or twice a week, give the hair a break from flat irons, blow dryers, and curling irons. You are suggested washing the hair at night and piling it up in a braid, bun, or ponytail before you head to bed. “When you wake up, you will have a friendly beachy wave. It is the perfect look for weekends, or make it work-ready with accessories like thin pretty barrettes or headbands.
Hair that is well-maintained and healthy is the best defense against frizz. One or two of an anti-frizz oil serum can help smooth hair and add shine along with regular trims and conditioning. (Papworth likes products that contain argan oil.) However, use only “a teeny tiny drop” of oil, Papworth advises, or you can end up weighing down your hair, especially if it is limp or acceptable.
But let’s face it: When the air is so thick with humidity, it feels like molasses, frizz is going to happen. So don’t waste the summer working to fight frizz. Instead, find an easy go-to hairdo like a high bun, slick pony, or side braid for those high-humidity days.