Read on, for tips on summer hair care from my latest post for Susquehanna Style!
Just like trends changing each season, so should your beauty routine. There are some things I keep the same year round (like what makeup I use, for example), but I do try and make small adjustments with the change of season (typically summer and winter).
Here are my top five tips to keep your hair looking fabulous through the heat of the summer months:
Give the blow dryer a break. If you are anything like me, you dread blow drying your hair in the summer time. I get so hot that I feel like I need another shower. This time of year is the perfect time to let your blow dryer collect a little dust and just air dry. Wavy hair and the “slept in” look is popular this time of year, so embrace it.
Add sea salt spray. I am a big fan of air drying my hair and using sea salt spray. This gives your hair a little more texture and helps accentuate any waves you may already have. Plus, most sea salt sprays don’t have any harsh chemicals that can do further damage to your hair.
Wear a hat. I am a big fan of hats year round, but I especially love wearing them in the summer. Straw fedoras, panama hats, and floppy sun hats are not just a fun accessory to add to your outfit. They help protect your hair against the sun and can help prevent any damage overexposure in the sun can do.
Wet hair before swimming. If you jump in the pool with dry hair, that is all the more pool water that your hair is going to absorb, which ultimately means more damage. Instead, wet your hair ahead of time (maybe bring along a spray bottle of tap water). With your hair already wet, it doesn’t need to quench its thirst with hair damaging water.
Deep condition. It’s as simple as that. Deep condition helps take the protection from the sun and harsh pool water chemicals to the next level. If you really want to take your protection up a notch, after you wet your hair (before swimming) rub some deep conditioner into your hair before taking the dive into the deep end. That can add another barrier of protection for you.
I know our hair can be our last priority when it comes to care/protection when we are outside. Naturally, our first priority is our skin. But, our hair should be protected just as much. Give some (or all) of these tips a try. Your hair will thank you!