Hair Tips for Summer
Summer is finally here! You’re probably just as ready as we are to jump into a pool or hit the beach and enjoy the water. There’s one question we need to ask, though: is your hair ready to fight off the summer damage?
Here are a 5 essential hair tips you can follow to keep your tresses shiny and healthy as you soak up some sun.
1. Get a haircut.
Your locks grow faster in the summer so it would be a good idea to get a chic but easy-to-maintain trim. A short ‘do would need less maintenance which means you’d cut your morning prep time and lessen the chances of frizz. You’d also get rid of any split ends that might’ve started to appear from the start of the summer. It should be in a style that your hair can grow out of beautifully. Anyway. if you realise later that it’s not the haircut you want, it’ll always grow back. Just don’t cut it too short, if you’re unsure.
2. Use a leave-in conditioner.
Protect your tresses from the heat. Headgear offers the best cover but for when you can’t or when the hat can’t shield all your locks, put on leave-in conditioner before you leave the house. Choose one with SPF and apply it while your hair is still damp.
3. Use hair masks and treatment.
Apply a hair mask more often during the summer. Pour a coin-sized amount onto your hand and apply this to the middle of your hair until the tips. Then you can proceed to the top part, especially the roots, without adding more of the product. Hair masks are much more effective in adding moisture and adding a protective layer on damaged locks than your regular conditioner.
4. Style less.
Your crowning glory would be exposed more to heat during this time of the year so keep away from the blowdryer, the straightener and the curling iron. Heat makes the cuticle surface rough and ruins artificial colour. Take this chance to appreciate your God-given natural hair. For times when styling is a must, such as during special occasions, you can use a heat protector first.
5. Add gloss.
Increased exposure to heat can give your tresses a dull look. There are department store hair gloss products you can buy and apply on yourself but for a professional, more natural finish, see your stylist. A gloss treatment doesn’t cost much at most salons and takes only 30 minutes for your hair to look as good as new. You can also ask your hairdresser about toning which enhances your hair colour. Toners for light-coloured hair and dark shades differ so be sure to clarify that before you opt to go the do-it-yourself road.
Hair care should change as the seasons change. There are new weather conditions, a new environment and a change in your activities. Help your hair adjust to keep your ‘do looking good. Maintain it as it needs to be for that current time. As hair differs as much as people, always consult a trusted professional for the right advice.