While styling summer hair can be pretty easy – wave spray, wet locks and lots of braids – keeping our strands healthy under the harsh sun can be a little more complicated. Here are a few tips that I’m using to keep my hair summer ready and healthy!
Just as we keep our bodies hydrated by drinking lots of water, it also does good for our hair too. Our bodies lose even more water during the summer when we’re moving and spending time in the sun, so make sure your hair is getting the necessary nutrients from the inside out. Getting enough water will keep all of the cells in your body hydrated, leading to stronger locks and continued growth!
Try Leave-in Spray!
Before diving head first into the salty ocean or chlorinated waters, spray a leave-in conditioner throughout your hair. It will help keep harmful chemicals out and lock moisture in, so you can prevent most of the damage before it happens. Try this one.
We’ve all heard that wearing hats during the summer is a great way to keep wrinkles and premature aging at bay, so it only makes sense that it prevents your hair from sun damage too. After all, it quite literally shields your hair and scalp from the sun, keeping you cool and a little less de-hydrated.
Cut down on the hot tools!
With the sun already beating down on our strands during the summer, any added heat simply makes matters worse. The good news is that summer is the perfect season for laidback locks and natural waves, so embrace them! If your hair still needs a little bit of help, try braiding your hair loosely before bed while it’s damp, and tying off with a soft hair tie or scrunchie to prevent split ends and wake up with soft waves. Then, if any hair is out of place in the morning, use a straightener or curling iron only on those few strands that need it.
What do you do to keep your hair healthy during the hot summer months?