Summertime, and the living is easy…but not for your hair! Hot summer days can wipe out shine, change your color to a brassy hue and leave your locks feeling dry. Not to mention, high humidity, UV beach rays, chlorine and saltwater can dry out your hair even more!
Follow these summer hair care tips, and your locks will look and feel beautiful throughout the entire season!
Get a haircut. It’s always best to get a trim before summer, since the strong heat can cause extra damage to your hair, so its important to remove those dead ends. Most hair stylists generally recommend getting a trim every 6-8 weeks, but you may want to wait a little longer during the summer.
Get a conditioning treatment. Your hair stylist can recommend when it’s best to get a deep conditioning treatment, but most likely after a few beach trips your ends will be ready for one. The next time you are in the salon getting a trim, make sure to ask for one.
Lighten up your locks. Freshen up your brassy hue with a few more highlights. Even though your hair my gain some natural highlights while you’re out enjoying the sun, you stylist can add a few more in to avoid the dull look.
Scrub it out. If you’ve been out in the sun, you can give your hair the nourishment it needs at home, between salon trips. Choose a hydrating shampoo and conditioner for the summer months. You may also want to consider using a clarifying shampoo a few times a week to help reduce the build-up of chlorine and other harmful chemicals your hair has to endure.
Brush with care. Hair can be the most fragile when it’s wet, so don’t rip a brush through it after swimming. Use some detangler spray on it, and then use a wide-tooth comb to minimize breakage.
Wear a hat. Not into wearing a baseball cap while you’re outside? Try sporting a headband, turban, fedora or another cute summer hat. Find something fashionable and fun, while protecting those locks!
Schedule an appointment with your stylist. The most important thing you can do is schedule a salon appointment. Your stylist can look at your locks, and give you professional recommendations for what you need for the something months ahead! Contact Taboo Salon & Spa today to schedule an appointment, and we will make sure your summer do is amazing.