With the sun beating down and the water shimmering, we’re all ready to dive head-first into summer. But just like your skin needs protection from the sun, the summer is full of hair hazards that leave us feeling (and looking) frazzled.
Luckily, we’ve got some tips on how to keep your hair looking beachy while feeling healthy.
Protection from the Sun
After just 3 days of consistent sun exposure, the scaly cells that protect each hair begin to fall off from heat damage. This makes your hair dull, brittle, and dry. Hair that’s been highlighted or dyed is particularly susceptible to UV damage. Keeping hair conditioned with moisturizing and protecting products like Pureology’s Hydrate Collection and Redken’s Extreme Hair Strengthening Mega Mask to make your hair stronger will help to protect it from damage over long summer days.
Protection from Chlorine
The smell of chlorine while you’re lounging poolside is one of the best parts of summer. But if you’re spending a lot of time in the water, that chlorine can end up making a dried-out and fragile mess of your hair. Before taking a dip, wash your hair in cold water to prevent it from absorbing too much chlorine, then give it a quick mask with something hydrating like Redken’s All Soft Deep Conditioning Mega Mask. Follow the same procedure for protecting your hair in salt water.
Keeping Hair Healthy
There are plenty of other things you can do to keep your hair healthy all season long. Avoid heat styling, and opt for loose, natural styles to reduce the chances of breakage or hair damage from dry hair. Eating a good diet for hair health will also help to protect your hair, and washing frequently with a mild shampoo will help to keep the scalp clean when you sweat in the summer heat.
If you notice that the season is beginning to take a toll on your hair, City Pointe Beauty Academy’s Salon also offers rejuvenating services like the Redken Chemistry Treatment, an intensive conditioning treatment that will help to protect your mane against everything summer throws at it. Interested in finding out more about how you can protect your hair over the summer? Visit us online, call us at (417) 673-8822, or visit our Salon today!