The sun season is amazing and we all love to go out and have fun but there are also the annoying problems with the hair. There’s a lot to love about summer, but humidity and the resulting frizzy, dried out, sun ravaged hair is not among those reasons. To help you fight the most common hair issues of summer, check out the expert tips and hacks below!
When a shower is necessary and your bedhead style gets a rinse, adding a bit of argan oil to your routine will not only introduce loads of shine and frizz-control but your tresses will even dry faster, and as any lazy girl knows, this is ideal when the heat is on. For glossy tresses, a light fresh scent and incredible softness, Argan oil is a definite must-have addition to any hair care regime.
VINEGAR TO REMOVE BUILD UP
If styling products start to feel heavy in the heat, clear through the gunk with a vinegar rinse. After shampooing, coat hair with a 50-50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. Let sit for a few minutes, then condition as normal. The slight acidity in the vinegar clears out buildup and conditions your hair.
Do a pre-wash and condition before hitting the ocean or pool. Most beaches/pools have public showers. You might think it’s weird to shower before getting in the water, but allowing your hair to soak up fresh, filtered water prevents it from absorbing the more harmful properties of chlorine or salt. Also, if you can, spray or comb in a leave-in conditioner to further hydrate- it will further protect your hair from damage. No public shower? Just go with a spray in conditioner!
CHILL YOUR HAIR OUT
One of the biggest causes of frizz is not allowing hair to fully cool down after heat-styling, and stepping right out into humid weather can make the problem worse. Before you leave the house, open your freezer door and stand with your back to it for a few minutes to “set” your style.
While dry shampoo may be the ultimate product for lazy girl hair, hats, especially caps, are the ultimate accessory. With its sun protective visor, sturdy construction and hopefully statement-making pattern, the right cap is all anyone needs to get by on a grimy summer day in the city or a quick walk along the river, through a forest, or even during a quick outdoor lunch to break up a day at the office.
SUNSCREEN FOR HAIR
Sun’s rays can do a number on your hair, making it more susceptible to damage and breakage. Before you head to be beach, rub a little sunscreen over your palms and smooth it over your tresses—the extra weight and moisturizers will help keep flyaways at bay, too.
CUCUMBERS FOR COOLING SCALP
An easy remedy for tender or dry scalps (or even limp hair) from product build up is to use cucumbers. Slice a cucumber in quarters and rub vigorously on your scalp. You can use the cucumber on your hair as well, but do go deep into the scalp. This will effectively soothe and moisturize the dry scalp and eliminate product build up.