When you think of summer, you may think of sun bathing, surfing, and soaring high in the sky on a plane to your favorite vacation destination.
These things are all fun and exciting, but they are also really harsh on your hair. Heat, salt-water, and high-altitudes suck the life out of your hair, leaving it dull and rough. Below are three things you can do to keep your hair healthy this summer.
Condition, Condition, Condition
The most important thing you can do for your hair this summer is condition it.
Swap out your light-weight conditioner for something a little heavier. It is even good to use deep conditioning masks as regular conditioner if you frequent the ocean or pool.
But don’t stop there! After the shower use a natural leave in conditioner to really seal in moisture. You can also bring the leave in conditioner with you to the beach and use it right after you get out of the water.
Skip a Wash
It is a fact that we do not need to wash our hair every day, and in the summer, it is beneficial not to do so.
Shampoos can strip the hair of moisture, and your hair is already very dehydrated in the summer. Our scalp produces natural oils that help moisturize the hair, and in the summer your hair needs as much oil as it can get.
If your hair type allows, skip a wash to help keep it healthy.
Avoid Heat, Use a Hair Tie
It can be tempting to control frizzy hair with a straightener or make the perfect beach waves with a curling iron, but you should try to avoid doing so in the summer.
Any hot tool is damaging, to some extent. In the summer, the hair is already at risk for damage, so it is best to stay away. Instead, bring a hair tie for a quick pony tail or topknot. If you follow these three recommendations, your hair will be at its best this summer.