Let’s face it … we love the sun but it can reek serious damage on our locks, much the same as our skin. UV rays are the culprit; they basically cook the hair shaft causing all sorts of sun damage and sun-induced stress. Not only that, we also have to worry about saltwater, chlorine, and humidity – all leaving us with a less-than-pretty summer mane. Read: bleached, faded, brassy, dry and frizzy. Even if your hair isn’t colored or highlighted, you still run the risk of stressed and fried summer tresses.
What to do you ask? Don’t stress…there are a number of tips and products for this summer long dilemma. First, always start the summer with a trim. It will not only shape up your style, but will remove those pesky split ends. Second, protect your strands from the sun whenever possible. By wearing a hat to the beach or pool you are not only shielding your waves, but also protecting your scalp and ears, 2 areas very prone to skin cancer. Third, skip the hot styling tools. If you HAVE to blow dry your hair, I wholeheartedly suggest a dryer that is engineered to protect your hair from extreme heat damage. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is my absolute favorite. It is a bit on the pricy side, but if you dry your hair everyday as I do, it is well worth the investment. It uses super-sonic high-speed for extremely fast drying and intelligent heat control for amazing shine. In the year I have been using it I have noticed a huge difference in the health of my hair.
Lastly, up your product-game during these hot and humid summer months. I always switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and use styling products that help outwit frizz and dryness. Weekly mask treatments can also make a world of difference. I have pulled together all my favorites along with some others that have extremely high user reviews.
All of these shampoos, conditioners, styling products and treatments can be found at Sephora. Just click on the links below! What product do you swear by for healthy summer hair??