4 Summer Hair Care Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy

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Follow these four summer hair care tips to keep your hair looking its best.

1. Limit Sun Exposure

People often get more than their fair share of sun during the summer months, but you may want to think twice about leaving your hair exposed when you do. Sun exposure can make hair color fade faster, so folks who just invested in a fancy, trendy dye job should opt for a hat or hair scarf. Hair can also be damaged by UV radiation, causing it to be brittle, frizzy, and dry. A vital summer hair care tip: protect your hair (and skin) by covering up this summer and limiting your time outside during the brightest parts of the day.

2. Avoid Heat Styling

Heat styling can damage your hair during any season, but the effect is compounded during the summer. Many people have dry hair this season, which only exacerbates the negative effects of heat styling. You can use shielding products to protect your hair during styling, but the best way to avoid the effects of heat on your hair is to avoid heat styling altogether. Add a protective product or remove heat styling to strengthen your summer hair care regimen.

3. Hydrate Hair

If you take one thing away from this blog, it should be that your hair can get dry during summer. Invest in high-quality hydrating products like leave-in conditioners and deep-conditioning hair masks. Talk with your trusted salon professionals to see which products are best for your hair type and see if they have specific summer hair care recommendations.

4. Take Care with Salt and Chlorine

Salt from the ocean and chlorine from swimming pools can wreak havoc on hair, especially if the hair has been dyed. Salt acts as an abrasive and a diuretic for hair, fading dyes and leaving the hair dehydrated. Chlorine strips hair of its natural oils and famously turns blonde hair green. There are two measures that swimmers can take to keep their hair healthy: shower in fresh water before taking a swim, and shower immediately after with a protective shampoo. Soaking the hair in fresh water before swimming limits the amount of salt or chlorine that can penetrate the hair’s cuticle, while showering after removes harmful substances from the hair.

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