Are you out and about this summer? We have 5 tips for you, to help you keep your hair healthy, beautiful, shiny and supple, all summer long.
1. Water is your friend
When the temperature starts to climb, you have to give your hair a little spritz of water every single day. No need to make it soaking wet but just dampen it a little, in order to keep the moisture level up.
2. Sealing is caring
Ideally, once your hair has been dampened, you can add a few drops of your favorite organic oil or hair serum to seal the moisture in. Do this especially on the lengths and the ends of your hair, which are more fragile. It will help maintain the lipidic (fatty) barrier on your hair which protects it from the elements.
3. Shampoos can hurt
You know the squeaky clean feeling you get after some shampoos. That is what happens when your hair has been stripped of everything: the dirt (that’s good) but also the natural oils that protect it (that’s less good).
Shampooing too much is too aggressive, all year round. But with the heat of the summer and (for the lucky ones) the salt in the sea water, things can escalate fast and you can end up with that infamous straw-like hair.
You can rinse your hair every single day as you shower but you do not have to use actual shampoo. Once in a while, instead of shampooing, you could try cleansing your hair with a lightweight conditioner or with purifying clays (like bentonite or rhassoul).
4. Covering up helps
Of course, you want to be carefree and just enjoy the summer. And you can do all that while wearing a hat; especially in very sunny places. Your skin and your scalp will thank you too.
5. Do not let it go green
You know that pool hair… yes… the blonde that turns green after swimming in a pool. To avoid that, before getting into the pool (after you have taken the usual shower) saturate your wet hair with a pure unrefined vegetable butter or thick natural conditioner and wear a swimming cap. Your hair being full of water and covered in the sealing butter, it will have virtually no space left to soak in any of the pool water, which has insanely high levels of chlorine (the swimming cap will simply help you not leave behind a trail of conditioner or butter in the pool).
What are your tips for summer hair care? Do you already use some of these techniques?
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