The temperature is rising, and this can only mean that summer has come full circle.
A lot of women usually change their hairstyle during the summer season. Many would opt for much shorter dos (bobs are still quite popular), and those who are not keen on going for a chop will be definitely be changing their hair color, one way or another.
The summer season is quite an ideal time to experiment with your tresses. During this season, you will be meeting up with friends more and traveling to different places, so it’s nice to have a new look to go with your more active lifestyle.
However, due to the extreme heat, it is crucial to not only think about the different hairstyles you can try. You should also be more conscientious about hair care to ensure hair health. In order to help you do this, listed below are seven great trips for beautiful and healthy summer hair.
- Achieve ombre hair with hair extensions
When you want to give your locks a rest from hair coloring treatments, opt for hair extensions instead. With expert application, the colored hair extensions will look really nice and natural. Plus, they will provide a more voluminous appearance to your hair.
- Buy headbands
Headbands are the perfect summer hair accessories. They will keep hair away from your face and, at the same time, help you achieve a variety of looks.
With careful placement, you can create a half-up, half-down look, a full hair twist style, or simply a hippie or boho-inspired look. Likewise, you can use the headband to give yourself heatless curls.
- Use sea salt spray for ‘natural’ beach waves
If you want your hair to look healthy and wavy like you have just spent time on the beach, use a sea salt spray. People with naturally wavy hair can expect more defined waves after using this product generously, scrunching their mane, and letting their hair air-dry.
The top sea salt hairsprays in the market contain oils as well. So, do not worry about the drying effect of sea salt because the oils in the formula can neutralize that effect and also give your mane a lot of shine.
- Switch to a light conditioner
Heavy conditioner can make hair flat and greasy during the summer. Therefore, swap it with a light leave-in conditioner instead which will make your hair soft and smooth despite the summer heat and humidity.
Also, this kind of conditioner is great to use when you hit the beach. It’s easy to use and comb through hair after a dip in salty seawater.
- Get a hydration treatment
One of the negative effects of summer heat is dandruff. When you find yourself perspiring too much, you can expect oils to come to the surface of your scalp, and make it itchy and prone to dandruff.
A hydration treatment is a delightful treat for the hair that will provide your locks the nutrients they need that the summer heat can zap away. In addition to this, a hydration treatment will also refresh your scalp, leaving a nice, cool sensation that is quite delightful.
Also, if your hair is starting to look like shredded wheat because of frequent exposure to the sun and swimming in chlorine-heavy pool water, a hydration treatment can instantly restore its healthy appearance.
- Take vitamins for your hair
During the summer, it’s good to load up on B vitamins to strengthen hair. Along with those, vitamins A, C, and E also help for growth, shine, and body. There arehair vitamins that can be taken with a meal, and there are also those that you can apply directly to your hair.
- Invest in a bottle of spray-on hair protectant
This is a must – especially if you have colored or permed hair. Extreme heat can take away the gloss of your colored mane. There are hair protectant sprays that act as UV filters out in the market. They are actually sunscreen for your tresses and will do wonders to prevent damage.
Summer can prove to be truly harsh and stressful for the hair. But, with the right hair care routine and products, you can avoid the damage and stress the unbearable heat of the season can cause your locks, so you can have healthy hair throughout the season.
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma&Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma&Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.