Solutions For Summer Hair Care Woes

June 22 2016

It’s summer and the living is easy, but it may not always turn out that way for your hair. Even if you go completely au naturel – no color, no highlights, no heat treatments – heat and UV rays from the sun, chlorine and salt water, and all of that humidity can really do a number on your ‘do. Not to worry. Here are some tips to keep you looking your best all summer long. If you do opt to color your hair, be sure to protect it. The simplest way is simply to wear a wide brimmed hat when you’ll be out in the sun. There are also excellent leave-in conditioners that you simply spritz onto either wet or dry hair. Just remember to spritz again each time you reapply sunscreen to your skin. When humidity gets you in its grip, your hair is likely to behave badly. A good silicone-based smoothing serum can help by temporarily gluing your hair’s cuticles back into place. You can also top that with an anti-frizz hairspray. If you have curly hair, you’ll probably also want to go easy on heat treatments as they can make your hair even more prone to the frizzies. Swimmer’s hair can be a problem too whether you go for the pool or the beach. Salt and chlorine will dry out your hair, and anyone with light colored hair may actually notice a green tinge. Hair absorbs the first liquid it touches, so a tap water rinse before swimming will help keep out both salt and chlorine. Use a leave-in conditioner before swimming, and reapply it as your hair dries in the sun. When you’re finished for the day, give your hair a rinse with a quarter cup of cider vinegar mixed into a pint of water. It will help remove any remaining residue still clinging to your hair. A little forethought will help keep your summer hair looking great all season long. Here at Salon D’Artiste, our team of professional stylists is here to answer questions and recommend products perfect for you and your lifestyle. For an appointment, we can be reached at 610.687.2020 or see us at the salon at Eagle Village Shops, 205 Lancaster Ave #2, Wayne, PA 19087. Want to make an appointment instantly? Use our app! Our app is available through the Apple Store, Google Play, or Amazon.