Enjoying the sun and the outdoors this season? Good for you! However, too much sun exposure is bad for your hair. See, when it comes to sun exposure, our hair is much like our skin. It needs protection. Spending a lot of time under the hot rays can fry your hair, leaving it unmanageable for the rest of the season—and beyond!
But all hope is not lost. There are ways to keep your strands healthy without having to give up beach trips and other fun outdoor summer activities. You can still totally frolic under the sun while keeping your hair healthy. You just need put in extra effort in your daily hair care routine. Check out these tips and tricks before you head out the door!
How to Get Great Summer Hair
1. Get rid of dandruff
Sweat, excess oil, and dirt may get trapped on your scalp especially during this hot season. If you’re prone to dandruff, use an anti-dandruff shampoo to keep these nasty white flakes at bay. An anti-dandruff shampoo can help keep your scalp fresh this summer.
Editor’s tip: Say goodbye to dandruff while keeping your hair fresh and fragrant with CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Conditioner.
2. Cut those loose ends
Keep your hair healthy and bouncy this summer by getting a trim. Get rid of those split ends that can actually do even more damage. Don’t skip the cut because you want to grow your hair long. Doing so can lead to even thinner strands that are more prone to breakage and split ends, which, in turn, would make you cut more inches off your hair!
3. Wear a hat
Aside from helping you achieve jaw-dropping summer OOTDs, a hat can also shield your hair from the harmful rays of the sun. Wearing a straw hat with a wide brim can protect your hair (and even your face!) while still letting some air in to cool your scalp. A headscarf can also do the job just as well.
4. Grab that bottle of conditioner
During the summer, your body (hair included) easily loses moisture. Retain as much moisture in your hair by not skipping conditioner when you wash your hair (actually, you shouldn’t be skipping conditioner, no matter the season). Or better yet, invest in a deep conditioning treatment for your hair. It deserves intense pampering at least once a week.
Editor’s tip: To keep your hair fresh and hydrated, use Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Volume and Bounty Conditioner. It lightly moisturizes your hair while helping boost hair volume and strength. If you have fine hair, this conditioner is perfect for you.
6. Out with the brush
Rather than forcing a brush through your hair this summer, use a wide-toothed comb instead. Hair is most susceptible to breaking when it’s wet so if you’re the type that reaches for the brush right after a dip in the pool, grab a wide-toothed comb instead as these are the most gentle for untangling those stubborn strands.
6 Apply leave-on cream
When your hair starts to look dull and dry in the middle of the day, a drop of leave-on cream can help refresh your locks. It can also help keep your hair moisturized and fragrant—exactly what you need this summer.
Editor’s tip: Keep a bottle of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream in your bag so you can refresh your hair any time, anywhere.
Nothing can stop you from having a fun and enjoyable summer—not even a bad hair day! Get great summer hair easily with the right hair care routine and proper hair products. Bookmark this page for more hair care tips and ideas for summer and beyond.
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