Easy Hair Care Tips for Summer (and Beyond!)

Prep your locks for the hot and dry season! Here are easy tips on how to get great summer hair. 

Summer is here! In the next couple of months, we’ll be dealing with soaring temperatures and high levels of humidity—all of which can bring about various hair concerns. With the heat and humidity, your hair can get dry and frizzy. Even exposure to sunlight can cause damage. But with proper hair care especially during this season, you can keep your hair well-nourished, beautiful, and healthy-looking.

Establishing a hair care routine doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need to look for miracle products in order to get the hair of your dreams. You simply need to find what works best for your hair type and what addresses your hair needs.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled some tips on how to keep your hair beautiful and healthy in summer and beyond. Don’t miss our product recommendations, as you might want to add these to your beauty arsenal as well!

Great hair starts in the shower, so at the core of your hair care regimen is the right shampoo-and-conditioner system. Then, after you wash your hair, cultivate some healthy hair habits.

Watch this video and learn how to take care of your hair every day.

1. Use a shampoo that nourishes your hair.

There are many beauty shampoos out there, but do they all have the nutrients that your hair needs? If you want your hair to be more manageable, use a shampoo that gives you just that, such as Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It has five flower essences that make your hair five times smoother and more fragrant.

2. Always condition your hair.

A conditioner replenishes lost moisture and restores shine to your hair. Choose a conditioner that leaves your hair soft and smooth, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. It calms frizz, adds shine, tames flyaways, leaves your hair smooth, and helps in detangling your hair. After shampooing your hair, apply your conditioner to mid-lengths up to the tips of your hair, leave it on for two to three minutes, and rinse thoroughly.

3. Don’t rub your hair with a towel.

The friction between your hair and the towel can cause breakage and damage. Instead of rubbing your hair with a towel after washing it, get a microfiber towel or a smooth towel and gently squeeze out excess water.

4. Use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair.

Brushing wet hair is a big no-no! Your hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, and the friction between your brush and your wet hair can damage your hair cuticles. Instead, detangle wet hair with a wide-tooth comb to minimize friction, or use a detangling brush, which has flexible bristles that help in minimizing the tugging and pulling while brushing your hair.

5. Let your hair dry before styling.

Again, because hair is at its weakest when it’s wet, putting it into tight ponytails or braids when wet can cause damage. So does styling with a straightening iron or a curling iron. Let your hair dry naturally before you style. If you’re in a hurry, you can blow-dry your hair, but make sure to put it in its lowest heat setting to minimize damage to your hair.

Because of the heat and humidity, summer may exacerbate some of your hair and scalp concerns. But don’t worry! These easy tips will help you take care of your hair during summer more effectively.

1. Get rid of dandruff.

Hair Care: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a mustard-colored top smiling
Keep those white flakes at bay by using an anti-dandruff shampoo. Credit; Natasha Estelle

With the scorching summer heat and humidity, sweat may not evaporate as much. Excessive sweating can trap dirt, bacteria, excess oil, and other pollutants on your scalp and hair. This buildup on your scalp may weaken your scalp barrier and make you more prone to dandruff.

Prevent this by using an anti-dandruff shampoo. Even if you don’t have dandruff, an anti-dandruff shampoo can help remove excess oil and other impurities from your scalp, as well as keep it from getting dry or itchy.

Editor’s tip: Looking for an anti-dandruff shampoo that can fight dandruff and nourish your hair at the same time? Try CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Conditioner. It is formulated with Triple Anti-Dandruff Technology that activates your scalp’s protective barrier to help remove, resist, and prevent dandruff. It also nourishes your scalp to help give you beautiful and healthy-looking hair. 

2. Wear a hat

Hair care: Asian woman with long hair wearing a hat outdoors
Protect your hair from the sun’s harmful rays by wearing 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.

3. Deeply moisturize your hair with a hair mask.

Asian woman applying a hair mask as part of her hair care routine
The key to getting great summer hair? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Credit: Dennie Ramon

With the heat and humidity, your hair needs to be moisturized more than ever. Consider adding a keratin mask like Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème into your summer hair care arsenal. It has keratin relaxers that tame frizz, keratin serum that revives damaged hair, and keratin essence that helps combat dryness.

To use, apply the treatment crème to your wet, freshly shampooed hair. Leave it on for three minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Use it once a week for best results.

4. Give your hair a break from tight hairstyles.

Asian woman with a loose braid smiing
Let your hair loose once in a while. Credit: Hariono Halim

It’s tempting to always put your up in buns, braids, and ponytails to feel presko during the summer. However, this can cause breakage and damage. Leave your hair down once in a while, or choose loose hairstyles on certain days so your hair isn’t subjected to tension 24/7.

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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