How to Get Beautiful Summer Hair

Get nourished and ultimately beautiful summer hair with these easy hair care tips.

Summer is the best season for enjoying the sun, sea, and sand. As early as now, you may already be planning your beach trips and out-of-town escapades with your friends and family. While it is indeed fun being out in the sun, the heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your hair. It’s the perfect recipe for dry and brittle hair. But don’t worry! You can have beautiful summer hair by following these easy hair care tips.

1. Minimize heat-styling.

Summer hair: Asian woman with long wavy hair standing by a pink wall
Sock curls are a great no-heat styling hack this summer. Credit: Hariono Halim

Since dry and frizzy hair is common in the summer, heat-styling can dry out your strands even more. Use your straightening iron or barrel curlers less frequently to help prevent damaged hair. You might want to try no-heat hair hacks, like using socks to curl your hair or creating a tousled ‘do using several bobby pins.

2. Don’t swim with dry hair.

Asian woman with wet summer hair wearing a striped shirt
Indeed, showering is a must before you jump into the pool. Credit: Natasha Estelle

We know you’re excited to jump into the pool or swim in the sea, but you might want to take a step back. Chlorine in the pool can damage your hair, and so does saltwater.  As your hair is porous when dry, it will absorb chlorine and saltwater, causing dry and rough-looking strands. Avoid this by rinsing your hair with tap water first before swimming.

3. Don’t overwash your hair.

Summer hair: Girl in a green top is towel-drying your hair
Overwashing causes hair problems. Credit: Hariono Halim

Yes, the summer heat can be intense and frequent showers are tempting. But too much washing will strip off your hair’s natural oils and lead to dry hair. With the punishing summer heat, it’s hard to skip a hair wash, so skip shampooing on some days instead. Assign days when you will just wash your hair with a light conditioner that can keep your hair moisturized sans the greasy feel.

Editor’s tip: Got thin and limp hair? Keep it bouncy by using Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Fresh and Bouncy Light Conditioner. Its combination of water and Hydracollagen Technology is easily absorbed by your hair to quench it and nourish it from within. It helps keep your hair hydrated without weighing it down.   

4. Protect your hair from the sun.

Girl is wearing a red bandana and she is smiling
Wearing a bandana is both practical and stylish. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Whenever you’re out in the sun, make sure to protect your hair from harmful UV rays. Wear a hat or bandana to shield your summer hair from the sun. These accessories can also help you style your hair quickly on a bad hair day.

5. Get regular trims.

Summer hair: The girl is smiling with her long hair
Trimming makes your hair grow healthier. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Have you ever noticed that when you start to grow your hair long, the tips start to split? That is because the longer your hair grows, the lesser amount of vitamins reaches the tips which result in split ends. Keep your strands healthy by scheduling regular trims every three to six weeks, even when you’re planning to keep your hair long.

6. Use a conditioner even if you have oily hair.

Summer hair: girl is putting conditioner on her hair
Show your hair lots of love by never skipping your conditioner. Credit: Hariono Halim

Conditioners are your hair’s best friend. They help bring back the moisture that has been stripped off when you shampoo your hair. Skipping your conditioner is a mistake when you have oily hair, as this will just cause your scalp to produce even more oil to make up for the lost moisture. If you’re worried about the greasy feeling, there are light conditioners out there that work great on oily hair.

Editor’s tip: Use Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Fresh & Hydrated Light Conditioner to keep your oily hair nourished. This water-based conditioner has Hydracollagen Technology that makes it easy to rinse and non-greasy. It also won’t add weight to your hair.

With these simple tips, you’ll have great summer hair while enjoying the sun, sand, and sea at the same time. Whatever your plans are for the summer, don’t forget to keep your hair hydrated with Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Light Conditioners to keep them nourished all season.

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