Summer Hair Is Here
It’s officially that time of year… whether you’re headed to the beach, pool, or lake, there’s definitely going to be sun and water involved. While all the Summer activities are a ton of fun, they can also take a toll on your hair, which is why we’ve created this guide to saving your locks throughout the season. The sun and water can affect your color, texture, and the health of your hair. We’ve gathered together a list of the must-haves to survive the Summer with your beautiful color maintained and your shine intact.
1. Leave-in Conditioner/Detangler
If there’s ONE action you take to help your hair this Summer it should be to invest in a leave-in spray. Whenver you know you are going to go swimming, you should dampen your hair and spray it thoroughly with a leave-in conditioner or detangler. This coats your hair strands and fills in the porosity, which keeps whatever type of water you jump into from soaking into your hair. Leave-in conditioners are also great to spritz into your hair post-shampooing out whatever body of water you chose to swim through. This will help keep your hair hydrated and soft throughout the Summer.
Faves: KM Un.Tangled, R+Co One or Pinstripe, Davines DeDe, O&M Know Knott
2. Detox Treatments
If you do choose to spend a lot of your Summer in the ocean or pool, you’re definitely going to want to detox your hair every once in a while. Detoxes can come in the form of shampoos or masks and they work by removing unwanted build up from your hair. This is particularly good for swimming because both salt water and chlorine like to cling to your hair, and if left in your hair will suck alllll of the moisture out of it. While detox shampoos are great for deep cleansing your hair—if you have a glaze or demi color, detox shampoos can fade it slightly, so just be cautious and talk to your stylist about which detox would work best for you.
Faves: KM Maxi Wash, Davines The Detox Circle Mask, O&M Original Detox Shampoo & Conditioner
A bit vague, we know, but hydration can come in many forms. If your hair tends on the drier/coarser side to begin with, you’re probably already familiar with hydration products. If it’s the sun and waves that are drying you out and you need a replenishment of moisture, we’ve got you covered. You can use a leave-in moisturizer, a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, moisture masks, and even some styling products to reintroduce moisture into your locks. Hydration is so important during the Summer as the heat, sun, and water can all contribute to dried out and frizzy hair.
Faves: KM Hydrate-Me Wash & Rinse, R+Co High Dive, Davines Renaissance Circle Mask, and O&M’s Hydrate & Conquer Shampoo & Conditioner, and Seven Day Miracle Moisture Mask
We know how much fun the pool and the beach are whether you’re soaking up the sun or splashing in the water, but being the hair-health obsessed gang that we are, we’ve got to keep your hair looking great all Summer long. If you need help figuring out the best combo for your hair needs and Summer plans… just let us know and we’ll hook you up with a personalized prescription!