TIP #1 MASK IT
Dehydrated hair isn’t pretty, but in the summer it’s hard to avoid. Use a rich and intensively nourishing treatment to protect, heal and prevent hair from breakage.
TIP #2 UV-PROTECTION
Excessive sun exposure dries out hair and weakens it, but covering-up with a hat or wrapping a scarf fashionably around your head will guard it from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
TIP #3 MOISTURE
Hot and humid weather can result in a coarse and frizzy mane, but running some Argan or coconut oil through the ends of your hair will add instant moisture. If you’re out and about pop some in your purse and simply seal the tips if unruliness strikes!
TIP #4 PRE-SWIM
Before jumping in a pool or into the sea, wet your hair with fresh water. If you dive in with dry hair it will absorb the chlorine and the salt right away – if you jump in with wet hair it won´t.
TIP # 5 POST-SWIM
Hair is at its absolute weakest when it’s wet. Post-swim, hair can be almost impossible to detangle after it’s dried. Trying to brush out knots at this stage will only lead to breakage and hair loss. Keep a wide-toothed comb and leave-in conditioner in your beach bag and apply as soon as you get out of the pool!
TIP #6 RINSE
Salt water and chlorine dry-out and damage your hair. After a dip, rinse your hair in fresh water and follow with a leave-in conditioner.
TIP #7 WASHING
After a day at the pool your hair will need some extra love. Wash your hair with a restorative shampoo that will rinse away any chemicals that have remained in your hair. Finish with a conditioner to replenish and moisturise.
TIP #8 STYLING WITH CARE
Air drying your hair is undoubtedly better for it – particularly if it’s been exposed to the sun’s heat all day. But if you simply can’t do without your styling tools, make sure they’re turned onto a cool or medium temperature and always use a heat protecting spray.
TIP #9 COLOURING
Make sure you go easy on any chemical hair treatments during the summer season. If you really want to bleach your hair or change the colour, try to do it a month or two before the sun really hits hard to avoid damage.