Is your hair ready to beat the heat this summer? Try out these summer hair care tips!
#1 Use summer hair care products with natural UV protection.
If there’s anything worse than using products with unnecessary chemicals, it’s using them in tandem with the summer sun. The summer heat tends to leave the pores of the skin and scalp open, allowing for further absorption of ingredients in hair products – so make sure your hair and body are absorbing the good stuff!
Sunflower or Helianthus annuus, is an all-natural UV protectant that’s great for adding softness to the hair. The oil of sunflower also acts as an emollient, providing much needed moisture for the hair in summer, and is actually able to lock in that moisture.
We suggest changing to a shampoo and conditioner with added UV protection from sunflower, as well as adopting a leave-in conditioner that you can take with you on the go.
#2 Wear a hat or hair scarf
Another great summer hair care tip is to opt for a hat, hair scarf, or both. Not only do hats and head scarves provide further UV protection, they also help the hair retain moisture – a big time summer hair care issue.
Healthy hair starts at the scalp.
Wearing a hat or head scarf also provides the scalp with further UV protection that may be hard to obtain just through summer hair care products. Since the scalp regulates sebum (your hair’s natural oils), it is very important to ensure your scalp is adequately protected.
A damaged scalp can leave hair inadequately nourished for months to come!
Hair scarves also act as damage control for the hair. They keep the hair in place during visits to the beach, where wind from the sea can result in terrible tangles (that you’ll no doubt vigorously brush out on the way to your next summer activity, resulting in further damage and breakage).
Let’s not neglect to mention there are various ways to wear hair scarfs and hats, so you should never run out of ways to protect the hair and scalp, all while rockin’ a fabulous summer style.