6 Summer Hair Care Essentials Every Woman Should Know About
Summer can be a busy time of year. No matter what season of life you’re in, during the Summer season, there are essential steps you should be taking to keep your hair looking its best. There’s no denying that when you look good, you feel good, so think of your hair care as an act of self-love. With how busy women are, having the right tools and products on hand can be a game-changer when it comes to feeling their best. Below, find all the essentials you need for your hair this summer, whether you’re spending it poolside, on the sidelines of a soccer game, or in the workplace.
The first thing you should do before you head into Summer is get those dry, brittle split ends snipped off. Even if you’re diligent with your bonding oils, hydrating masks, and routine hair appointments during the Fall and Winter, using hot tools (like blow dryers and straighteners) can wreak havoc on the healthiest tresses. Visit your stylist for a quick trim during spring to get some pep in your step and back into your hair.
Just like everything else in life, hair care is made easier when you have the right tools for the job. One of the biggest hair woes during summer weather is frizz due to the season’s humidity. If you use nothing else to style your hair during the summer, an anti-static brush is a must-have in your haircare arsenal. Not only do these brushes detangle wet hair that can get knotty from harsh chlorine or wind at the beach, but they can also massage your scalp and leave your hair ready to shine without the annoying static and frizz.
Speaking of frizz, another way to beat the heat and combat the effects of humidity on your hair is by using frizz serums. Depending on your hair type, you’ll want to find an oil-based frizz treatment or a mist, but no matter the formulation, they’re a must. If you’re prone to greasy hair, look for a non-oily formulation, but if you have thick, curly, or wavy hair, an anti-frizz oil-based serum can be applied daily to lock in moisture and keep frizz at bay.
Protecting your hair during the Summer isn’t just done through hair products and tools. Wear a sun hat if you’re spending extended periods outdoors under the sun. Sun hats can prevent scalp sunburn and also protect the overall health and appearance of your hair. Thankfully, wide-brimmed sun hats are in style and come in various colors, sizes, and materials. If hats aren’t your thing, opt for a scarf, but protect your hair when you’re outdoors all day.
Aside from powerful UV rays, your hair comes into contact with plenty of damaging things during the Summer – salty ocean air, chlorine in pools, and if you use hot tools, they’re damaging even with heat protectants. During warm weather, a weekly or twice-a-week deep conditioning hair treatment is a must. You’ll stay selfie-ready, and your hair will be shiny, frizz-free, and hydrated.
Keeping your hair out of your face and off your neck can help you stay cool this Summer. When putting your hair up, remember that tight hairstyles can damage your hair no matter the season. Instead of a tight bun or tight braids, try a looser style like a ponytail with a soft scrunchie, or a loose braid can help you cool down while protecting your hair health.
Taking care of your hair is an act of self-care, which is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Here’s to your health and your hair – have a great summer!