Even with its triple-digit heat and sticky humidity, summer doesn’t have to be the season of bad hair days. With a few simple change ups in your hair care routine, your strands can stay healthy and look great on even the steamiest days. Manolo offers six tress-taming tricks for happy summer hair:
1: Wear your hair in loose, comfortable styles.
There’s no better time than the summer to master the art of perfectly imperfect hair. A messy braid is perfect for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun. Avoid pulling hair back in a ponytail or bun – tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Now is a great time to enjoy the simplicity of a wash-and-wear hairstyle.
2: Shield your hair from the sun.
Just like applying SPF to your skin, you should make a daily habit of applying a hair care product that contains UV filters to protect hair from sun damage and help keep color-processed hair from fading. Try using a leave-in restructuring treatment with built-in sunscreen like Lakmé Teknia Sun Care Treatment. If you’ll be spending lots of time outdoors, wear a hat or scarf to guard against the sun’s UV rays.
3: Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush.
Wet strands are the most vulnerable to damage and breaking. Don’t use a brush on wet hair – they can pull and snag strands. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb that is gentler for untangling tresses.
4: Decrease the heat.
During the summer months, hair is exposed to a significant amount of outdoor heat and humidity on a daily basis. Try to neutralize heat damage by limiting the use of heat styling products and giving your hair a break from the blow dryer. Cut back on primping and let your natural beauty shine!
5: Spritz & Seal.
If you just can’t avoid using heating tools on your hair, be sure to apply a significant amount of heat protecting hair care product. A good product will also protect your hair from outdoor heat sources and serve as a sunscreen for your hair. Lakmé Teknia Sun Care Protection spray moisturizes, repairs, and protects all hair types from exposure to sun and from harmful effects of heat styling tools and can be applied as often as required.
6: Fake the beach look if you haven’t been there.
The carefree and natural look of beach waves is the essence of summer style. Nowhere near an ocean? Kérastase Spray à Porter multi-dimensional spray gives your hair instant texture for creating stunning beach waves and leaves strands soft and touchable without the sticky, salty feel.
With a little extra TLC and some tweaks to your hair care routine, your hair can stay healthy and happy throughout the summer. All Kérastase products and treatments are available at Manolo Salons.