4 Tips for Taking Care of Your Hair During the Hot Summer Months
The beautiful summertime weather that beckons you to get outdoors and enjoy the lovely sunshine also wreaks havoc on your hair. From sun damage and high humidity levels to chlorine in the pool, even the healthiest head of hair can turn into a frizzy and messy mane.
Fortunately, there are a variety of techniques that will help your hair look and feel its best, even when the mercury rises past 100. Check out the following ideas:
Protect Your Hair From UV Damage
While you already know you should protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, you might not realize the same goes for hair. Hair can get damaged quickly, so it’s important to apply products that protect it before you leave the house. For example, Amway’s Satinique Dual Defend Spray keeps your hair safe from UV and thermal damage because the formula includes sunscreens and ingredients that moisturize your locks.
Say Goodbye to the Frizzies
If your hair looks like you stuck your finger in a light socket, it’s time to think about hair oil or a hair mask. You don’t have to use a ton of these products to get great results; in fact, a few drops of hair oil can tame even the biggest case of the frizzies. Hair masks are more like the rich face cream you use once in awhile. You can use them every seven days or so to make your summer-damaged hair smoother.
Make Homemade Sea Salt Hair Spray
Sea salt hair spray products are a terrific way to get volume and pretty waves in your hair. Unfortunately, they can also be on the spendy side. No worries. With a few inexpensive ingredients you can make a homemade version that will add a lot of texture to your hair.
Wellness Mama has an easy-to-follow recipe that involves combining hot water, Epsom salts, Himalayan or sea salt, aloe vera gel and a few drops of almond or jojoba oil. If you want a fragrance in your spray, add a bit of your fave cologne or a few drops of an essential oil like lavender. Start by putting the hot water in a spray bottle and add the other ingredients. Then cap the bottle and give it a good shake. Once the mixture has cooled, spray it on damp hair and scrunch it to create beautiful and loose waves. This all-natural hair spray can be stored in the fridge and it will last for at least a few months.
Banish Chlorine-Green Hair
If you spend a lot of time in a swimming pool during the summer, you know how quickly chlorine damages and dries out your hair. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to wet your hair thoroughly before your dip so the chlorine doesn’t soak into it. Once your swim is over, use a chlorine-removing shampoo.
Another great remedy is to apply a mixture of one part apple cider vinegar and four parts water to your hair. Or dissolve one tablespoon of baking soda into one cup of water and spray it on. Rinse out the mixture and follow up with your usual shampoo.