Whether you’re soaking up the sun by the pool or building sand castles on the beach, you’re likely to be enjoying the best of this season by heading outdoors. Everyone knows that a chic summer hairdo goes hand-in-hand with warm weather recreation, but how can you balance the two so that you’re not constantly fussing over your hair?
We spoke to the team at John Frieda to get some top tips on how to maintain your hair during the summer months. Prepare for those outdoor activities with the best in hair care.
Don’t underestimate the value of conditioner. It comes in a little bottle for just a few pounds, but this magic serum can do wonders for your hair, especially during the summer. Deep conditioning at least once a week will make sure that all of your damaged strands are protected with an extra layer of moisture that can block harmful chemicals from pool water or salt from ocean water. Leave-in conditioners can also give you added protection against wind and tangles.
Wear your natural curls or waves. With the sun constantly beaming down on your locks, they are already under enough stress this season. Don’t add more with red-hot blow dryers and straighteners; wearing your natural hair texture can give your locks a break from high-maintenance styles that often lead to dry hair. Plus, this kind of boho chic style will go well with your swimsuits and cover ups.
Use sun block or wear a hat. While you’re lathering on the sunscreen, don’t forget to add some UV protection to your hair with a spray that will guard your hair from intense rays. Also, spread a little of regular sunblock along your hairline and your part so that you don’t get red, sore splotches on your scalp after a day on the beach. Or, to make things easier, simply accessorise with a straw fedora.
Opt for lighter products. The air in summertime is nowhere near as dry as it is in the winter, so there’s no need to go overboard with styling products. In fact, it is best to treat your hair like a blank canvas when you’re trying out summer styles, so go for lighter shampoos and conditioners, such as the ones from the John Frieda Full Repair line. Made with lightweight ingredients like Inca Inchi oil, it provides enough nourishment to keep your hair shiny without making it heavy.
Wash your hair at night. Avoiding a mad dash out of the house with wet hair in the morning is an easy way to fight frizz and let your true hair texture be the centre of attention. This is because frizz is exacerbated when partially wet hair meets the elements, no matter what your hair texture is. So let your hair air dry the night before, and it will be more settled once you wake. For maximum volume and shine, sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase, which keeps your hair from drying out and tangling.
Now that you have the know-how, you can rock a sassy summer style throughout the season. And with these easy tips, you’ll be able to focus more on your social life than your hair.
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