10 Hair Tips this Summer
Posted on May 01 2019
Summer is a great time to have fun with your hair. But summer is also a time that can prevent challenges for us. Before you head to your neighbor's cookout or the pool read below to prevent any unwanted damage or breakage for the summer!
1. The sun is already drying out your hair. So absolutely NO heat if you can help it.
2. PRODUCTS: Use lighter products in the summer, and less of them. Since you sweat more in the summer, limiting product buildup on your scalp will keep you from needing to wash your hair all the time, and will keep your hair from looking weighed down.
3. SHAMPOO: Even using less products in the summer, you might need to shampoo more often than normal, depending on how active your lifestyle is. Use a sulfate-free, clarifying shampoo after outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, running, biking, etc… anything that results in sweat, saltwater, or chlorine coming in contact with your hair. If you do these activities more than once a week, use co-wash on some days. We recommend our Aloe Shampoo Milk, which cleans your hair and scalp without stripping moisture.
4. Keep your hair MOISTURIZED. This may need to be done daily depending on your hair's porosity. Try the liquid, oil, cream method to maximize hydration.
5. Keep hair hydrated from the inside out. Your hair is the last part of your body to receive the essential vitamins and nutrients from what you eat and drink. Be sure to drink plenty of water and not just throughout the spring and summer season but all year long.
6. An Oil Rinse. Coconut, Olive and Avocado Oils are good at penetrating the hair shaft. Shampoo hair as usual, then work in oil from ends to roots. Rinse, then condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not greasy.
7. Spritz then seal. Make a concoction of water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil. Keep it on hand to spritz whenever a bit of moisture and/or control is needed. Another good option is argan oil mixed with water.
8. Condition! Condition! Condition! Rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural conditioner. Use some coconut oil or shea butter (careful since these can be a bit heavy) to smooth, de-frizz, and moisturize your locks after washing. The oil will give it some shine.
9. Add some sunscreen. Avoid the shampoos that contain sunscreen, because those are normally chemical laden, just run your hands through your hair after applying sunscreen to your body.
10. Use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush. Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it's wet, since that's when it's most susceptible to breaking. Wide tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.