Hello sunshine, hello vacations, hello hot dogs for dinner, hello swimming pools and...HAY FOR HAIR?!!
Yep, you read that right. Summer is tough on your hair. And unless you baby it a bit, it will look like this in a weekend. I'm not saying don't play in the sun or hop in the pool with your kiddos. And let's face it, who doesn't want to take a few trips down that water slide? By all means party on Wayne! But read on to learn a few tips and tricks for avoiding summertime hay hair.
First things first, sunscreen. You protect your skin, so why wouldn't you also need to protect your hair? UV rays don't just burn skin, they also burn holes in your hair and burn up your haircolor. So if you paid for haircolor, protect your investment. Let's start with your daily routine. Many professional products contain UV fighting ingredients. This one is a nice lightweight way to go about your day with a little insurance against the sun. You simply spray it in your hair before you blowdry and viola, sun protection.
Got a little fish, or kid on the swim team? This magical set keeps your hair free from chlorine buildup. I call it Barbie hair. You know, when your kid's hair gets all stiff and weirdly shiny, maybe a bit greenish? That's big time chemical buildup from the pool. The easiest way to keep your kid's hair chlorine free is use that shower that's next to the pool before and after swimming. I know, who uses that thing? Here's the deal, if your hair is soaked with fresh water, it can't soak up nearly as much pool water. It will still soak up some pool water, so don't just hop out of the pool and let the sun bake those chemicals into your hair. Use that shower again and rinse. Then at the end of your day at the pool or ocean, shampoo and condition.
Got haircolor? I highly recommend leaving conditioner in your hair for your fun in the sun. Any conditioner will do, but one with UV protection will earn you extra points ;) Dampen your hair, apply a generous amount of conditioner, play in the sun and pool, reapply as needed, rinse before heading home, shampoo and DEEP CONDITION, maybe even sleep in said deep treatment and rinse in the am.
At the end of a vacation or summer season, you may want to consider a visit to the salon where we do a super duper clarifying treatment followed by a deep conditioner, perhaps even an Olaplex if your hair is super compromised.
Now what are you waiting for? Go have some fun!