During the summer we feel more compelled to let loose, enjoy the sun, take a deep dive into the ocean. By all means, you should continue doing these activities, but not at the expense of your hair’s health! Don’t worry, you don’t have to compromise: here at Faviana, we have created the perfect summer hair care guide so your beautiful locks maintain their shine and health during the warmest (and most damaging!) months of the year.
Whenever possible use a cute hat, cap or scarf to cover your hair when you know you are going to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time. It will protect you from the sun’s damaging UV rays, it will also help you against dryness. You should be especially mindful of this if your hair is color-treated or loses moisture easily.
Don’t wash it too much
We know that during the summer heat that sounds awful, since after a long day enjoying the pool or tanning under the sun all you want to do is take a shower and take the day off. But excessive washing can do two things: one, take away the monster of your hair, leaving it dry and frail, or two, stripping your scalp of its natural oils, which will cause additional oil production, causing you to feel like you have greasy hair and need to wash it more often. It’s a vicious cycle, don’t fall for it. Try using dry shampoo, baby powder or rinse it with water and no shampoo to extend the washing period a little longer.
Put down the heat
Stop going for your flat iron or curling iron. Also, try to give your blow-dryer a rest. These tools are always damaging to your hair, but they are especially so during the summer when your hair is already receiving heat every day from the sun. Try to let it dry naturally and then style it with a little bit of argan or coconut oil.
Be gentle with your hair
Try not to put your hair in very tight hairstyles, since the pull and tear will probably cause damage. Nice and loose styles are the best during the summer, and they will also give you that natural, chic, “just out of bed” look. Try a messy bun, beach waves, a soft braid with a hat or a loose ponytail. Also, this might not be the best time to bleach it or color treat it too much.
Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
A nice recipe from TreeHugger.com is a mix of water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil, which you can keep on hand to spritz whenever a bit of moisture and control is needed. Coconut oil, argan oil, shea butter are also great options for controlling and detangling your hair after taking a shower, and you should definitely try to use a hair mask at least once a week for deep conditioning.
So here they are, our ultimate summer hair care guide! What do you think? What are your best tips for maintaining your hair healthy and beautuful? Let us know by tagging us in Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs @FavianaNYC!