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Convenient Summer Hair Care Tips

by Aaorn SD at 2016-06-10

The summer months are rapidly approaching, and you know what that means. It means many happy and warm afternoons on the beach. It means lots of glasses of cold, fresh-squeezed lemonade. It also, however, means hair that’s more than a little stressed out. Higher temperatures can often do a number on your locks. Contact with chlorine can also do a number on your locks. If you spend a lot of time swimming in pools during the summertime, you know just how damaging chlorine can be to your usually beautiful strands.

Although summertime can be hard on tresses, that doesn’t mean that you have to accept a season of hair that looks anything but great. If you want your locks to look and feel fantastic for the summer, you have to nurture and care for them properly. Neglecting your hair during the summertime is essentially asking for dry, dull, lackluster and weak strands. No one wants that type of hair.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to defend your hair in the summertime. If you don’t want your hair to turn into a dry, dehydrated mess, you have to make an effort. A little bit of summer hair care can often go an incredibly long way. You don’t have to spend hours and hours staring at the mirror trying to manage your stressed out summer locks. Proper hair care is usually something that requires just a few short minutes of your time.

The summer subjects your hair to a lot of heat. That’s why it’s smart to avoid exacerbating the situation. You should try to keep your hair’s heat contact to a minimum, so try to refrain from using a hair dryer in the summertime. Instead, go to an air drying routine. Air drying may take a bit longer than blow drying, but the results are worth it. Air drying can keep your tresses looking cool, calm and stress-free even when temperatures outside are absolutely unbearable!

Also, conceal your hair from the sun’s intense UV (ultraviolet) rays. Ultraviolet rays can lead to sun damage. Sun damage isn’t only problematic for your complexion, however, but it’s also problematic for your locks. If you want to defend your delicate locks from the intense rays of the sun, conceal them. You can do this by holding a sun umbrella. You can also do this simply by wearing a hat or by wrapping your hair in an attractive and chic scarf. It simply couldn’t be easier to defend your locks from ultraviolet destruction. Don’t head to the beach this summer without a trusty sun umbrella, hat or scarf on hand at all times.

Along with that, wear your locks in a neat and tidy ponytail. Ponytails can keep your hair beautiful and healthy in the summertime, surprising as that may be. When you throw your hair back in a ponytail, however, make sure it doesn’t have a part. A ponytail without a part can give your scalp some reliable protection from the sun. Don’t forget to put adequate sunscreen right by your hairline after you do your hair, too.

Finally, wash your locks using a gentle shampoo. If you want to treat your hair like gold in the summer, stay away from shampoos that may be a bit strong or aggressive. Instead, reach for more gentle formulas. Gentle shampoos can minimize dryness. If you’re shopping for a gentle shampoo, try to find one that doesn’t contain any sulfates. It can also help significantly to cut down on how often you wash your hair. Try to wash your hair a couple of times a week instead of daily if all possible.

By following these tips from 212 Salon and Day Spa, your hair will be looking great perfect throughout the summer!


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