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Top 10 Summer Hair Care Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

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Summer is the season of sun, fun, and…frizz? Most of us are aware of the damage the summer weather can cause to our skin, but what about our hair?

Many of us find our hair is dry, frizzy, and damaged in the summer. For some people, their scalp becomes flaky; for others, their hair colour may change or fade in the summer months. The primary contributors to hair’s summer woes are:

Heat


High heat wreaks havoc on healthy hair. Intense UV rays can damage the hair cuticle and cause dry hair. The drier hair becomes, the more humid air it will try to soak up to rebalance, ultimately causing it to become more frizzy.

Humidity


Summer heat is sometimes accompanied by high humidity, or moisture in the air. When it’s humid, your hair soaks up some of this excess moisture, causing your hair shafts to swell and your cuticles to break. Broken cuticles lead to the frizzy hair so often associated with summer weather.

Swimming


Swimming exposes your hair to further damage. The chlorine in pool water strips hair of its natural oil, leaving it exposed to other pool chemicals which can bind to the hair shaft and cause changes in hair colour. If you are swimming in the ocean or the sea, the salt water will dehydrate hair, making it prone to damage.

Hair Care Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Keeping your skin, scalp, and hair healthy through a few months of summer weather can be easier with the appropriate routine. Here are our top 10 summer hair care tipsto maintain shiny, nourished hair all summer long.

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Tip #1: Fight Against Dehydration and Frizz

The combination of dry hair and humidity can cause some hair types to become frizzy and damaged during the summer months. If you’re prone to frizz, wash hair with a softening shampoo in the summer like the SU Hair and Body Wash. Follow with a deep conditioning treatment like SU Hair Mask. This will lock in moisture and protect hair from drying out. The hair mask can help replenish nutrients in your hair and help to smooth frizz: leave it on for 5-10 minutes after washing for instantly smooth strands.

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Finally, if you have coloured hair, use a sun-protecting hair mistor milk like SU Hair Milk, during times of excess sun exposure. This leave-in conditioning sprayprotects colourfrom damaging UV rays. SU Hair Milk is great for use both before and after sun exposure:

Before: SU Hair Milk protects the hair thanks to UV-A and UV-B filters, preventing it from drying out and becoming damaged by sun’s rays.

After: Use it after sun exposure as an additional conditioning treatment, after SU Hair & Body wash. This will help moisturise your hair after being outside in the sun.


Tip #2: Avoid Applying Additional Heat

When you’re out and about during the summer, your hair gets blasted with some pretty intense heat – even if you’re not laying out at the beach all day. Avoid hitting your hair with even more heat by skipping the hair dryer and laying off the straighteners or curling tongs. Those minutes of heat styling add up fast and can cause extra stress on hair that’s already struggling with heat damage.

Remember that letting your hair air dry is a gesture of care not only for your hair, but for the planet. The hairdryer and other hot tools consume energy, so when the weather and your schedule allow it, it may be a sustainable choice to avoid them. Especially in summer, you can contribute to reducing the impact of your hair care habits and make them more virtuous.

If wet hair isn’t quite your style, try washing your hair the evening beforeand sleeping on wet hair. Your hair will dry out naturally overnight, and you can style it in the morning. You could even try sleeping in a damp braid or hair rollers for some ready-to-go shape and volume!
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Tip #3: Wash Less Often

If you typically wash your hair every day, try switching to washing every other day (or every three!) instead. Depending on your hair type, washing less frequently is probably better for your hair – and for the Planet’s water resources!

If your hair looks or feels overly oily between washes, then try More Inside Invisible Dry Shampoo: it will absorb excess sebum, leaving hair feeling cleanand soft. What’s more, it can also be used for styling, to add volumeand texture to the hair. On top of that, the new dry shampoo has the unmistakable fragrance of the More Inside line: notes of vanillaand grapefruit.

Tip #4: Opt for Cooler Water 

When showeing, opt for a cooler water temperature: warm, but not too hot. It will refresh your skin and scalp, also reducing the amount of energy used to heat water and therefore lessen the CO2 emitted during your haircare routine. Remember to shut off the water while you massage the shampoo or the conditioner, turn the running water on only to rinse: we know that shower is a moment of relax for you; but if it is too long, it can cause stress on the Planet 😊, especially in those regions where - in summer - water is scarce.

Tip #5: Wear Cooler Styles

Raise your hand if you like the feeling of sweaty hair stuck to the back of your neck all summer. Nobody?! Pull hair up during the summer months for instant coolness. If ponytails aren’t your style, go for loose, wavy hair that won’t lay flat on your neck. 
 

Tip #6: Swim Responsibly

If you’re going to be swimming, protect your hair before and after you dunk your ‘do. For a natural fix, SU Hair Milk can be spread through hair like conditionerafter washingor on dry hair for minutes to hours as a nourishing hair mask. After swimming, rinse your hair in cold water and rehydrate with more SU Hair Milk.

Tip #7: Beware the Brush

Rough brushing can pull out hair roots and snap fragile summer hair. Instead, use combs – particularly on wet hair, which is extra fragile compared to when hair is dry. 

Tip #8: Be Careful with Colour

Everyone wants that bleach-blonde summer look, but coloured hair is extra-susceptible to damage in the summer.
Instead, opt for skipping your typical colour routine in the summer months, or go for a gentle highlight instead of a full bleach. If you do colour your hair, use deep conditioning treatments to help prevent dryness and damage.

Tip #9: Hats vs. Heat

Hats, bandanas and scarves are a great way to protect hair from the sun’s damaging rays, but what about hat hair? The best way to prevent it is to wear a loose-brimmed hat and use dry shampoo or a volumising spray to keep your hair from becoming flatBut don’t just protect your hair this summer, try out some new styles too! We love a chic bandana wrapped around loose, wavy locks or around a cute bun with some tendril bangs pulled out.

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Tip #10: Short Hair Summer

There’s nothing like short hair for an effortlessly chic summer look. From petite buns to a modern pixie cut, the possibilities are endless when you decide to go bold above the shoulder. Just make sure to protect your neckwith some aftersun skincare, since this sensitive area will be newly exposed to the sun.

Say Hello to Healthy Summer Hair with Davines

Watching summer slip away with a head of dry, damaged hair isn’t inevitable. Davines can help you have the healthiest summer hair ever, with environmentally conscious products. Try out a few of our top summer hair care tips to nourish your hair this summer.

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