Summertime’s amazing for lots of reasons: outdoor parties and barbeques, and playing hooky to hit the beach. But one thing that doesn’t rock in the summer months? The damage it can do to your hair. Even though your locks may look fantastic — with natural highlights and the effortless style of air-dried, beachy waves — there are factors working against your tresses. So what’s wreaking havoc on your hair?
The result of all of this? Decreasing your hair’s natural shine, strength and resilience. But fear not! We’re here to provide some tips to minimize the damaging effects of summer, and to repair the dryness our favorite season has caused to your hair.
So how can you maintain your hair’s natural strength and shine during the summer months?
Wearing a hat or using an umbrella are the only surefire ways to block exposure to the sun’s UV rays, but there are some alternatives to being a slave to shade from May to September. Two words for you: leave-in conditioner (OK, so maybe that’s three). Either way, make it your new best friend during the summer months. It will help keep your hair hydrated — sealing in the moisturization it already has — while preventing the penetration of moisture into your strands, which can have an opposite, drying effect on your tresses.
But, if you’re already feeling the August effects of three months of fun in the damaging summer sun, there are some additional things you can do to help repair your hair. Try these solutions:
Follow these tips and you’ll restore your hair to its former glory before you can say “September.”
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