There are so many great things about Summertime! School's out, beach trips, barbecues, family vacations....the list goes on and on! The change of seasons also means that it's time to adapt our hair care routines a bit to meet the needs of higher temps and dew points. July's blog post will give you a few simple tips that you can put into place to allow your hair to live its best life while you're out and about enjoying the next few months.
By now, we all know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun's rays. Well, did you know that protecting your hair from those same rays is just as important? During the summer months, when the sun is most fierce, be sure to apply a natural UV protectant like Aloe Vera juice, Vitamin E or Jojoba oil. Our own Orange Marmalade has the first 2 covered with Moonshine bringing up the rear! A floppy beach hat is another super cute way to keep your hair protected while you're enjoying the sun.
The Dynamic Duo: Protein & Moisture
If you haven't checked out last month's blog post (I'm not mad, just disappointed), please read it when you get a sec! It's full of great info on how to keep frizz at bay when the humidity is high. Spoiler alert: Upping your protein and moisturizing treatments are key to keeping your hair hydrated and curls fortified so that you can limit the additional moisture that tries to seep into your strands during the Summertime.
Seal In, Seal Out.
Another great tip from last month's post (No, I just can't let it go) is to use an oil to seal in the moisture from your deep conditioner and to seal OUT humidity. Any lightweight oil like Sweet Almond or Argan should do the trick! These beauties can be found in our Moonshine oil - a great way to give your hair and body a bit of protection when those rays are at their fiercest!
Slather it On
Before taking that dip, wet your hair and apply your favorite leave-in conditioner. This tried and true hack works by filling up the cuticles before the chlorine and salt water have a chance to get soaked up by your delicate strands. Be sure to rinse your hair well once you leave the water to immediately rid your strands of the ocean and pool remnants!
Reduce the heat
It's hot enough outside, people! Those strong UV rays are doing their best to undo all the love and attention that you've given your strands throughout the year. While the temps are at an ungodly level, take it easy on the blow dryer (including diffusers, if possible), flat irons and other heat tools.
You already know the drill. There are so many reasons to drink water during the cooler months, but the Summertime basically demands it. Your skin will be more plump, your hair, more manageable and your body less drained. Also, you'll sleep a bit better at night, so a win, win, win!
Alright now, you're fully prepped to go outside and enjoy all things Summertime! Let me know if I missed one of your favorite tips for weathering these gorgeously scorching summer months!