Summer is the perfect time for free–flowing waves that behave themselves with little care. Plus, it’s usually far too hot to be using hairdryers and straighteners on your hair. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of products and styling tips that will help you achieve perfect silky locks while protecting damaged hair during the summer months.
Switch up how you wash your hair
Most shampoos contain sodium laurel sulphate which is essentially just a detergent, and not very good for our hair. Look for products that are recommended by hairdressers, and speak to your local salon if you’re not sure. Net-a-Porter recommends Marie-Stella-Maris’ ‘No.51’ shampoo that is 100% natural with Aloe Vera, Vitamin B and a mix of essential oils.
Ditch the heat
With warmer weather you don’t really need to dry your hair before leaving the house. If you stop yourself from styling using curlers, straighteners or just your hair dryer you will notice massive improvements in the quality of your hair. To achieve beautiful naturally dried locks, look for salt sprays, texturisers and curl creating products to give your hair some character. If you struggle with flat straight hair, plait your trusses in chunky sections while it’s still wet and undo them when it’s dry for easy beach girl waves.
Hide the damage
If your natural hair is too damaged to be left to its own devices, it’s time to call in for some back up. We’re talking adding more of what you’ve got, but less damaged. If you aren’t sure how to get instant hair extensions, it’s actually really easy and there’s no need to visit a salon. Simply find your hair colour and when you need a little bit extra of extra volume, clip in your hair extensions.
Protecting damaged hair
We slather sun cream all over our bodies but we’re less vigilant when it comes to protecting our hair from the bleaching rays of the sun. “If you don’t protect your hair, the sun can actually shift your hair colour and also change your hair texture by drying it out,” says hair colourist Daniel Sanchez speaking to ELLE magazine. To prevent bleaching and drying out, protect your hair with a sun spray. Clarins spray-on sun cream oil spray is for your hair and body, which is great because you don’t have to carry so many bottles around with you.
This summer, take these extra steps to protecting your hair and ensuring it looks great every day with little effort and fuss.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of the summer season.