It’s Summer, we’re spending most of our time outside and can’t get enough of the sun. And, just like we’re protecting our skin from getting a sun burn, we should prevent our hair from getting dry and damaged as well. Sun, wind, salt and chlorine water can often be the cause of strawy, brittle hair. A basic and stylish method to protect your hair from drying out is wearing a hat – that way, the sun has no chance of “burning” it. Aside from keeping your hair out of the sun, we’ve listed our favorite products that will hydrate and protect your hair this summer!
For the daily care:
In the hot summer months the most important thing is to keep your hair hydrated, but it’s also the time that we wash it the most due to daily swimming sessions, sun screen or sweat that you want to wash off or just because we’re going out a lot more than in the winter months. This means that with every wash and blow dry, your hair is going to suffer a little more. Our favorite products are basically everything from Kérastase which will all do really good things to your hair, but we especially love the Nutritive line. It has a thermic system to it that will develop it’s caring ingredients best when used with heat – perfect for blow drying and letting your hair dry in the sun!
After washing, it’s essential to use a conditioner – this will give you the extra moisture you need and will make combing through damp hair a lot easier. To us, one of the best brands for hair care is Sebastian – the Penetraitt line has been developed for super damaged hair, which means it’s the perfect product to enrich and fortify your fragile hair.
For once a week:
To keep your hair hydrated, strong and healthy, you should use a hydrating mask once a week – this is valid for not only the summer months, but for the whole year. Just like you use moisturizer for your body after every shower, you should treat your hair the same way if not even better and with more attention to it – hair basically consists of died cells, so unlike your skin, it can’t hydrate itself from the water you drink every day. We use the hydrating mask from Moroccanoil, which is a specialist brand when it comes to using oil substances to keep the moisture from evaporating by closing the cuticle layer of your hair.
Once again, we love Moroccanoil. It smells really nice, incorporates all necessary substances and gives your hair a smooth feeling and amazing shimmer. We wouldn’t know how to style our hair anymore without this incredible assistant. Use it on wet or damp hair, but you should comb your hair before using it – you won’t want to spread the oily texture on your scalp, it’s going to look greasy – only use a really small amount on your lengths and tips, the product is highly-dosed so for normal length hair, a drop of a hazelnut size is enough.
If you have a natural curl or if you wish for one, use Schwarzkopf’s got2b Strandnixe after the Moroccanoil treatment. The product will help you to create beachy waves since it’s enriched with ingredients similar to sea salt, but obviously it won’t dry your hair out like real sea salt would do.
For protection/after sun:
If you’d plan on going to an outdoor pool the whole day, you’d protect your skin with a solid sun screen for sure – that’s what you should do with your hair from now on as well! The BC Bonacure Sun Protect line by Schwarzkopf offers some really good sun protection products for in and after sun.
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