Your regular 2 or 3-step hair care system may not be a year-round deal. Just like you change your wardrobe in accordance with the seasons, you should also be rotating your hair care products to protect your hair from the sun.
During the summer, hair tends to turn dull and dry.
If you love to spend time on the beach, you should follow these essential summer hair care tips to protect your hair.
1. KEEP YOUR HAIR NOURISHED WITH THE RIGHT SHAMPOO
Sun makes your hair dry and it can look pretty much damaged if you do not take good care of it. Just like you swapped your warm clothes for summer clothes, you should do the same with your shampoo. Replace your regular shampoo with a sulfate free shampoo that is nutrient rich and will help restore your hair’s strength, shine, and softness. I have replaced my shampoo with the JOICO Blonde Life, that gives me all of the above mentioned. If your hair is blonde, you should try this brightening shampoo as it also illuminates your hair. It’s not like other shampoos for blondes that turn your hair yellow, this one is just the opposite, plus it keeps your hair nourished. I am beyond satisfied with JOICO shampoo.
2. USE A CONDITIONER
Seawater or pool chemicals damage your hair. Make sure to use a hair conditioner after every wash. Look for a conditioner that is sulfate free and ultra nourishing to reach the illuminating hydration and softness. I use JOICO Brightening Conditioner that is nutrient rich and won’t make hair greasy looking. I apply it on damp hair and leave it on for 2 minutes. It is definitely worth purchasing it as it hydrates your hair and leaves it soft. If you have not used a conditioner after shampooing, you should at least invest in a leave-in conditioner that you can take anywhere you go and will also protect your hair from the sun. I am using WELLA Leave in Conditioner, and it’s absolutely brilliant, can’t leave without it now.
3. ADD SOME SUNSCREEN
It happens so easily that our scalp gets sunburnt. Believe me, it’s better to protect it before this happens! After applying sunscreen to your body, quickly apply some to your scalp. In shops, you can also find scalp sunscreens.
4. USE A HAT OR A SCARF TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR
Direct sun rays will eventually damage your hair if you do not protect it well. If you love sunbathing, you should try protecting your hair with a hat or a scarf/towel to avoid direct sun rays.
5. USE A HAIR MASQUE
Once per week, use a hair masque that will neutralize chlorine and remove trace minerals that can dull your hair. I am using JOICO Blonde Life Brightening Masque that gives my hair exactly what they need during summer months; intense hydration, detox and illuminate.
How do you protect your hair during the summer?
* I received a free JOICO Blonde Life range from AJC93 in exchange for writing a review on the blog. Opinions expressed are solely my own.