The most frequent question that I get asked is how to care for your hair during summer!! Between the harsh sun, taking a dip in the pool, and enjoying beach days, summer time can take a toll on your hair!
I want to make sure that you are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure healthy hair, so I’ve gathered all of my best tips and tricks just for you!
If you are a blonde, the biggest concern you probably have is your hair turning green from the chemicals in pools. Absolutely NOTHING is worse than your color turning a murky, swampy color!! Obviously the only way to completely avoid this tragedy is to keep your hair out of pool water altogether. But that’s no fun, so there are a few extra steps you can take to protect your hair and color.
Wet your hair with fresh water before going swimming. If your hair is already wet, it will be less likely to absorb any of the chemicals from the pool water!
Use a leave-in conditioner before jumping in the pool. A leave-in conditioner will protect your hair and color from those harsh chemicals as well.
During a beach day:
Wear a large hat to protect your hair and color. Bonus points: this also helps protect the skin on your face which is the most sensitive to the sun! Thankfully hats are ALWAYS in, whether it be a sun hat or a baseball cap. We love a stylish, smart babe who protects from those UV rays!
After a day in the sun/at the pool:
After you wash your hair twice and condition, use an oil treatment on your ends. When you get home from the beach, does your hair feel like STRAW??! The hot air, the sand, the salt, the sun, it alllll will dry out your hair! Use an oil treatment to hydrate your ends to keep them from getting damaged. I personally apply oil to the ends of my hair at night, and then I sleep with my hair in braids. My hair always feels soooo soft the next day, like it almost wasn’t even exposed to the harsh climate!
I hope this helped give you some input on how to care for your hair in the rough summer weather! I just want you to live your best healthy girl summer!!!
For some more summer tips, read about which sunscreens I recommend here!