Summer brings with it delightful happiness. Shimmering beaches, golden tans, bleached hair, and dreamy fashionwear are the images that summer brings to mind. We’re sure you can’t wait to do the same! You’ve packed your beach bag, you’ve planned the perfect summer to-do list with your friends. Well, whether you’re out enjoying some time laying on the beach, or having summer adventures with your friends, your hair may be exposed to a lot of harsh conditions. Chlorine, sunshine, saltwater, dry air, and humidity can be a damaging combination, oftentimes causing excessive breakage and more.

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 So how do we balance being out in the weather we love and maintaining a healthy head of hair? Besides hiding under a hat for the duration of the summer, there are some easy ways to maintain the health of the hair shaft all summer long. Here are some do’s and don’t’s you must follow to care for your hair during summer.

I. Protect Your Hair From The Sun, Sea, And Sand

This is the first and foremost thing you must do once summer sets in.

1. Sun

 If you are planning on spending long periods of time out in the sun be sure to protect your hair from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Covering your hair is the best way to protect it from the harsh UV rays. You can do this by wearing a sun hat to shield your hair from the sun, plus you will look absolutely gorgeous rocking it! Another great way to protect your hair during sun exposure is to use sunscreen. That’s right! Sunscreen is not only for your skin. Products such as Sun Bum Beach Leave-In Formula, Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil, Pre-Soleil Hair Mist, and Paul Mitchell Sun Shield Conditioning Spray will protect your hair while you enjoy your summer plans.

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2. Sea & Sand

Everyone loves beautiful, beachy waves after a dip in the ocean, but rinsing the salt water and sand from your hair is non-negotiable (the same goes for chlorinated pool water). Chlorine is used in pools to fight bacteria, but it also contains harsh chemicals that can damage your hair. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria in pools, but it also has harsh chemicals that can wreak havoc on your hair. After swimming, rinse your hair with a light, natural shampoo that is appropriate for your hair type. Rinsing the hair and scalp after taking a dip will help maintain the integrity of the hair, keeping it from getting too brittle or dry. If you must wash your hair after every dip, rather than a natural shampoo, you also can try the co-washing method instead. This method of using a non-foaming cleanser will keep the hair clean without stripping it of its natural moisture.

Don’t: Do not shampoo before you go for a swim, as this will rob your hair of all protective oils and make it extra vulnerable to the chemicals and salt in the water.

II. Tackle The Frizz

When heat and humidity are at an all-time high, there’s no stopping the frizz. The best way to fight frizz is to use a conditioner to coat the hair so that it doesn’t absorb moisture from outside.

Apart from conditioning, you can also try an at-home hair treatment. Hot Oil Treatment is one of the traditional hair care practices that was initially acquired from hairdressers. The treatment helps to rejuvenate and revitalize the damage caused by harsh hair treatments like blow dry, hair coloring, and straightening.

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Don’t: Avoid blow-drying and tight braiding as this can add to the frizz.

III. Try A DIY Natural Hair Remedy

 Another great way to protect your hair is by trying a DIY natural hair remedy. If you already have some damage caused by the sun, not to worry! We also know of a way to nourish your hair to bring it back to its former healthy form. We recommend trying a DIY natural hair mask, such as a nourishing avocado hair mask. Avocado is rich in fatty acids, and vitamin E, which help nourish and promote hair growth. There are many other hair-boosting ingredients that help nourish dry, damaged hair. Coconut oil, eggs, olive oil, and honey are just a few of the ingredients that we recommend using. So, don’t be afraid to mix these ingredients to create your own hair-nourishing hair mask!

IV. Style It Right

1. Brushing

You have to accept the truth that combing during summers is a big deal. If you have to brush your hair, make sure to use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush to minimize damage.

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Don’t Brush Hair While It Is Still Wet: Although you will probably be doing a lot of activities that involve water, you should be extra careful brushing your hair during the hot summer months as doing so will add more stress to your hair. When your hair is wet it is weaker and more susceptible to damage. For this reason, when you’re done hitting the pool, or the beach, use a wide-tooth comb and start untangling from the bottom up.

2. Styling

 During summer, the heat, humidity and increased perspiration means your hair’s natural texture is going to emerge anyways “ so why not just roll with it? Instead of straining and sweating under a blazing hot hair dryer or straightening iron. Avoid heat styling in the summer and your hair will thank you. The key to great summer hair is embracing some fabulous updos that you can create in some minutes. A simple braid or bun not only gets your hair out of your face but can protect strands from heat or sun damage.

 In addition, using a styling serum or a gel will help detangle the hair and look shiny and lustrous. The serum will protect hair cuticles from damage caused by heat and prolonged sun exposure and leaves them soft and shiny all day long.

DON’T: Get stuck in a ponytail or Be afraid to step out with a wet head!

Sure, a perky pony is a classic way to keep long hair off your neck in sticky climates, but sporting one day in, day outlooks frumpy, not fresh. Moreover, you’re not going to catch a cold in soaring temperatures, so don’t struggle to get your strands bone dry. So don’t be afraid to step outside with a wet head.

V. Protect Your Hair From Germs With Hair Mist

A long shower is something we all love doing in summer. However, washing your hair frequently will rip your hair from natural oils. Hair mist is the fastest and easiest way to instantly get rid of grim. It uses potent essential oils that fight germs to keep hair protected and fresh and works well for a non-hair wash day.

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Another effective way is using dry shampoo. Rather than washing every day during the summer, try a dry shampoo that allows you to skip a wash or two. During the summertime, opt for a lightweight formula like R+Co’s Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist. The micellar water-inspired formula will keep the hair from falling limp in the summer months, and it will keep the hair feeling clean.

Don’t: Avoid shampooing your hair every day

VI. Use A Nourishing Hair Oil

 Lastly, there’s nothing like a good oil massage. In summer, hair tends to get very frizzy, dry, and lifeless due to exposure to direct sunlight. To prevent this damage, it’s best to use hair oil which will nourish, moisturize and rejuvenate your hair. The oils are made of natural ingredients that will give your hair the ‘Ultimate Nourishment’.

Don’t: Avoid combing your hair right after applying oil

 This summer be sure to take care of your locks! Go out and enjoy summer without having to worry about your hair getting damaged. By following our summer hair do’s and dont’s, we guarantee that you and your hair will have an awesome time doing all those summer activities you have planned. Sure your hair will be put through many harsh conditions, but it will come out strong and healthy!

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