The summer season is a wonderful time to spend outdoors in the warm California sunshine, but it’s also when you should take some extra care of your hair due to the sun and heat. Here are five essential summertime tips to keep your hair healthy and looking its best this season.
Avoid Putting More Heat on Your Hair
Because the warm summer heat can really dry out your hair and make it brittle, you should go easy on the blow dryer, curling iron and flat iron to avoid putting more heat on your hair. Pro tip: Check out Aveda’s selection of heat protectant products. Your stylist can help you pick out the best product for your hair type during your next visit to our salon. Some of our favorites from the Aveda line are:
- Be Curly
- Brilliant Damage Control
- Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
Trim More Often
The ends of your hair take a lot of abuse in the summer as they can dry out and split very easily. Therefore, you should make it a point to visit your Aveda hair salon in Irvine every four weeks or so to have your hair trimmed. Keeping the ends of your hair trimmed will get rid of those split ends and keep your hair looking healthy and vibrant.
Keep the Frizzies at Bay
The summer heat can make your hair extra dry and frizzy. When it’s hot and humid outside, try a few new styles like braids, ponytails, updos, knots and buns. Wearing your hair pulled back or up and away from your face and neck will protect it from frizz while also reducing how much you sweat.
Do A Hot Oil Rinse 1x Per Week
Spending long hours in the hot sun can be really dry out your hair. A good way to re-moisturize your hair (and scalp) is to warm up a small amount (1 to 2 teaspoons) of natural coconut or almond oil and use it as a rinse after washing your hair. Just work the warm oil into your hair from the roots to the ends. Only do a hot oil treatment once per week and don’t go overboard or you’ll be left with a greasy residue.
Pro tip: Ask about our conditioning treatments that can help smooth your hair and eliminate frizz.
Use a Hydrating Shampoo
Instead of using just any shampoo during the summer, look for one that contains hydrating properties. Aloe Vera is one of the ingredients that works wonders for nourishing dry hair. Avoid using shampoos with harsh sulfates and parabens as these types of ingredients weigh down your hair.
Pro tip: Your stylists can help you choose a hydrating shampoo from our selection of AVEDA products during your next appointment.
Contact Your Local AVEDA Irvine Salon
If you need more summertime hair care tips or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (949) 559-6001 or stop by our salon located in the Woodbury Town Center. Don’t forget to visit our website often to see our latest salon specials to keep your hair looking great! We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you look and feel beautiful.