Summer is right around the corner and it’s hard to argue that there is any better place to have fun in the sun than right here in Southern California. Am I right? Between the sunshine, sandy beaches, and endless waves, we are so lucky to call Orange County home. With all of the events and activities that come hand-in-hand with summer, it is essential to take extra care of your hair because, as we all know, all the extra sun and saltwater can wreak havoc on your beautiful locks. Fortunately for you and your hair, the talented stylists at MK Hairdressing Studio in Irvine, CA have shared their favorite summertime tips and tricks to keep your color bright, your hair moisturized, and to avoid split ends and breakage.
Trim Your Hair Before Summer Starts
The hair experts at MK Hairdressing Studio recommend getting a trim before summer begins. While laying and playing in the sun all day is good for the soul, it has an opposite effect on your hair. Since the sun does way more damage to dry hair, trimming the dead ends from your hair before the sun gets too intense will give your locks a fighting chance this the summer.
Dampen Your Do Before Getting in Water
We can all agree, there’s no better way to beat the heat than jumping into a refreshing, cool body of water. But before you take the plunge, spray some clean water on your hair to dampen it. Adding moisture to your hair before getting in a pool or the ocean adds an extra layer of coating so your hair isn’t forced to absorb 100% of the chlorinated or salt water. Adding moisture to your hair dilutes the impact of the dirty water boosts your hair’s ability to retain moisture rather than drying out. When you’re all done swimming for the day, avoid brushing your hair right away. Instead, use some detangler and/or leave-in conditioner and a wide-toothed comb to manage the tangles. Ask your MK hair stylist for recommendations on our full line of Aveda salon products.
Cool Off with a Loose Bun or Ponytail
The intense summer heat practically requires us to pull our hair back into a ponytail or bun. Aside from looking chic, throwing your hair into a pony without a part is an effective way to protect your scalp from being over-exposed to the sun’s rays. But keep it loose, we don’t want breakage. Also refrain from tying your hair back when it’s too wet, as this is when hair is most susceptible to damage and be sure to let your hair down before sleeping at night. Aside from being a fun change of pace, alternating the style and position of your pony also boosts the health of your hair. Try tying it up high one day, and down low or to the side the next. Alternating the position of your pony ensures that the same strands are not always being stressed. The hair stylists at MK Hairdressing Studio are well versed with updo’s and can show you fun new ways to pull your hair back to add to your arsenal of cute summer looks!
Leave-In Conditioner is Your New Best Friend
Just like our skin, our hair is at its best when it’s moisturized. Healthy hair is stretchy and elastic but can become severely dehydrated if moisture is lost. To combat the loss of moisture in your hair due to evaporation, use a healthy amount of leave-in conditioner. Not only will leave-in conditioner moisturize your hair, it will also leave it nice and soft and will act as a buffer preventing damage from salt water and pool water. Not to mention, it smells great too!
Find a Cute Hat…Or Two
Of all the countless tips to protect your hair from the sun, the easiest and most effective approach is to simply wear a hat! Protect your hair like a true fashionista and since hats are all the rage right now, it’s a great way to change your look. Find a cute wide-brimmed floppy hat, a trendy cowboy hat, support your favorite sports team with a ball cap, or use a scarf! With hats, the options are endless and the sun doesn’t stand a chance.
Reinvigorate Your Hair at MK Hairdressing Studio in Irvine, CA
If the sun ends up winning the battle against your hair, there is no need to fear! Visit the hair stylists at MK Hairdressing Studio in Irvine and they will breathe life back into your locks! As one of the only certified Aveda salons in the area, MK Hairdressing Studio is the premier hair salon in Irvine. We specialize in men’s and women’s haircuts, hair coloring, full and partial weaves, hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts, and much more! We’re located within the upscale Woodbury Town Center right in the heart of Irvine. To book an appointment, give us a call at (949)559-6001 or contact us online. Visit us before Summer starts and for a trim!