Sun-Smart Hair Care


During summer, different hair types face their own vulnerabilities and challenges, but for all of us, the combination of heat, humidity, and sun exposure can take a toll on hair, leaving it dry, frizzy, and damaged. With summer around the corner, it's essential to adjust your hair care routine to protect and maintain the health of your locks. 

In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of selecting the right hair care products to keep your hair looking and feeling its best throughout the summer season, regardless of hair type and length! But first things first: don’t leave it too late! It’s always easier to avoid damage than have to repair it after the fact, so start applying these easy, speedy haircare tips today! You'll thank us later.

Lock in Moisture: Summer heat can cause your hair to become dry and lose moisture - hydration is key to maintaining healthy-looking locks. Look for products that are specifically formulated to provide moisture and nourishment, like Olaplex, to help replenish your hair's moisture levels and restore its vitality. For those of us with curly or coily hair, the humidity can be a real challenge to mainlining definition, so use specific curl-care products, and we love Curlsmith and Pattern Beauty! Incorporating hydrating products into your hair care routine will help combat the effects of the sun and keep your locks looking luscious and hydrated.

Nourish and Repair: Intense hydration and nourishment are essential for maintaining healthy hair in summer. Treat your locks to regular deep conditioning treatments to restore and repair any damage caused by the sun, saltwater, or chlorine. Those of us with fine or wavy hair are especially vulnerable to UV rays that break down proteins and damage hair.

Look for deep conditioning masks or treatments that are rich in nutrients, vitamins, and natural oils, for example this JVN deep moisture mask. These products will penetrate the hair shaft, providing deep nourishment, and leaving your hair feeling soft, smooth, and revitalised. If you’re vulnerable to loss of definition due to humidity, consider diffusing your hair to enhance and maintain your waves, curls and coils!

Shield Your Hair: Styling tools and heat can cause damage to your hair if not properly protected. Before using any heat styling tools, make sure to apply a heat protectant spray or cream to shield your hair from high temperatures. For those with dyed hair, the sun can cause colour fading and increased dryness. Greying hair is also especially susceptible to damage from the sun's rays, as it lacks melanin (the pigment that provides natural UV protection), causing hair to dry and weakening stands.

Protect your hair by avoiding excessive heat styling and minimising sun exposure by using UV-protectant sprays, like this Aveda defensive 'Hair Veil'. Heat protectants can also create a barrier between your hair and the heat, reducing the risk of sun damage, frizz, and breakage. Incorporating heat protection into your hair care routine will help preserve your hair's health, look and feel.

Of course, no summer haircare regimen is complete without one of our high-quality silk hair Turbans and Folds. Our elegant Folds will both nourish and repair your hair overnight, and protect your hair from UV rays on the beach!

What it all means: Understanding the specific vulnerabilities of your hair type will allow you to tailor your hair care routine to address your hair's unique challenges this summer. By choosing the right products and implementing a proper hair care routine, you can protect your hair from the damaging effects of heat, humidity, and sun exposure. Invest in high-quality hair protection, focus on hydration to lock in moisture, indulge in deep conditioning treatments to nourish and repair, and always use heat protection to shield your hair from damage. Embrace the summer season with confidence, knowing that your hair is well taken care of and ready to shine.

The (usual) disclaimer: we recommend products that our team likes and uses, but we encourage you to explore trusted brands and consult with hair care professionals to find the most suitable products for your hair type and concerns. Please also feel free to share your tips with the community, below!

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