5 Ways To Prep Your Hair For The Summer
Ok, ok so we get that we’re a little early with this post but you can’t blame us for getting excited after THE longest winter EVER. And yes we might be over exaggerating...
As much as cosy jumpers and woolly hats are great we’re totally ready to ditch these in favour of some chunky braids and a day at the beach. It’s also so much easier to experiment with your hair in the summer knowing that your hard work won’t get ruined in the rain and that you’ll have the best light to instagram your look. Yas! So to make sure your hair is looking its best here’s how to prep your hair for the summer...
Switch to a low commitment colour
If you regularly bleach your hair then now might be a good time to switch to a more low maintenance colour. If you can, then it’s definitely worth getting a root drag or switching to a balayage style colour that you can leave for a little longer in between treatments. This will help to minimise damage and will leave your hair in better condition so that it’s less prone to damage in the heat. It’s pretty common knowledge that the sun fades your hair colour too, so by switching to a colour that’s easier to maintain you’ll be saving yourself a few trips to the salon.
Plan your hair cuts
It’s worth thinking about where you’re going to fit in your haircuts for the next few months now as it’s a way better shout to cut your hair right before a holiday. This is because you want it to be in the best condition possible so that it can withstand the heat without getting fried. Split and dry ends will only get worse in the hot weather so you’ll need to leave those behind and make sure your hair is super healthy before jetting off. As a general rule you want to get a haircut every 2-3 months to keep it looking healthy.
Switch up your products
As the weather gets warmer it’s super important to start switching out your products for ones that are more summer appropriate. For example, if you colour your hair then you’ll definitely want to make sure your products are going to protect it from fading in the sun. The same goes for bleached or damaged hair as it’ll need a lot more moisture in the summer to protect it from getting frizzy. You’ll need to pick up a few products that contain an SPF which will really help to protect your hair. We love the Philip Kingsley Swimcap Treatment for this which protects against damage from chlorine, UV rays and salt water.
Start weekly masking now
We totally get that using a hair mask once a week can feel like a chore but if you start now it’ll be in the best condition possible by the time we get to the summer. Hydrated hair is healthier and way less likely to get frizzy or damaged in the sun so it’s definitely worth the extra effort. If you want to save yourself some time then it might be worth applying your mask before you go to bed and leaving it on overnight to work its magic. If this sounds dreamy then click here to read our post on the best overnight hair treatments.
Exfoliate Your Scalp
Greasy hair is a major concern in the summer as it’s super hot and you’ll likely be piling on the hair products to fight the frizz. All that buildup can leave your roots looking really lacklustre so it’s a good shout to start using a scalp exfoliator now. Giving your follicles a good scrub will help to regulate your sebum production so that your hair doesn’t get as greasy during the summer months. If you’re not sure what to use we’d recommend the Umberto Giannini Grow Scrub Scalp Scrub which gently buffs away buildup and grease without being too harsh on your skin.
Way more excited for your holiday? We hope so! And you’ll have super dreamy hair by the time you get there. If you loved this one then make sure to check out all the SS19 hair trends here just in time for your trip.