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Hair Care Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

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The hot summer days keep coming, and while they bring pool parties, beach vacations, and fun family barbeques, they can also wreak havoc on your hair. If your hair has been drier or frizzier than normal, it may be due to sun damage. Here are some tips from the pros that can help your hair stay healthy and soft in the hot summer sun.

Protect against those UV rays. We all remember to apply sunscreen to our skin before a day in the sun, but your hair needs UV protection, too. Ask your stylist to recommend hair care products that contain sunscreen. If possible, wear a hat or scarf to protect your hair while you’re having fun in the sun.

Shampoo less frequently. Most people wash their hair too often. Excessive washing can strip your hair of its natural protective oils. In some cases, that causes glands to try produce more oils, which can result in an oily, weighed-down feel. If possible, shampoo only two or three times a week. Use dry shampoos in between cleanings and always rinse after a day at the beach or a swim in a chlorine-treated pool.

Always condition. The extra heat of that summer sun can dry out your hair, so pay extra attention to conditioning. Use products designed specifically for your hair type, and condition every time you shower, even if you don’t wash your hair. Consider using a deep conditioning product weekly or visit your stylist for a professional deep conditioning treatment if your hair still feels dry.

Prep your hair before jumping into the pool. Chlorine can damage hair. Jumping in with dry hair will only make it absorb more of the chlorinated water – like a dry sponge, dry hair will soak it all in. That’s why it’s important to wet your hair before entering the pool. You can also apply a leave-in conditioner to help guard against chlorine.

Avoid extra heat. With the sun beating down on your hair, it can do without the added heat of styling tools. If possible, adjust your summer hairstyle to a more natural look that does not need a blow dryer, curling iron, or flat iron. If you need these tools for your style, try applying a heat protectant product before styling.

Enjoy your fun in the sun! The cooler months are ahead and will be here before you know it. If you need a trim or are looking for a new color or style, make an appointment with one of our professional stylists today at Untangled Salon. You can find us at 19924 Jetton Road, Suite 105 in Cornelius. To schedule an appointment, just give us a call at 704-895-9300 or send us an email at info@hairuntangled.com. Prefer to schedule an appointment yourself? Download our free mobile app at the AppStore, on Google Play, or on Amazon.

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