We are in the middle of the summer, and more and more people are complaining about their hair being extremely dry and fragile. Don’t worry, this is normal, as, during the summer, the sun is stronger, and we have more UV exposure, the temperature is higher, and heat can dry out our hair and make it look and feel unhealthy. Many of us also go to the summer holidays, sunbathing all day long and swimming in the sea and pools, contributing even more to our hair condition worsening. But the way we never forget to get our SPF with us, we should also never forget to take products that will protect our hair from the sun. In this blog, we will share some tips with you on how to protect your hair in the summer and give it the needed conditioning to make it look and feel healthy and fabulous again.

Colouring your hair in the summer

It is summer, we feel happy, wear colourful clothes, are open to experiments, and many want to experiment with hair. Maybe get a different haircut, give our hair a bit of pop of colour to make us stand out of the crowd and give us a more unusual look. But considering how damaging the sun and the heat are, we might rethink whether it is worth colouring our hair and causing even more damage to it. But don’t worry, we have a solution to this. 

When colouring your hair in the summer, it is best to use ammonia-free hair colour because it won’t strip your hair’s natural oils and proteins; therefore, you won’t lose as much moisture as we aim for. A day or two before colouring, we want to moisturise our hair well by using a moisturising hair mask or a leave-in conditioner, and we want to repeat the same procedure immediately after colouring our hair. 

We have found a brand called Crazy Colour, which has a rich palette of ammonia-free fashion colours which will give you a refreshed look while keeping your hair healthy and beautiful. You can create ‘guilt-free’ hairstyles and experiment, knowing your hair is at peace.

Check Crazy Colour ammonia-free hair dyes here.

Protecting your hair while at the beach or the pool

Going to the beach may be relaxing, but the sun and the salty sea water stress our hair. We will share with you a few pieces of advice that we promise if you follow your hair will thank you.

  1. Visit your hairdresser

Before we go on vacation and return from it, it is good to visit our hairdresser to clean our ends, as this helps keep our hair beautiful and healthy.

2. Say no to the styling products.

Salty water and styling products are not a good combination. If you’re thinking of getting your hair wet, there’s no point in putting styling products on it, such as gel, mousse, or hairspray. When styled hair gets wet in salty water, it becomes sticky and breaks more easily.

3. Use SPF for hair

We always put sunscreen on when at the beach. But do we do the same for our hair? Arm yourself with a sun protection hair spray – this is even more crucial for ladies with coloured hair. This will save your colour and prevent hair breakage and split ends.

4. Wear a hat

When the sun is hot, a hat will give your hair (and head) the protection it needs. Avoid hats made of artificial fabrics, as they will only make it worse, as your hair will sweat and you won’t be able to breathe. A good old straw hat is a great choice, and why not a stylish scarf of light fabric wrapped around the head.

Use coconut oil

Coconut oil has been one of the most popular superfoods in the past few years. It contains substances that improve brain function, reduce bad cholesterol, and cleanse the body of toxins. It is also known for its natural skin moisturising and purifying properties. Many women use it to remove make-up, reduce inflammation, and soften the lips, but it is also effective in hair.

It is moisturising and antibacterial; if used regularly, you will notice big improvements in your hair condition. Your hair will feel more smooth, look shinier, and be less frizzy. It is perfect to use after returning from the beach as a hair mask. You can even mix it with other ingredients such as honey or an egg white.

Final thoughts,

Summer is most people’s favourite season. Who doesn’t love the sun and the heat? But we should also never forget how damaging it can be to our skin and hair, so make sure you take good care of your hair and keep it healthy.