Summer is officially here! The Summer Solstice was yesterday, and now we can fully embrace the glorious sunshine, water play, being outside and active, bonfires, s’mores and all sorts of goodness!
Summer is also a time when your hair gets completely thrashed. Come on, saltwater and chlorine are terrible, as well as sunshine on your colored locks, so here are some options for you to treat your hair well over the summer months!
Deep condition every week 🙂 Find a nice brand of moisturizing shampoos and conditioners and make sure you take a few extra minutes at least once a week to slather on a heavier conditioner to make up for the heat styling, the chemical treatments and the elements. I love Kevin Murphy‘s Born Again Shampoo and masque, which I use on myself. I am the epitome of everything I wrote above: super blonde hair from coloring, I flat-iron or blow dry regularly, and I am out in the sun every day. I need the moisture and the restructuring.
Find new styles that allow you to not blow dry or use heat tools on your hair. I love braids and side buns and little twisty ‘do styles and wear them a lot. I also work with my natural texture a lot, which is wavy, so I will work in some Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion and then twist sections of hair, scrunch a little and let air dry.
I try not to wear my hair pulled back in super tight ponytails too often because the tension will inevitably start to cause breakage around your hairline which is not so cute. Here are a few of my favorite styles for you to look at!
braids and buns
braids and messy buns