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7 Summer Hair Care Tips

Prolonged periods in the sun can cause your hair to become dry and damaged. So as summer draws to a close, you may notice a difference in its condition. Here, we’re sharing several summer hair tips to keep strands healthy before, during, and after sun exposure.

Hot Weather and Your Hair

Summertime is synonymous with carefree days. But enjoying the sun can, unfortunately, wreak havoc on hair. Hot weather and UV rays damage the cuticle. This outermost layer can become rough, while swelling up in the humidity. Enter the dreaded frizz.

Frizzy hair is dry, difficult to manage, and prone to breakage. In addition, excess moisture and sweat causes voluminous hair to fall flat––especially in the summer.

Between heat, humidity, and chemicals from swimming pool, dry hair in summer seems inevitable. But, there are several tricks and products you can use to beat the heat damage.

Essential Care Tips for Sunny Days

  1. Conditioning Is Everything

    Your hair, like the rest of your body, needs to stay hydrated during sweltering summer days. For your best summer hair, switch to a shampoo and conditioner with moisturizing formulas. You can also use a Hair Oil on your ends to hydrate thirsty strands. For an added treat, we recommend a moisture-rich treatment. Conditioning Masks and Leave-In Conditioners supply that deep level of moisture your hair craves this time of year.

  2. Lay Off The Heat

    One of the best summer hair care tips is to lay off hot tools in the summer months. Instead of reaching for your hair dryer after showering, use a microfiber towel to blot your hair dry. Not only does it absorb water at rapid speed, but it’s also a frizz-fighter.

    Summer is the perfect time to embrace your beautiful, natural texture. Instead of a curling iron or straightener, use a leave-in conditioner spray for the ultimate carefree summer look. Our Milky Leave-In Conditioner provides all the benefits to bring out your hair’s true potential––offering lightweight hydration while detangling, fighting frizz, repairing split ends, and warding off heat damag e. It’s one flexible formula that packs a punch.

  3. Wash Wisely

    For optimum hair care in summer, use a Strengthening Shampoo for fine to medium hair, like Brazilian Joia(TM) Strengthening & Smoothing Shampoo on wash day. It’s especially important to use on hot days, as its sulfate-free formula helps cleanse hair without stripping moisture. Start with a lather on your scalp, then let it run through the rest of your hair. This washing method helps keep the drying out to a minimum.

  4. Protect Hair While Swimming

    Brittle, chlorine hair can turn pool days from good to bad. Or maybe you’ve taken a dip in the ocean only to end up with straw-like strands. Since hair naturally absorbs water, swimming in chlorine or salt water often dries it out and causes damage.

    Before taking a swim, rinse your hair with cool, fresh water. You can even take the protection a step further by applying a Hair Mask. Triple Brazilian Butter(TM) Hair Repair Treatment uses a medley of Brazilian butters to increase your hair’s resistance to damage. The more your hair absorbs the fresh water and protective mask, the fewer salt and chemicals can get in.

    You can also cover your hair with a hat or satin scarf that pairs well with summer outfits. Sun protection plus stylish accessories equals a win-win.

  5. Say Farewell To Frizz

    Summer humidity can be brutal on your hair—especially if you’re prone to frizz. So, fight back with a Hair Oil, the perfect addition to your hair care for summer. Brazilian Glossy(TM) Nourishing Hair Oil is clinically proven to control frizz for up to 72 hours.* At the same time, it repairs damage, adds mirror-like shine, and deeply moisturizes thick, thirsty strands.

  6. Schedule That Trim

    Dry hair is more likely to split at the ends, which can cause dryness and frizz. Regular trims that eliminate split ends will keep hair looking healthy, while preventing tangles and breakage.

    Worried about keeping your length? Don’t be. Hair tends to grow faster in summer, as most strands are in the anagen (or growth) phase during this time.

  7. Don’t Forget Your Nighttime Routine

    Restore and recover summer-damaged hair while you sleep with the right nighttime routine. Feel free to wash hair in the evening, but make sure to also detangle and dry it before bed. This will ensure it’s soft and manageable when you wake up. Gently brush out hair and get your beauty rest with the help of a silk pillowcase. Sleeping on hair can cause it to lose its curl pattern or tangle if you have a fine texture. Those with curls can tie hair up in a “pineapple,” which is ponytail at the top of the head with the hair spread out from the center. If you have fine hair that’s wavy or straight, consider a braid or loose bun. The tighter the hairstyle, the less hair can breathe and restore itself overnight.

To Wrap It Up

There are so many things to love about summer. But let’s face it, it’s not the best season for mane maintenace. Achieving hair goals isn’t impossible, though. If you regularly take care of it after swimming and are watchful for frizz and damage, your hair doesn’t have to ruin summer plans or force you to do “damage control” come fall.