Summer is one of our favorite times of year. It’s also one of the most humid, which complicates things with naturally curly and frizzy hair. Here are some of our favorite tips, techniques and products to keep your hair looking presentable during the warm summer months.
On hot summer days, it’s hard to bring yourself to reach for the straightening iron. However, without treatment, curly hair may become just a tad too frizzy. John Frieda’s collection of Frizz Erase products – which include a shampoo, conditioner, serum, and calming crème – solves this dilemma by hydrating, detangling and eliminating frizz on even the hottest of days.
Beach hair is one of our favorite summer looks. After a day at the beach, condition – but don’t shampoo – naturally wild hair. This transforms an untamable mane to a softer, less frizzy wave. To recreate this beachy style when you don’t have access to the sun, sea and sand, try Davines No. 14 Sea Salt Primer. Apply to wet or dry hair and simply use your hands to create natural and voluminous waves.
Exposure to sun, chlorine, salt water, and humidity in summer leaves your hair somewhat dry and damaged. If you also factor in the damage caused by constant straightening iron usage in winter, you may be left with a natural disaster on your head. Try Macadamia Natural Oil’s deep repair mask for deep nourishment. Aloe and algae combine with the macadamia oil to rejuvenate and rebuild hair, leaving it healthier, shinier, and softer.
For buoyant body and a soft, beachy texture that enhances natural waves, use Bumble and Bumble’s surf foam wash shampoo followed by their surf creme rinse conditioner. An airy softness results from these classic summer products by Bumble and Bumble. We love the convenient size of their surf travel set, perfect for those weekends away at the beach.
Summer is the time to let your hair down (literally), but you can easily spice up loose hair with a simple and delicate side braid. Part your hair to one side and then braid a small strand of hair alongside your face. This creates a simple and pretty look, perfect for those flirty summer days.
Leave a few loose strands in the front to create a casually glamorous look that transitions well from day to night. An added bonus is that is keeps hair from sticking to your face under the hot summer sun.
Improve the appearance of your hair from the inside out by eating foods such as salmon, spinach, and avocado. These types of foods contain omega-3 fatty acids, which promote healthier, stronger and shinier hair growth.
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