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The Summer Hair Care Survival Guide

The weather is finally improving, and we can’t wait to finally feel the warmth of the sun on our skin again. But before you pull out your summer wardrobe, is your hair care routine heatwave ready? Looking after your hair in the sun is just as important as protecting your skin. During the summer months, your hair goes through a lot. UV rays, humidity and chlorine, can all wreak havoc on your strands. Therefore, if you want to avoid dry, dull hair this summer, make sure you invest in the correct hair care. To make it easier for you, we have put together a list of dos and don’ts for when it comes to summer hair care.

Swap Your Toning Shampoo for A Toning Mask

Although, we are a big fan of the sun. We are not a fan of how dry it can make our hair, and one thing that you don’t want to do when your hair is already dry is over wash it. Therefore, depending on your hair type, your summer hair care routine may consist of washing your hair once a week. Another issue dry hair can experience is over toning. So put down your purple shampoo and swap it for a toning mask instead. Pigmented toning masks have a more conditioning formula so are better suited to dry hair.

Lock In Your Summer Colour

There is no better feeling than leaving the salon with brand-new hair colour. Whether you want to go blonde this summer or prefer a muted pastel you will need to be aware of what can cause colour fade. We recommend purchasing a colour care mask to help look after your coloured locks. For example, our After Colour Care Mask locks in fresh colour pigments and prevents them from slipping away in the shower.

Invest in A Moisturising Shampoo

Another must-have product for your summer hair care routine is a moisturising shampoo. Your hair needs all the hydration it can get in the warmer months. So changing your usual shampoo for a moisturising one will help to keep your hair happy and healthy.

UV Protection Isn’t Just for Your Skin

Yes, that’s right. Your hair also needs protection from the powerful UV rays. Whether you are spending a day at the beach or a picnic in the park, you need to make sure you are using a hair product that contains UV protection. These types of products are available to buy in different forms, such as sprays, creams or masks, which means there is a product for everyone. Don’t forget to reapply the product every few hours!

Dry Hair Types Need A Leave In Conditioner

Unfortunately for you, if your hair is already dry before it even gets to summer, then you need to make an extra effort when it comes to your summer hair care routine. If you don’t already use a leave in conditioner, now is the time to add one to your regime. Leave in conditioners are great because they protect your hair in between washes. You can also use them to freshen up your locks and smooth out frizz in-between hair wash days.

Ditch the Heat

The summer is the best time to give your hair a break from heated styling tools. It is a great time to experiment with different hairstyles and embrace your natural hair. Plus, in the warmer months, your strands don’t need the extra stress of your straighteners or curling irons. Your hair can suffer from dryness in the summer, so using heat on your hair will just make this issue even worse. To avoid dry and brittle strands, ditch the heat.

Add A Smoothing Product to Your Summer Hair Care

A smoothing product is a must-have for your summer hair care routine. Why? Frizz. That’s why. Our hair is more susceptible to frizz during the summer months because our hair is dry and lacking moisture. As soon as our hair comes into contact with moisture in the air, it automatically soaks it up, causing frizz. A smoothing product is essential to eliminate frizz. For instance, the Styling Tools Liss Smoothing Fluid not only banishes frizz but also nourishes the hair.

In Salon Treatments

In salon treatments are the perfect way to bring your hair back to life in the summer months. If you are planning on dying your hair this summer, we highly recommend adding on a treatment. For example, Fiber Fix is a professional bond fixer that your hairstylist can mix into your colour. It protects and restructures your hair fibre during your colour service.

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