The summer season is closely approaching. While everyone loves the sun, sand, and sitting by the pool, this is the time of year when many people experience extreme damage to their hair. The sun changes coloring. The oxidization destroys your vibrant coloring, tones it to a brassy hue and dulls the natural shine. The heat can degrade protein which otherwise protects your hair.  UV rays are alos damaging. The chlorine in pools and salt water can also cause hair issues. Your hair is at risk of becoming frizzy and brittle. How do we protect our hair when we are having fun in the sun?

The first tip for protecting your hair from summer damage is to maintain your hair care. A trim cuts off dead ends and allows for heath hair. Maintaining the ends of your hair is very important in keeping your hair looking great. No one wants split ends as they make your hair appear frizzy and unmanageable. When showering, use intense hydrating shampoos and conditioners. Moisture must be put back into your hair. This will combat the dry appearance from sun damage. You can also take preventative measures by using UV shielding products. These products can assist so coloring doesn’t lighten as much. Try the UV shielding hair sprays or leave-in conditioners. You must use these products when your hair is damp. If you apply to dry hair the product simply stays on the surface and you will not get the effect the product was intended for.

Another simple tip before going swimming in salt water or chlorinated pools is to use the pre-rinse showers provided. Wetting your hair will cut down the amount of chlorine or salt the strands soak in. When sun bathing, protect your hair wear a hat. Floppy hats and summer fashion go hand-in-hand. Try a turban or simply put a towel on your hair. Use extra care when pulling hair back in a ponytail, if you hair is wet it easily breaks. Also the scalp can burn and this will cause flaking of skin while healing.

Add a hair mask to your weekly hair care schedule. Masks can assist in restoring moisture. You should leave the product on for at least twenty minutes.  There are some homemade masks you can try as well as the products available in the salon.

Banana Avocado Mask

Ingredients:: 1 banana, 1 egg, ½ avocado, 2 tbsp. honey, 3 tbsp. buttermilk, and 3 tbsp. olive oil.

Directions: Mash banana, egg and avocado then add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Apply to hair from roots to tips. Leave in for 30 minutes and then wash out with a moisturizing shampoo. You can double this recipe for longer hair. Use the mask twice a month to maintain healthy hair.

Yogurt Hair Mask 

(dry or frizzy hair)

Ingredients: 1 egg white, 1/4 cup plain organic yogurt, and 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Directions: Beat egg white until it is frothy. Mix egg white with the yogurt and mayonnaise. Massage into wet hair. Cover your hair with plastic shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave in for 30 minutes, then wash out with a mild shampoo. Rinse the hair with very cold water. Use monthly to moisturize hair.


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