Summer may bring glorious natural highlights and windblown wavy hair. But in reality it can damage your hair pretty bad as well. Sun can damage your hair’s cuticle, cause split ends, as well as brittle and dry hair. Sun exposure can be damaging for you skin and hair, unless you protect them right.
My hairdresser Danica Žibert from Hairsalon Lasek always says having great, beautiful and healthy hair consists of various factors. For sure the most important part of keeping your hair silky and smooth during the summer is to choose high quality hair products, that will condition you hair. She swears on brands like Redken, Alterna, Matrix, Literam and the freshly discovered Marulaoil. She believes a great haircare regime at home can do a lot, and I totally agree with her. Another thing she advises is to go for an intensive hair-care treatment at the salon when summer is around the corner, especially if your hair is on the dry side. At Lasek they advise to go for a natural (or maybe a bit darker than usual) hair gloss, hair glaze or colour. Your split hair tips should be cut off, otherwise the sun and salt water can damage them even more. It is extremely important not to forget to protect you hair from the damaging UV rays as well. You can do that by finding nourishing hair care products containing SPF and wearing headwear. Try to rinse off salt water as soon as you get out of the sea and refresh your hair with a conditioning hair spray. Your hair should be safe and there will be no need for drastic haircuts at the end of the hot summer months.
Summer hairstyle idea: Waterfall French Braid
photo: Katarina Veselič