I Wish Summer Were Here
I wish Summer would get here soon; but knowing that I have not even begun to work on my 2012 New Year’s Resolution to lose weight in time to look comfortable at the beach or pool, I am now thinking that Summer can take a long detour.
With the look of sunnier days ahead, and vacation plans forming, I know its time to steer my clients to going lighter and brighter on their hair colors, sporting shorter haircuts that are easier to maintain and most importantly, talking to them about the simple easy ways to care for their hair to prevent damages caused by over exposure to the sun and harsh water from the beach or pools.
Here are a few tips:
1. Wear a hat or a scarf to protect your head from the sun, or tie up your long hair when you are out on windy or blustery days.
2. Use 100% ammonia free color which will not dry out your hair, and ease up on thermal drying if you have the time to let your hair air dry. Resist the temptation to put lemon juice, peroxide, alcohol, or my favorite, tanning lotion (I used this back in college) on your hair as instant highlights. Switch to sulfate free shampoos.
3. Rinse off salt water or chlorine from your hair, but if you cant do that, bring along a small spritz bottle filled with a mixture of water and conditioner and apply this to wet hair and comb through. Carry a leave-in moisturizer, it’s a “must-have” item to stick in your beach bag, and some water to drink because it’s important to hydrate yourself from the inside too!
4. No matter the length or type of hair you have, keep up with trimming your hair to get rid of dry, damaged or split ends.
5. Don’t forget to protect your scalp from sun exposure. Apply sunscreen lotion to the head if you are bald or have thin hair if you do not like wearing hats.
Healthy hair is smooth, shiny and strong from roots to ends. Prevent hair damage by keeping in mind these tips before you head outside during the summer and you will save yourself from your frustrations trying to restore damaged hair when the summer season is over.