With the weather getting better and Memorial Day weekend around the corner the pool and beach are looking more and more appealing. What’s not appealing is the damaged hair that comes with playing in the water to much. So here are a few tips that I recommend trying through your summer fun;
1) Conditioner is your friend! – If you’re going to be spending the day in an out of the water put conditioner in your hair and put it up. Whether you rock a braid or a bun, a thick coating of conditioner will help protect your hair from chlorine and salt, which dry out your hair. If you like more of the wet hair down look bring a spray bottle with a mixture of water and leave in conditioner with you. Use every time before getting in the water to keep your hair moisturized.
2) Ready… Set… Shampoo! – I know after a long day in the sun and playing in the water taking a shower may be the last think on your mind, but do it! Hair is very porous so not only are you drying it out all day, if you don’t wash out the hair cuticle and refresh your hair with moisture it’s going to feel dry and brittle. Washing also helps keeps blonds form looking green and colored hair form looking dull. (I recommend Joico’s KPak Sun Therapy – http://joico.com/products/haircare/kpak-sun-therapy)
3) Protective Cap?! – While I would never ware one just because I’m not a professional swimmer they do help reduce the amount of exposure your hair receives. But let’s be real, you’re more likely not to go in the water then use one!
4) Don’t be afraid of the scissors! – After a long summer of heat, wind, sand and water don’t be afraid to get a trim and start fresh for the winter. Taking the ends off will make your hair grow and keep it looking healthy. Not to mention getting your hair cut keeps you up to date with the current styles!
While caring for your hair this summer is very important, I haven’t ignored my feminine side that wants to look good at the pool too.
“Pool Side Styles” blog coming soon!”