Summer can be great- a chance to enjoy the sunshine, spend longer outside in the evening or go on holiday. But in some respects, it can be difficult for people- curly hair becoming frizzy is just one example of how the heat can mess with your style. With a few tips and tricks, here are some ways you can beat the heat and keep looking good.
Ease up on colouring
While you may be tempted by a new colour before your big holiday or to celebrate some time off, it is recommended to not change your hair colour too often during the summer as this can cause it to dry out. If you do want a new summer look, it is best to do it a month or so in advance to prepare for the warmer weather.
If you have a distinct Afro or other curly style, it can be hard to maintain when it’s hot. Wearing a headwrap when you go to sleep prevents moisture loss when the hair hits the pillow.
Don’t get in a tangle
Another common issue during the summer months is hair getting tangled. Using a leave-in conditioner that is specifically targeted at tangles will reduce the risk of it happening.
Feed your hair
One aspect you may not have considered is how your diet affects your hair. While it is generally a good idea to drink plenty of water in hot weather, it is also beneficial to maintaining the health of your hair as well. A Mediterranean style diet of fresh fish, vegetables and fruit can provide a great basis for maintaining your style.
Don’t skimp on moisturiser
If you often colour your hair, there is the risk that it may be a bit dryer or feel dryer during the summer. One way to combat this is to use products with added moisturiser, to maintain the moisture of your hair. However, it is important to avoid overdoing treatments, as this can damage your hair as well. As with anything, it is important to maintain a balance.
Don’t stay out in the sun too long
While this is also good advice in general (avoiding sunburn etc.), keeping out of the sun (especially the hottest periods from 11am to 3pm) will reduce the risk of colours fading and minimise the risk of any damage. Also, don’t wash your hair every day, but at the same time do so often enough to avoid it becoming sweaty.
Wear a swimming cap
If you want to go for a swim, this will stop any chlorine or anything else affecting your hair, plus you can add leave-in conditioner to maintain moisture.
Talk to us
These are just a few of the ways you can help prevent damage to your hair over the summer. If you have concerns about this or would like some advice before you take on a new look for summer, please contact Noble today, and our team will be happy to offer tips tailored to your particular hair type and needs.