SUMMER in South Florida is known for its INTENSE HEAT, FIERCE HUMIDITY, and BLAZING SUN. While this may sound like a great day at the beach, it usually makes for a pretty bad hair day. Protect your hair from the damaging effects of the summer WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR DAYS IN THE SUN.
By: Lauren Donald
HATS AND SCARVES
Wearing hats and scarves not only protect your hair from exposure to the elements, but can also be a fun way to mix up your look. Cover your hair and uncover a new you.
EMBRACE YOUR NATURAL TEXTURE
Put your hot tools on summer vacation and see what your hair is capable of when left alone. A little product can reveal and define what your hair was meant to do naturally. Look for leave-in conditioners and curl- defining lotions or mousses. Apply and enjoy.
MOISTURE IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD
The more moisture you put into your hair, the less room there is for humidity. So act before humidity does! Humidity blows out your cuticle, giving the appearance of dull frizzy hair. Fill and seal your hair with a weekly deep conditioning treatment. You’ll learn to love moisture and not let humidity give it a bad name.
SATURATE AND RINSE
Don’t let your hair come between you and the pool. Rinse your hair with clean water prior to jumping in. This will protect your locks from absorbing the water’s unwanted elements, such as salt and chlorine. Just remember to rinse again immediately afterwards. Don’t be afraid; dive right in!
Limit shampooing your hair to 2-3 times a week. Manipulating your scalp with water and conditioner alone will remove most natural oils and dirt, and your hair will feel and smell like its been freshly cleaned. Consider this your little shampoo secret.