November 17, 2020

Protect Your Hair from Harsh Summer Weather

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to start thinking about keeping your hair healthy, soft, and shiny in the hot summer weather. Thankfully, our well-trained students and licensed, professional cosmetologists at Summit Salon Academy KC have all the best tips for keeping your hair protected so that your hair color, hairstyle, and haircut all look fantastic no matter how much hot summer sun it’s exposed to.

One of the most important things to do during the summer is to protect your hair from heat. When heat dries out your hair, it can have a lot of negative effects. Your color won’t look as vibrant because dry hair isn’t smooth and reflects light differently. You might be vulnerable to more split ends. It might make it difficult to style because your hair is frizzy and tangled.

You can avoid lots of these problems by following some simple summer hair care tips.

Get regular haircuts. Even if you’re trying to grow out your hair, getting regular trims keeps away split ends to help fight the summer frizz. Split ends make hair vulnerable to breakage. Frizz happens when the outer layer of each strand separates, making each strand dry and brittle and can cause it to tangle with other hairs. Split ends may help amplify this damage, starting at the ends, so keeping your hair neatly trimmed is a must.

Wear a hat. If you’re planning on being outside during a hot summer day, cover up your hair – and your scalp – to protect them from damaging UV rays. Choose a wide-brimmed hat that shields you from the sun or tie up your hair in a fashionable scarf that matches your outfit.

Get your hair wet before swimming. Chlorine and other pool chemicals, as well as saltwater in the ocean, can be harsh on hair. When you enter the water with your hair dry, your hair absorbs these chemicals along with the pool or ocean water. But if you saturate your hair thoroughly before swimming, your hair won’t soak up quite as much of it. You can also use a professional leave-in conditioner product to saturate all the strands before swimming, and you’ll get the same effect.

Pay attention to post-exposure haircare. After you’ve had a swim or spent a lot of time in the hot sun, it’s important to care for your hair the right way to avoid damage. If you’ve been swimming, wrap up your day with a professional detox shampoo to remove any minerals or impurities from that pool or ocean water. And if it’s been a particularly hot day or if you’ve spent more time than normal out in the sun, use a moisturizing conditioner or home deep conditioning product to restore lost hydration.

Find a natural hairstyle. You’re already exposing your hair to a lot of heat in the summer, so consider switching to a different hairstyle that lets you skip the heated styling tools. Ask your Summit Salon Academy KC stylist to suggest great summer hairstyles for your hair type that will help you avoid hair dryers, straight irons, or curling rods. Too much heat can damage hair and make it appear dry and frizzy, affecting your color’s vibrancy and your hair’s softness and definition.

Use professional products. All year long, your hair needs the protection you’ll only get from salon-trusted professional hair care products from professional brands like Matrix® and Redken®. Professional products are formulated to give you the best results, with concentrated formulas and effective, gentle ingredients that protect your hair. Drugstore brands promise results, but they often contain harsh ingredients that can actually damage your hair, or they’re so watered-down to make more sales than they’re relatively unusable. Professional products are designed with your own hair’s needs in mind, so ask your Summit Salon Academy KC stylist to recommend the right products for your hair, whether it’s for shampooing, hydrating, or styling.

Enjoy your summer fun without damaging your hair with these simple tips from the experts at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City. Make an appointment today and let our well-trained student cosmetologist give you the look you want for summer with new hair color, haircut, or professional styling so you can look your best all season! All our students are fully trained and supervised by licensed, professional cosmetologists, so you get the professional hair services you need at a great price! You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO or call us at (816) 252-4247 x301 to schedule your hair services appointment.