Our hair has survived the dry air, cool temps and wind gusts of winter, now it’s important to keep armed for the damage of summer weather. Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Styling, Allen Ruiz was kind enough to share some quick and easy tips to keep our tresses looking their best!
Buy a humidifier. As we get deeper and deeper into summer your hair, like your skin, can become dry, especially in extreme heat. It’s important to always think about adding moisture back into the hair and this is a simple and easy first step.
Wash on Cold and Don’t Over Dry. After you condition (or deep condition) your hair in the shower, turn the faucet to cold and finish with a cold water rinse. This will quickly seal the cuticle and help your strands retain their moisture. And, instead of blasting your hair with high heat, spend an extra ten minutes and dry your hair on the low-medium setting. Together these steps will prolong your hair’s suppleness and shine.
Condition. Condition. Condition. Especially in the summer, it’s important to condition – that means daily conditioning, weekly deep conditioning and let’s not forget a daily application of a light weight leave-in conditioners. My favorites are Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair or Color Conserve Daily Color Protect. Just a coin-sized amount will protect your hair from excessive heat styling and long days in the pool.
Your Washcloth Is Your New Best Friend. Before leaving the house, spray Brilliant Spray On Shine onto a dry wash cloth and gently run over your hair in sections from roots to ends. Voila! The Vitamin E in Aveda’s Brilliant Spray On Shine is a powerful anti-oxidant which helps protect hair against environmental aggressors. This will keep your hair static free and looking fresh throughout the day.
Protect. We wear sunscreen on our skin, but rarely protect our locks. Spray on Sun Care Protective Sun Veil to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours, and minimize damage and dryness.
What do you ladies do to keep your hair healthy in the summer?