Between the sun, sea and sand, in Summer our hair gets a pretty rough deal.
So before you even think about creating those beachy waves, you need to start treating your hair to mask treatments to get it into tip-top condition.
Over Summer, the heat of the sun and hot weather intensifies the damage that is done to the hair normally through styling appliances. Chlorine from swimming pools and generally hair getting wet in the pool or sea and then drying in the sun repeatedly through the day takes its toll.
It’s not only external factors that can cause hair breakage and split ends. It’s also about what you put into your body. Good nutrition and hydration are vitally important for your hair, particularly in Summer. There are plenty of multi-vitamin supplements on the market, formulated to strengthen hair, skin and nails.
Here are our top tips.
Strong hair starts at the scalp. So start with a weekly deep treatment to moisturise your scalp and roots. We recommend applying a nourishing hair mask once a week at home. This is enough to coax hair into good condition. Very dry or thick hair will drink up a lot more mask. We also recommend changing to a more nourishing shampoo and conditioner over the Summer season too.
If you are blonde, your toner will wash out faster. Using a weekly at home toning mask will keep your colour looking great over the hottest season.
Shield your hair from the sun when outside. Wear a hat to protect your hair and face from direct sunlight. I also recommend Goldwell’s Bond Pro Day and Night cream. It acts like a sunscreen for your hair. It supports the bond-protein network with reinforcing soy protein. It reduces breakage and split ends, detangles and makes your hair more resilient.
If you are straightening or blow drying your hair, always use heat protectants. And don’t forget to get regular trims to remove fuzzy split ends.
Hair colour this Summer
Now that we’ve thawed out from Winter, the forecast for Summer 2022 hair colour is looking especially bright, warm and glossy. Warmth and gloss in hair colour creates a sparkle, which is something all of us have been yearning for.
There is nothing like a fresh set of highlights to add extra pop to your Summer look. The sun is out longer in the warmer months, which means that it reflects brighter on your hair and skin. And we think that’s pretty hot!