Protecting Your Hair From The Summer Heat

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When the seasons change, we tend to make various changes within our lives. We switch out our wardrobes and put away our heavy winter coats. While the summer heat is a wonderful change from the cold and harsh winters that New York can experience, the heat can be damaging to our hair. Many times you hear people discussing how the sun can affect your skin, and for good reason. But just as the summer heat and dry air can have harsh effects on your skin, it can also damage your hair. In this blog post, we will be going over some of our favorite tips on how you can protect your hair from the harmful UV rays. Keep reading to learn more! 

Use A Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

In the summer months, it’s so important that you use some type of hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Whether you’re someone who has an extremely dry scalp or an oily scalp, utilizing a hydrating shampoo and conditioner can help revive and bring some life into your hair. If you are worried about using hydrating products due to the fact that your scalp will become more oily, we recommend that you focus your products on the bottom of your hair, from the ear down. Using a scalp massager with your shampoo can also make sure that you’re stimulating your scalp and getting rid of any excess build up or product build up. 

 

Avoid Harsh Coloring Treatments 

Although most of us are wanting to get back into the salon to cover any outgrowth that has happened over the past few months, we recommend that you avoid any harsh color treatments in the summertime. Coloring your hair, especially with bleach, can drastically dry your hair out. With this, and on top of the drying sun, it can leave your hair feeling brittle and lifeless. If you are getting color treatments, make sure that your stylist is using products that are good for your hair. At Angelo David, we only use the best products to ensure the health of your hair and scalp. Learn more about our coloring options by visiting us onsite.

 

Utilize Hats 

Just like you want to protect your face from the harmful UV rays utilizing hats to cover your hair can have the same effect. Whether you’re rocking a baseball hat with your favorite team or lounging by the pool in a large floppy hat, this will help keep your scalp protected, as well as help preserve any color treatments. The sun can lighten your hair, which you may be fine with if you’re a blonde but for darker hair this is something you want to avoid. It also protects your scalp from getting sunburned which can be painful and uncomfortable, especially if your scalp is already dry or flaky. 

 

Slow Down With Heat Styling

We all have select styles that we love on ourselves but it is recommended that you slow down on any heat styling during the summer months. The heat from the environment along with the added heat from your various styling tools can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. Unless you absolutely have to, try air drying your hair and allowing your hair to have its natural texture. Utilize braids and other forms of curling or waving your hair without any heat styling tools. There are so many different ways you can add volume and texture to your hair naturally.

 

Utilize Leave In Products

Oils, nourishing leave in conditioners, and serums are going to be your best friend in the summer. You can use these types of treatments on your hair anytime your hair may feel like it needs some extra love. Olaplex offers some of the best leave in treatments on the market and is one of our favorite brands. Many treatments can be used on dry and wet hair, making them even more versatile. 

 

Keep Up With Routine Hair Care

It’s important to keep up with your normal routine when it comes to your hair in the summer. Even if you’re trying to grow your hair out, getting routine haircuts eliminates any dead and broken ends that may be preventing your hair from growing. It also allows your hair stylist to see how the health of your hair is holding up. They’ll be able to recommend any treatments and products to help keep your hair growing and healthy.

 

Keep your hair healthy this summer with the help of the experienced and knowledgeable hair stylists from Angelo David. Please be aware that our salon is operating in a slightly different style than usual due to the current pandemic. If you are feeling ill or any flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not come visit our salon. In order to protect our stylists and other guests you may be temperature checked and be asked to reschedule your visit to a later date. We want everyone to know that we want to be able to serve everyone, but due to the high risk, we have the right to refuse service. If you’re feeling healthy and not displaying symptoms and feel comfortable visiting our salon upon reopening, we’re happy to help! You will have to follow the set current guidelines and wear a mask during your entire visit. 

Once again, we understand that this time is extremely unknown and has been very scary for everyone. We hope that we can bring some light to your life and help you feel your best. Even if it is something as simple as a hair cut, we understand that this can help you start feeling like yourself again which can make a huge difference. For more information about our procedures, visit our website. If you are ready to schedule your appointment or want to schedule a virtual consultation, please contact us directly! We miss all of our clients dearly, and cannot wait to see you all when we reopen. Thank you for being patient and understanding!