It’s summer! But who didn’t know that already? If the sweltering heat didn’t give it away, I don’t know what will.
Anyway, with the heat comes one dreaded word: damage. Skin damage, hair damage, and scalp damage.
When you think about it, our hair gets affected the same way as our skin does. It gets dry, itchy and sunburned. And not to mention when you go for a dip in the pool, the chlorine strips your hair and scalp of its natural oils. Then, you lay out in the sun to dry off, causing even further damage from harsh sun rays.
To prevent harmful UV and chlorine damage, follow this simple formula for a protective routine to use next time you visit the pool or spend the day outside.
- Wet your hair with water. It’s best to avoid tap water as some contain hard water that ultimately dries your hair (and skin) out.
- Apply a treatment mist formulated to treat either dry hair/scalp or one specifically made to protect against sun rays and/or chlorine.
- (optional) Use an oil treatment to add moisture back into your scalp and hair. Leave it in for awhile or overnight for its full effect. This is best used either after you wash off all the chlorine from the pool or if you’ve been out all day, use it when you’re home relaxing.
Simple, right? An easy two-step process to use before you leave the house almost every day. Not only does it help your tresses look their best, but it’s also good practice to have because it’ll eventually fall into a routine to continuously treat your hair with good-for-it products.
When those record-high summer days arrive, you’ll be prepared while everyone else is worrying about the heat. So why not share this post with your friends and family? They’ll be thankful and see how awesome you are.
Shown in picture: WEN by Chaz Dean Six Thirteen Replenishing Treatment Mist which is one of my personal favorites.
+ How do you protect your hair during the summer? Let me know in the comments!