Personal upkeep is no joke. I’ve been at the studio for just about two months, and already we’ve tackled hand care, body exfoliation, summer makeup, and just last week Garance talked about the things we all think about when we’re locked in a (small) bathroom alone… Today, we’re talking HAIR. Not the hair on your legs, or around your bikini line. Not even the hair on your arms, or under them, but the hair on your head. Arguably the most important kind of hair, but that’s up for interpretation.
Regardless of what type of climate you live in, there are seasonal changes that your hair regime requires. I’ve enlisted our friends at The Drawing Room to help by giving me the lowdown on summer hair care for all types.
Because we already have summer bodies, summer skin, and summer activities to worry about, we may as well have good hair too.
When you think about haircare, you realize that it needs the same tender loving care as your skin. One of the most important aspects of maintaining healthy hair during the summer is to do exactly that – maintain it. This means regular trips to the salon (or your friend’s house) for a trim, ideally every 6-8 weeks. After that, consistent moisturizing will help keep your hair healthy – switch out the Nivea for a deep conditioner for this part…
For Short Hair: If you ask G, she might say bobby pins are the most important tool! But truly (in addition to clips and pins), the best tip for well-kept short hair in the hot and humid summer months is a good styling cream that will add weight and keep your short hair intact.
For Straight Hair: To achieve #volumegoals, towel dry your hair and then tap into the magic of a sea salt spray. Use your fingers to scrunch your hair and then let it air dry. If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, you can add a root-lifting spray before blow drying. On top of keeping your hair healthy, taking advantage of summer elements like salt water allows you to seasonally switch up your texture.
For Curly Hair: While brushing out your curls may not be the first thing that comes to mind, doing so (even just at night!) helps detangle, keeping it healthy and strong. Once the knots are gone, use a frizz control treatment to help tackle humidity. Use as much moisture and as little heat as possible for happy strands.
Regardless of your type of hair, there are things we all should be doing (as well as things we should be avoiding at all costs) to keep our hair in the best shape:
If you’re going swimming: Apply a color protecting tonic before & wash and condition with moisturizing products after
If you’re getting home from the beach: Use a deep conditioning treatment while you bathe the sand out of all of your crevices (I know I’m not the only one). In fact, do a deep conditioning treatment biweekly, focusing on the ends.
If you’re thinking about an at home dye job: DON’T.
If you’re going to bed: Detangle your hair first to remove knots and prevent breakage, also skip the bun and sleep with your hair loose if possible.
Like the summer season, hair care should be fun, experimental, and low stress. Just don’t break any of these rules, and if you do, seek professional advice immediately ;)