Sun, salt, and chlorine are the essential elements of summer fun that can wreak havoc on your hair. With proper precautions, however, your hair can stay perfectly moisturized and protected all summer long. That’s why the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE would like to provide you with the following list of hair care tips for maintaining healthy summer hair.
Add Color Preserving Treatments to Your Haircolor Service
The harsh, summer elements can cause your haircolor to fade faster than normal. At your next visit to unDONE, make sure to request a color preserving treatment to extend the life of your haircolor. Our Boise hair salon stylists can also recommend products like Gem Lites & Viral Colorwash that you can use at home to help protect and maintain your haircolor.
Use Products with UV Protection
When out and about in the summer sun, you know it’s important to protect your skin with sunscreen. But what about your hair? What many people don’t realize is that the sun can damage your hair just as much as it can your skin. Sun damage can cause extreme color and texture changes, not to mention split ends and uncontrollable frizz. The best way to avoid this and protect your hair is to talk with your Boise hair salon stylist about what UV protection products they would recommend you use.
Wear Hair in Simple Braids & Gentle Up-Dos
Summer hairstyles call for simple braids and gentle up-dos. Not only will these styles save you time but they will protect your hair from excessive sweat (that contains natural amounts of ammonia and salt that dry out your hair) and unwanted UV damage. The best part? Don’t worry about your style being perfect, especially if you’re pool side. The laid back nature of these summer hairstyles (even messy) embrace the natural elements of summer and look fabulous!
Rinse Your Hair With Fresh Water Before You Jump In The Pool
Before a swim, drench your hair with fresh water. The reason? Your hair acts like a sponge by absorbing the liquids it comes in contact with. When you soak your hair in clean water before jumping in the pool, your hair will absorb less chlorine, resulting in less damage to the shaft.
Use A Deep Conditioning Treatment
To help hydrate your hair and keep it healthy and shiny this summer, use a deep conditioning treatment. While you can purchase a hot oil or deep conditioning treatment at the grocery store, the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE recommend making an appointment for a deep conditioning treatment. Not only will a professional deep conditioning treatment help with dryness, it will also help with annoying summer frizz and knots.
Wear a Hat
Wearing a hat when you’re out and about in the summer sun should become a routine task. Not only will it help prevent your haircolor from fading but it will decrease your exposure to UV damage and the chances of your scalp getting burned. As an added bonus, wearing a hat will help shield your face from those harmful UV rays that cause skin damage!
Make an Appointment at unDONE
Battling the negative effects summer can have on your hair can be tough. That’s why the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE are here to help! Not only can we recommend products and treatments based on your hair type, we can also suggest hairstyles that would be easier for you to manage during the summer.
If you have any questions, feel free to come by the unDONE salon or contact us at (208) 287-2010 to schedule a consultation.