The warm, sunny days of summer can be a mixed blessing. Sure, you have great weather for all sorts of outdoor activities, but chances are that you also have heaps of humidity that make you want to just get a buzz cut rather than deal with your frizzy hair…again. Not to worry. Here are some at home tips to help you tame that mane for summer.
The sun’s UV rays can make hair extra fragile, so try to cut back on the shampooing. When you do choose to ‘poo, flip around your routine. Condition your hair from mid-strand to the ends first, and then apply shampoo just to the roots. Some suds will trickle down, but the pre-conditioner treatment will help lock in moisture. Follow up with a leave-in conditioner if your hair is really feeling the heat. Hydrated hair means you’ll have less chance of being frizzed out.
If you’ve found the perfect color for summer but are worried about fading, try an at-home gloss treatment about once a month. Choose a clear one for lots of shine or a tinted one to amp up your color. A gloss will enclose each hair in a protective coating that will also help your hair stay smooth and less prone to frizzing while keeping your color fresh for longer.
Sometimes you may need even more help to stop the frizz. Talk to your stylist about adding layers to your style. They’ll help distribute the weight of your hair so each strand flows more naturally. Go easy on the heat treatments, too. Keep your blow dryer further away from your hair, and make sure your hair is completely dry before turning it off. If you stop too soon, even a little bit of leftover dampness can make it spring into action.
Of course, if this all seems like just too much to think about, come see us. The highly trained team of professionals here at the Richard Nicholas Hair Studio can help you with styling advice and services to keep you looking and feeling your best. We’ve been helping our clients tap into their own sense of independence since 1971. If you have any questions or want to get a new look for spring, give us a call at (215) 567-4790 or visit us at 1716 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.