Here Comes the Sun-and I Say It’s Alright…

Summer is just around the corner and with the hot weather comes special precautions that you will want to take to keep your hair looking and behaving its best. Time spent at the beach, in the pool and under the sun can sap your hair of its essential moisture leaving it dry and unmanageable. You can have great looking hair all summer long with just a few simple tricks to keep it moisturized and protected. Your stylist can recommend products to help you keep your hair protected and in its best condition.

Cover Up

Wear a scarf or hat when you are out in the sun. Not only will this protect your hair from the sun’s damaging rays, but it will also protect your skin from burning and premature aging or cancer.

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Use a Heat and Humidity Resistant Products

Humidity and heat can play havoc with your hair. A heat and humidity resistant shampoo and conditioner will protect your hair from frizz. Anastasia says TIGI Bed Head’s Some Like It Hot shampoo and conditioner adds moisture to your hair with a blend of avocado, grape, cucumber and aloe. It also protects your hair from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Leave-in Conditioner

Use a leave-in conditioner every time you shampoo your hair. This is especially true if you like to spend time at the beach or pool. The sun’s rays are amplified near water so be sure to ask your stylist for her recommendations. One product that really helps to keep your hair moisturized and protected is TIGI’s S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray. This product gives your hair an added boost of keratin amino acids and vitamins A & E to keep it strong and healthy.

Get a Trim

Start off the summer with a new do. Have your stylist trim the old dead ends. Get a few layers and fun fringe around your face to keep you cool and looking good. You might even consider a curly perm for wash and go ease. You don’t want to be weighed down by a complicated style this summer. Keep it simple and easy to maintain.

These tips can help you to glide into the summer and onto the fall with great looking and healthy hair. Your stylist can suggest other tips to make your summer hair look its best.

Anastasia is a salon hair stylist in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Out of town appointments welcome.