The summer months are hot and intense, so many people are planning now to ensure their hair care routine is up to snuff. One of the best ways to bolster your hair care routine is to ensure you have the right products in your arsenal. If you want to know which products you definitely need for the summer, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll share the summer hair care essentials you need for the season. Let’s get right into it!
Sunscreen for Hair
When summer rolls around, you probably slather on sunscreen to protect your skin. Well, your hair needs sun protection too! When exposed to the sun’s UV rays, the hair’s structure dries out and breaks down. That’s not good for anyone’s hair growth goals. The sun can also burn and irritate your scalp and fade your hair color.
So, ensure that you’ve always got some hair sunscreen in your bag. It’s a product that’s specifically formulated to protect your strands from the sun’s most harmful effects. Depending on the formula, it’ll block a portion of the sun’s rays, so you can enjoy fun in the sun without worrying about the health and appearance of your hair and scalp.
Use your hair sunscreen any time you’ll be outside in the sun.
Most know that you need shampoo and conditioner for any healthy hair regimen. But did you know that leave-in conditioner can negatively affect your hair’s hydration levels in the summer? The best leave-in conditioners contain a combination of hydrators, humectants, silicones, and more to nourish your strands and protect them from the outside environment.
To use a leave-in conditioner, spritz it into your hair, smooth it through, and then go on with your day! Use it as often as you want.
Hydrating Hair Masks
The summer is not only hot, but in many places, it’s also dry. And this can do a number on your hair by making it more prone to dryness and the problems that come along with it. To stave off dryness and promote healthy hair growth, add a hydrating hair mask to your hair product stash. It’ll penetrate the hair shaft and inject various goodies into the hair, including fatty alcohols, oils, vitamins, and sometimes proteins. You don’t want to leave all that goodness on the table.
It’s not enough to use a hydrating mask here and there; to get the most out of your hair masks, you must use them correctly. Be sure to look at the instructions on your specific hair mask and follow them to a T. Use your hair mask as needed, no more than twice a week.
So, there you have it - 3 summer hair care essentials you need to help your hair thrive. If you don’t have one or more of these items, be sure to pick them up in time for the summer. We hope you found all the information you needed in this article, and we wish you the best with your hair.
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.