Summer Hair Tips



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Summer can be one of the toughest seasons on hair.  The pool, the beach, and warm temperatures are fabulous for relaxing, but they can wreak havoc on your highlights, your hair color, and your hair's general health.   More than any other season of the year, your hair will need extra care and conditioning to stay moisturized and healthy.   Where do you start?  Begin with some basic steps that will keep your color from fading, protect your locks from chlorine damage, and add a super dose of hydration.   Follow our 5 BEST TIPS FOR SUMMER HAIR, and your tresses will stay gorgeous all summer long! 

If you plan to spend time at the pool, your hair will need a little extra TLC. Whether you lounge on a float or swim laps for exercise, the high levels of chlorine in the water can leave your hair feeling dry and stripped of moisture. How do you remove the chlorine build-up? One of the best options is to use a chelating or clarifying shampoo. A chelating shampoo is designed to remove chlorine build-up, residue from styling products, and also copper, iron and hard water minerals. Color Wow Dream Filter Pre-Shampoo Mineral Remover works like a magnet in under three minutes to extract color-distorting elements found tap & well water, chlorine from swimming pools & jacuzzi's, metals that intefere with color processing, and minerals that leave a dulling film on your hair. You simply spray this lightweight product on, leave for 3-5 minutes, rinse off and then shampoo/condition with Color Wow Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner.


Hydration is key during the summer, not only for healthy skin but also for healthy hair. Intense heat and sun exposure can drain precious moisture from your hair causing it to feel crunchy and dry. Add moisture back into your hair with a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. All Soft is a great product line from Redken that will gently cleanse and remove impurities from your hair while keeping it moisturized and luxuriously soft at the same time. Finish your shampoo and conditioning routine with a cool water rinse to seal the hair cuticle and help promote shine.

In addition to a gentle moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, a leave-in conditioner is also an excellent option. Leave-in conditioners are perfect for daily use, but especially before you hit the pool, the water park, or the beach. Color Wow Dream Coat is a delightful, light-weight conditioner that can be used as a leave-in treatment that leaves hair soft & manageable, regardless if hair has a curly texture or straight.

Also, during the summer months, schedule a deep conditioning treatment such as Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner from Crowning Glory Salon in Woodstock. This intense deep conditioning formula provides exceptional shine, damage repair, softness and moisture to your hair.  

Just as it can fade fabric and drapery, the sun can also fade your hair color. If your hair has been color-treated, take steps to protect it from fading. Wear a hat or scarf if you plan to spend long hours outside,  and try a shampoo and conditioner such as Redken Color Extend which is specifically formulated to aid in protecting hair color from fading.

Another option is Redken's new Color Extend Sun, a product line that protects highlights, safeguards color and replenishes sun-stressed strands. Color Extend Sun is a perfect complement to Redken's Color Extend. It's great for daily use during the summer or for any time of year when you travel to warm, sun-drenched climates.


Be diligent about getting your hair trimmed. Since summer sun can rob moisture from your hair, try to visit the hair salon every 4-6 weeks during the summer months. A quick trim will keep your ends from becoming frayed and split, which will keep your hair healthy and manageable. 



Summer is the perfect time to go for a less formal style and "let your hair down" so to speak. Take a break from heat styling and alcohol-based styling products and hair sprays, as these things can contribute to dry hair and hair damage during months when outdoor temperatures run high. Let your hair air dry naturally as often as possible. 

For fun summer hair styles, choose soft side braids, loose waves, or tousled looks. You can get a fabulous "beach" look by gently arranging your hair into a bun while it is damp and then, when dry, take your hair down and gently separate with your fingers for a style that looks like you've stepped off the beach.





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