There are few things you love more than spending time living your best life outside in the summer.
Whether you’re sitting on your front porch, hitting the beach with friends, or just tanning in your backyard, you love the feeling of the sun on your face.
The one thing you don’t love about the summer heat?
What it does to your hair.
In this post, we’ll tell you the best ways to banish unmanageable hair, tame frizz, and keep your mane as healthy as possible during the summer months.
Get ready to have beach hair that will perfectly compliment that beach body you’ve been working so hard on.
1. Stop Using Hot Tools
We know — this is a hard one.
But if you want your hair to be healthy and frizz-free, it’s time to put down the hot tools. The summer heat will dry your hair, and giving it a rest from hairdryers and straighteners will help you to avoid breakage.
Want to know what to do with wet hair after the shower?
You can put it into two pigtail braids for a cute summer look (and gorgeous natural waves afterward.) Check out these style tips for a few more quick and easy styles for soaking wet hair.
2. Invest in the Right Products
Especially since you’re giving up on using hot tools for the next few months (which you totally will be, right?) you need to make sure you have awesome products.
The best volumizing shampoo will help your hair to stay strong and will help to keep frizzy hair under control. You may also want to spray in some mousse to give yourself a bit of body and tame flyaways.
Dry shampoo will help to hide greasy hair in-between washes, too.
We also suggest picking up some sun protectant spray. It helps to keep your scalp from getting burned and ensures that your hair won’t be damaged by the harsh rays of the sun.
One product you should definitely skip if you’re dealing with unmanageable hair in the summer?
Sea salt spray.
It may give you killer waves, but it also seriously dries out your hair. Try swapping it out for a leave-in conditioner or even a teaspoon of olive oil instead. It’s a time of year when your hair needs all the moisture it can get!
3. Get a Swimcap
Sure, we all love to take a relaxing summer dip in the pool.
But did you know that all that chlorine exposure can do serious damage to your hair?
The best thing that you can do to keep your hair from turning green and breaking off when you go for a swim is to toss on a swimming cap, or just keep your hair out of the water.
However, if you just can’t stand the thought of a swimming cap, there are a few other options.
Try rinsing your hair with tap water — no shampoo or other products — before you get in the pool. This makes your hair absorb much less chlorine than usual. Additionally, as soon as you get back inside, use a mix of equal parts water and apple cider vinegar on your hair.
It’s just one more way to keep chlorine at bay.
4. Fight Frizz With Your Own Natural Spray
Dry frizzy hair is everyone’s nightmare, especially in the summer months.
Luckily, you don’t have to invest in pricey treatments to keep the consequences of humidity at bay. Instead, mix equal parts argan oil and water (purified water is best here) in a spray bottle.
Spray it on damp hair, and you’re ready to fight frizz.
Another, faster trick for preventing frizzy hair?
Spray a bit of hairspray on your hairbrush, and comb it through your hair before you head out for the day.
5. Don’t Wash Your Hair as Often
We get that this tip may not be possible for everyone (especially if you’re a fitness fanatic.)
However, during the summer season, do what you can to wash your hair less often than usual. Dealing with frizzy hair after a shower is a nightmare, and often, it doesn’t completely go away until after you wash it.
Plus, overwashing your hair strips it of its natural oils and chemicals. Because it doesn’t “self-clean” as well, overwashed hair actually gets dirty pretty quickly.
When you’re not washing your hair completely, rinse the ends out with cold water to lock in moisture.
Need an awesome DIY trick for making sure you look (and smell) your best in between your wash days?
Grab some coconut water and a lemon. Mix about three tablespoons of the coconut water in with the juice from the entire lemon. If you want, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, but we like the lemon scent on its own.
Spray the mixture on your head, and leave it in for five minutes. Then, wash with cold water.
Try it once a week.
Beat Unmanageable Hair in the Summer with These Tips
We hope this post has helped you to feel ready to take on unmanageable hair in the summer time.
Looking for more hair care tips? Need advice on how to pack the perfect wardrobe for your next beach trip? Want to know how to take care of your skin after a day in the sun?
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