While we love spending endless days lounging by the pool or at the beach, we all know how heat and humidity can be detrimental to our hair.
The sun’s overpowering rays can easily dry up our hair, causing uncontrollable frizz and breakage. To avoid the damage, get into the habit of “summer proofing” your hair.
As you begin to partake in your summer endeavors, take a moment to brush up on some essential summer hair care tips to protect your hair.
Summer Hair Care Tip #1: Avoid swimmer’s hair damage.
The salt content in seawater draws water out of the hair and skin, while chlorine strips the hair of its natural protective oils. Prep your hair before and after taking a swim to protect against chlorine and salt water damage.
PRO TIP: Use Oway Sunway Sun Protective Elixir before heading out to shield the hair from the damaging effects of the sun, salt and chlorine. Then use Oway Sunway Hair Bath and Mask to remove any traces of salt and sunscreen.
Biodynamic Green Anise in the Oway Sunway line is an all-natural UV protectant that’s great for preventing color fading and dryness. The Green Anise also acts as a filter, which help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals.
Summer Hair Care Tip #2: Protect your color.
Wondering why your hair color fades so fast? Frequent sun exposure is probably to blame! Make your hair color last longer by wearing a hat or scarf for sun protection and using a sunscreen spray like Oway Color Protection Veil. Made with Amino Acids, Sodium PCA, Arginine and African Fire Tulip Tree, this spray helps retail color pigments and vibrance in the hair.
Hair scarves also act as damage control for the hair. They keep the hair in place during visits to the beach, where wind from the sea can result in terrible tangles (that you’ll no doubt vigorously brush out on the way to your next summer activity, resulting in further damage and breakage).
Summer Hair Care Tip #3: Resist the heat.
Give your hair a break and embrace your natural locks. If ever you decide to use heat, be sure to spray some heat protection, like Oway Thermal Protector.
Summer Hair Care Tip #4: Get a trim.
Split ends are at an all time high during the summer due to overexposure to the sun, wind, and heat. To get rid of split ends, trim the ends regular so the hair remains fresh and healthy.
PRO TIP: When applying heat, be sure to apply Oway Nurturing Drops to protect and hydrate the hair. The Organic Black Quinoa and Ethical Marula Oil in the formula help strengthen the cuticle, preventing further damage.
Summer Hair Care Tip #5: Eliminate Mean Green Pool Hair
Everyday exposure to chlorinated swimming pools can be very damaging to your hair. Although it can happen to anyone, men and women with shades of natural or colored blonde are prone to chlorine damage and discoloration. If you’re a frequent swimmer or have very blonde hair, we suggest going even further with your summer hair care. Invest in a non-toxic purple shampoo. Try Oway Silver Steel Hair Bath to cleanse the hair of impurities and eliminate brassy tones.
Summer Hair Care Tip #6: Keep your hair hydrated.
Summer hair ailments like dryness and split-ends can be helped with the inclusion of deep conditioning treatments in your summer hair regimen.
Cleanse, protect, and moisturize your hair with deep conditioning masks and treatments. Oway’s Moisturizing Mask is a perfect daily conditioner to give the hair a shot of moisture.