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Added April 10, 2014

How to Take Care of Your Summer Hair

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The sun is out, temperatures are up and you’re out of school! What could be better?! Summer is a great time to relax and spend your days outdoors. We all know it’s important to protect your body and skin from the summer sun. However, did you know that you also need to take special care of your hair in the summer, too?

 

Protect your hair against summer heat, and keep it healthy and strong with these tips!

 

1. Protect Your Hair from the Sun

In addition to your skin and scalp being at risk for sunburn in the summer sun, did you know your hair could get sunburned, too? Protect your locks by wearing a scarf, hat or cap when you're out in the sun for a long period of time. Just make sure it's not so tight that it restricts the circulation in your scalp!

 

 

2. Prep Your Hair Before Swimming

Salt water and the chemicals used in pools can be damaging to your hair. It’s important to be gentle to your hair during the summer and prepare it for exposure to these situations. Simply rinse your hair with water before and after swimming to help protect it. Also consider braiding your hair or using a swim cap to keep it from getting tangled.

 

3. Hydrate

Just like the rest of your body, staying hydrated is especially important in the summertime; it’s also necessary for healthy hair. Try to drink at least eight to 10 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day and even more if you’re active outside during this time of year.

 

4. Add Moisture

Summer is a great opportunity to use a leave-in conditioner. It adds moisture to your hair, just like lotion does for dry skin. It also can dramatically reduce frizz and help define curly hair.

 

5. Air-Dry Your Hair

Because of the summer heat, anything that could further damage your hair is a no-no, including blow dryers. Let your hair air-dry and flaunt your natural waves. Cut down on the flat iron or curling iron as much as possible.

 

6. Use Gentle Accessories

Since your hair is already vulnerable from the elements of the heat, take special care of it and use hair accessories that won’t damage your ’do further. Good ones are ponytail holders without metal closures, barrettes with smooth edges and clasps, and fabric headbands that move with your hair.

 

7. Donate for a Good Cause

Whether you’ve noticed it or not, your hair grows faster during the warmer months. Take good care of it and do good at the end of summer by cutting and donating your hair for a good cause.

 

Consider Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program for a way to support others with your hair donation. It’s a joint effort between Pantene and the American Cancer Society in which Pantene donates money to turn hair that has been cut into real-hair wigs for female cancer patients around the country. Eight inches of untreated hair (not bleached or dyed) is all you need to make a donation.

 

Taking care of your hair in the summer is easy, and with these tips you will be on your way to having beautiful locks no matter what.

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Yelena Zaltana
Yelena Zaltana
Posted May 09, 2013
Thanks :D I am trying to grow my hair out :P so this is all good to know.
SafiyaBryan
SafiyaBryan
Posted April 10, 2013
very helpful
onedirection<3Harry<3
onedirection<3Harry<3
Posted August 20, 2012
this is helpful my hair is all dry and bad
Loverachel1008
Loverachel1008
Posted August 16, 2012
very helpful
SweetCheaks135
SweetCheaks135
Posted August 28, 2012
Very Helpfull :D
Tru2U
Tru2U
Posted August 09, 2012
This is really helpful. My hair is softer and longer now!!!!
XxHoloxX
XxHoloxX
Posted August 02, 2012
good to kno rii i have coarse hair.
FreshTillDeath27
FreshTillDeath27
Posted July 23, 2012
OMG so much help
lovedance101
lovedance101
Posted July 30, 2012
This really helped, I am not the best when it comes to my hair during the summer or when I come out of the pool or ocean.
Rayrayt101
Rayrayt101
Posted July 23, 2012
ya im glad i read this article because i do blow dry my hair with a hair dryer every day
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