If you have either dyed or natural red hair, you’re likely well aware of just how harsh the summer months can be on your fiery locks. Summertime is the busiest time at hair salons all across the country because the summer elements are known to take a toll on vibrantly coloured hair. Here are a couple of simple tips that can help you protect and nourish your red hair this summer!
- Protect Your Locks – We all know that too much sun can fade and strip the colour off of your hair strands. This is why it’s incredibly important to protect your do if you will be out in the sun for a prolonged period of time. You may want to wear a cute hat if possible or at least coat your strands with a quality leave-in conditioner that has a high SPF. There are also all kinds of spray sunscreens designed especially for your hair that won’t make it sticky or greasy.
- Co-Wash – Over washing your hair can dry it out making it look brittle and lifeless. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is by co-washing your hair. Co-washing is a simple washing method that involves ditching shampoo and only using conditioner to wash your hair. With this method you can even wash your hair every day if you want to because you won’t be stripping your hair of any essential oils. If you feel that you need to freshen up your roots between washes, you may want to invest in a reputable dry shampoo. You could also look at washing your hair with a sulphate-free shampoo between washes to prevent your hair colour from fading.
- Condition – To avoid your hair from being stripped of moisture from sea or pool water this summer, it’s recommended you regularly condition your lock. You should be frequently deep conditioning your hair with a thick mask at least every other week. Also, don’t forget to apply a light leave-in conditioner after washing your hair to lock in moisture. If your hair is usually a frizzy mess, you may want to use products that are made specifically for use in humid tropical locales. For examples, Dominican hair products work great at taming frizz and keeping your hair under control.
- Treat Damaged Hair – If your hair is extra damaged, it’s best to use hair products that contain a nourishing ingredient known as ceramides. This particular ingredient is best defined as a waxy lipid molecule that coats the strands of your hair to lock in moisture for deep conditioning. As a matter of fact, if you ever take a look at the ingredient list of deep conditioners, you’ll probably notice that most of them contain a generous amount of ceramides.
As you can see, taking care of your hair during the summer doesn’t have to be difficult at all. Hopefully these little tips have given you a better idea of what you can do to protect your red hair this summer!