We’re now in what is typically the hottest time of the year and it’s important to remember to stay hydrated, use skincare products with SPF at all times, and wear lightweight clothing. This same regimen should also apply to your hair, as simmering days with lots of heat and humidity can do some crazy damage. Here are our hottest hacks to prevent, and combat, heat ravaged hair.
Hydrate your hair.
This should be the case particularly if your hair is fine and thin, as your strands can get greasy-looking super fast, especially on a hot summer day. Sebum produced on the scalp can rapidly travel down the hair shaft, giving an overall oily appearance in a flash once sun and humidity take hold. Use a gentle shampoo free of parabens and harsh sulfates such as our Follicle Forever® Strengthening Shampoo, which removes harmful debris – dead cells, oil, sebum, and product buildup – clearing the path for hair that looks healthier, stronger and thicker.
Moisturize and protect.
Intense summer UVA and UVB rays seriously dry out and damage your hair, so using a good conditioner is critically important. Why? Because a conditioner that does its job will seal moisture in the cuticles to ensure summer heat doesn’t totally fry out and break dry, brittle hair. Renessence Follicle Forever® Thickening Conditioner is a volumizing moisturizer that renews damaged hair as it restores shine and manageability, no matter the season. For added SPF hair protection we recommend finishing products such as UV-shielding sprays.
Lose the bulk.
There’s never a better time to cut your hair than summer. And whether you’re into a statement-making crop – it is all the rage – a tousled bob or long, loose layers, you’ll feel and look instantly refreshed. Fellas who typically go short know the feeling, but for the guys who’ve grown it out – also a major trend – keep it healthy with a regular trim. That goes for everyone because no matter hair length, a trim eliminates broken, split ends. Left un-snipped split ends can cause extensive damage as they travel upward and can cause fallout at the root. Whatever your choice of cut, remember to renew your hair, no matter your gender, age or ethnicity with our anti-aging, anti-thinning Follicle Forever® Renewal Serum.