Memorial Day weekend is just days away and as the kick-off to summer it beckons road trips, cookouts, taking that first dip into the pool, and more. However, the sizzle of early summer sun, heat and humidity can seriously harm your hair. But wait, no sweat! We’re here to tell you how to handle it and keep your locks looking healthy and strong from Friday to Monday (and all summer long).
Frizz Fighting – Strong, healthy hair in top condition is your best defense against dreaded summer frizz, which means keeping your hair and scalp super clean, followed by an adhered-to moisturizing regimen. Renessence Follicle Forever Strengthening Shampoo is a gentle cleanser that removes harmful scalp debris (dead cells, oil, sebum and product buildup) while our Thickening Conditioner delivers essential nutrients to the hair for superior volume, shine and manageability.
No Pulling – It’s a weekend no-brainer to grab a band and pull your hair back into a ponytail or pile it on top of your head. And whether a sexy tousled topknot that looks like you just stepped off the beach, or a sleek, chic, high ponytail, it’s also one of the easiest looks to pull off in warm weather. But, there’s a catch: pulling your hair back or up can cause damage. Avoid making it super tight, and never when wet, as this stretched and pulls the hair shaft, causing breakage, and in extreme cases, permanent hair loss known as traction alopecia. (Prevent the loss with our anti-thinning Follicle Forever Renewal Serum.)
Embrace the Waves – Women, men, long hair or short, banish the bad-for-your-hair styling tools and embrace your natural waves (pretty much all of us have some wave in our hair). Hot flatirons, thick gels and pomades, and stiffening sprays should be left alone in warmer weather for a natural, healthier-looking hair. And air-drying is great for hair and scalp health, and the carefree, sexy results are always a top summer trend.
Cover Up – When outside a considerable amount of time this holiday weekend, we recommend covering your head completely ito protect your hair and scalp from damaging UV rays. There are an array of option, from the classic canvas bucket, a lightweight, straw fedora, to the couldn’t be simpler baseball cap. We guarantee you’ll look (and stay) cool while beating the heat and rewarding your hair with a much-needed break from the sizzle.