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Summer Hair Care Tips: How to Protect Your Hair from Sun and Chlorine

By June 7, 2024About, Brands, Products

Summer Hair Care Tips: How to Protect Your Hair from Sun and Chlorine

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it can also be tough on your hair. The combination of sun exposure, chlorine from pools, and saltwater from the ocean can leave your hair dry, brittle, and damaged. At Studio Be Salon, we believe in keeping your hair healthy and vibrant all year round. Here are some essential tips and treatments to help protect your hair during the summer months.

1. Shield Your Hair from the Sun

Just as you protect your skin from harmful UV rays, your hair needs protection too. Prolonged sun exposure can weaken hair strands and fade color. To shield your hair, wear a wide-brimmed hat or use a UV-protectant spray. We recommend R+Co Sun Catcher, available at Studio Be Salon, which provides a protective barrier against UV rays while nourishing your hair. Some of our favorite key ingredients in this product are: 

Vitamin C | rich in antioxidants to help protect hair from environmental aggressors.

Hyaluronic Acid | attracts + locks-in water molecules for nourished + hydrated hair.

Vegetable Collagen | a vegan protein high in amino acids to fortify + strengthen hair.

Coconut Oil | penetrates the hair shaft to soften + moisturize while helping to prevent breakage.

2. Rinse and Condition Before and After Swimming

Chlorine and saltwater can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and damage. Before swimming, rinse your hair with fresh water to reduce the amount of chlorine or saltwater your hair absorbs. After swimming, rinse your hair again and apply a deep conditioner. Our Oribe Signature Moisture Masque deep conditioner is perfect for replenishing moisture and restoring softness to your hair.

3. Hydrate Your Hair Regularly

Keeping your hair hydrated is crucial during the summer. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like R+Co Bleu De Lexure Reparative Set to maintain your hair’s moisture balance. Additionally, incorporate a weekly hair mask into your routine. The Sleep Masque Night Repair Serum repairs parched, damaged hair while you sleep. Green caviar, an algae rich in oligoelements, vitamins and minerals, helps nourish, rebuild, and revitalize hair, leaving it shiny, smooth, healthy and strong.

4. Avoid Excessive Heat Styling

Summer is the perfect time to embrace your natural hair texture. Excessive heat styling can further dry out and damage your hair. If you must use heat tools, apply a heat protectant spray first. Paul Mitchell’s Hot Off The Press Thermal Protection Spray is designed to shield your hair from high temperatures, reducing the risk of damage. 


5. Regular Trims and Treatments

Regular trims help keep your hair healthy by removing split ends and preventing further damage. Visit Studio Be Salon for a fresh trim and consider scheduling a professional hair treatment. Our Refuge Hydrate + Balance system replenishes much needed moisture to fight frizz, boost shine, mend split ends, protect your hair against UV and pollution. It is specifically designed to repair and revitalize hair, making it an ideal choice for summer hair care.

 

6. Install a Filtered Showerhead

A filtered showerhead can significantly improve your hair health by removing impurities such as chlorine, heavy metals, and other chemicals commonly found in tap water. These contaminants can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and damage. By using a filtered showerhead, you ensure that your hair is exposed to cleaner, softer water, which can help maintain its moisture balance and overall health. This simple addition to your hair care routine can result in softer, shinier, and more manageable hair. A filter like the AquaBliss High Output Revitalizing Shower Filter  is designed to reduce chlorine and other harmful chemicals, making it an excellent choice for enhancing your hair care routine. Incorporating a filtered showerhead into your daily routine is a simple yet effective way to protect and enhance your hair’s health, especially during the summer when chlorine exposure from pools is more frequent.

7. Stay Hydrated and Eat Healthy

Remember, healthy hair starts from within. Drink plenty of water and maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and walnuts, can promote hair health and shine.

By following these tips and using the right products and treatments, you can enjoy all the summer activities you love while keeping your hair looking its best. At Studio Be Salon, we’re here to help you achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy hair throughout the year. Visit us in Fort Collins, Loveland and Boulder to get summer hair ready. 

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