Taking care of your hair this summer

Summertime in North Carolina is a beautiful thing- long days outdoors full of fun in the sun, lush greenery, and fresh local fruits and veggies.

But when it comes to your hair, summertime sunshine can be anything but beautiful.

Harmful UV rays, chlorine, and salt water can strip hair of melanin, resulting in the loss of color and overall health, leaving it dry, brittle, and brassy. Nobody wants that!

Fortunately, there are simple and easy steps you can take this summer, and year-round, to keep your hair and color as healthy as possible.

Below are some tips to help you protect your hair this summer season:

#1: The biggest mistake you can make is over-exposure to the sun. Whether you're out gardening in your yard or vacationing by the water, you should always wear a hat (or even a scarf) to cover up your hair as much as possible. 

Tip #2: Treat your hair like you would treat your skin! SPF and products with UV protection are essential and an absolute must when it comes to preventing sun damage. Many of the products we carry have effective sun-protecting qualities and ingredients. After a day in the sun, you'll notice your hair's color remains true and vibrant, without any coarse or frizzy texture.

 

Bumble and bumble carries an extensive collection of UV styling and leave in products. However, their Hairdresser's Invisible Oil line not only has UV protectants, but 6 natural lightweight oils to keep your hair soft, smooth, and protected this season. 

 

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Tip 3 :Are you noticing your hair feels coarse, dry, and dirty during the summer? Is the time spent at the pool taking a toll on your hair's health and color? We are a proud carrier of the Malibu treatment- crafted to remove all build-up and damage your hair may receive from sun exposure and chlorine. 

At-home treatments can be done frequently and are a sure way to keep your tresses healthy. But a professional strength in-salon treatment will work wonders in prolonging your color or restoring strength to your hair. We offer a variety of Goldwell treatments suited specifically to protecting your color, preventing frizz in the humidity, or restoring damaged hair back to a healthy condition.