Summertime is amazing for lots of reasons: outdoor parties, barbeques and sunbathing in parks. But one thing that doesn’t rock in the summer months? The damage it can do to your hair. Even though your locks may look fantastic—with natural highlights and the effortless style of air-dried, beachy waves— there are factors working against your tresses. So what’s wreaking havoc with your hair?
Increased exposure to UV rays: Sun exposure draws the moisture out of your hair, causing dryness and frizz and changing its structure. What's worse, sun exposure breaks down the pigment in your hair that acts as a filter from light radiation—making it harder for your hair to ward off damaging UV rays.
Humidity: Your hair’s enemy for styling reasons and because too much moisture in the air can actually make hair feel dry, coarse and brittle.
Swimming: Frequent dips in chlorinated pools and salt water means your hair is exposed to damaging elements. The salt, copper and algaecides found in pool water are harsh on the gentle protein makeup of your hair and can even cause discolouration.
DIY hair hacks: Home-made remedies to lighten hair and bring out summer streaks, including squeezing lemon juice on your locks, can lead to bleaching and dryness.
The result of all of this? Decreasing your hair’s natural shine, strength and resilience. But fear not! We’re here to provide some tips to minimize the damaging effects of summer, and to repair the dryness our favorite season has caused to your hair