Last summer, MyCuts wrote a blog post surrounding "Summer Hair Care Tips" that we felt were important for keeping your hair as healthy as possible during the warmer months. Now, it’s that time of year again and summer is in full swing! We thought this would be the perfect time to introduce you to a few summer hair care tips for 2021 that you may not have known about.
Summer is the season of natural hair and knowing how to keep your hair at its healthiest and most vibrant is essential. This article will provide a few more summer hair care tips that we didn’t introduce in our last post. With these tips, you can learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity as you take on all of summer’s adventures!
1. Reduce the Heat
In the summertime, it’s essential that you reduce heat damage as much as possible. For this reason, we highly recommend minimizing your use of the hair dryer. During the summer, your hair is already exposed to heat on a daily basis. Additionally, thanks to the warmer temperatures, your hair will probably air-dry fairly quickly. Give the hair dryer a break and let the warm summer air do the drying for you! You should also do your part to avoid flat-irons too, as they will only damage your hair even more. Keep things as natural as possible this summer- your hair will thank you!
2. Keep Your Hair Conditioned the Healthy Way
For a quick, natural approach to conditioner that is great for your hair in the summer, we recommend concocting an all-natural conditioner. Simply use apple cider vinegar in diluted water, along with some coconut oil or shea butter to smooth and moisturize your locks. Best of all, this oil will even introduce some shine that will leave you looking radiant in the summer sun! Try using this all-natural conditioning once per week to give your hair that moisture it’s looking for!
3. Avoid UV Protection Shampoos, Use Sunscreen
You may have heard of some shampoos containing UV protection and may have thought that this is a perfect option for summer. Unfortunately, these types of shampoos are often chemical-laden and can actually end up damaging your hair in the long run. Instead of using UV protection shampoos, simply run your hands lightly through your hair after applying sunscreen to your body. This will give your hair some added protection from the sun’s rays without all of the unnecessary and damaging chemicals!
4. Use Sea Salt Spray to Get That Beachy Look
Are you obsessed with the wavy, beachy look but won’t be near the ocean anytime soon? No problem! One blogger recommends using this homemade sea salt spray, which is made using 1 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp coconut oil mixed with water. Put this concoction in a small spray bottle and simply spray it onto your hair. Next, do a bit of scrunching to get that beautiful wavy beach look. Best of all, the coconut oil will counteract the dryness of the salt, keeping your hair beautifully moisturized all day long.
5. Use a Wide-Tooth Comb
Finally, we highly recommend avoiding pulling a brush through your hair when it’s wet as this leaves it more susceptible to breaking. When you return home from a trip to the beach or a day by the pool, use a wide-tooth comb instead as they are the most gentle alternative. Wide-tooth combs are the best of the best when it comes to untangling hair after a day spent by the sea. So avoid using a conventional brush and opt for a wide-tooth comb to avoid breakage! That’s one of the best ways to keep your hair stunning and healthy this summer.
Get Your New Summer Style By Booking an Appointment With the MyCuts App!
Now that you know a few more of the best ways to care for your hair this summer season, we’d suggest you check out last year’s post for even more great summer hair care tips. Looking to change up your look this summer by taking a trip to your local hair salon? It can be a hassle booking an appointment with your hair salon if they aren’t using a salon appointment app, especially during busy summer months. Luckily, the MyCuts app makes it easier than ever before!