5 Essential Summer Hair Care Tips

Tues, 30 Jun.

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!

The MyCuts app allows hair salon owners to schedule their clients with ease, all while keeping track of inventory! If you are a hair salon owner who is tired of managing busy schedules, running out of your most popular hair care products, and overbooking your hair stylists, then look no further. The MyCuts app is here to take care of all of your worries. View our demo today to learn more about what this revolutionary salon appointment app can do for you! Now that you know 5 of the biggest benefits of using a hair salon appointment app for your business, it’s time to get to know the MyCuts app! With software like MyCuts, the entire hair salon experience is easier for hair salons and their customers alike. Using this revolutionary software, you can offer your customers a convenient way to schedule, all while monitoring your hair appointments right from your mobile device. Want to learn more about the helpful features that MyCuts can offer your business? Check out our demo!

How to Prevent Dry Hair: Tips and Tricks

Tues, 28 Feb.

For those whose hair is feeling dry or brittle, you are far from alone. In fact, the winter season is a time where the hair naturally begins to feel drier and more prone to breakage. Why? Well, the dryness of the winter air, caused by less moisture and low humidity, can contribute to dry hair. That being said, it should be noted that dry hair is a very common problem that is both easily treated and preventable.

The first step to preventing dry hair is knowing just a few healthy hair tips that you can use to ensure that your locks are shinier, healthier, and easier to style all year long. Today, MyCuts will be highlighting some important tips and tricks that you can use to prevent dry hair. By keeping these things in mind, you can work to keep your hair more radiant and beautiful no matter the time of year. Let’s get started!

Know What Causes Dry Hair in the First Place

The first step to preventing dry hair is to know what causes it in the first place. While we’ve already discussed that the winter season is one external factor that impacts dry hair, there are several other factors to consider as well. For one, the air inside of your home may also be dry during the winter months and this can make your hair dry as well.

Another common culprit of dry hair is, believe it or not, hair washing . This is because washing your hair too frequently actually strips away the natural oils produced by your scalp. If you want to prevent dry hair this winter season and beyond, be sure to keep these factors in mind! If you want to cut down on how often you wash your hair, for example, invest in a good dry shampoo that will leave your hair looking freshly washed without stripping away those all-important natural oils.

Rinse Your Hair With Cool or Cold Water

Another hair washing-related tip that you should consider in order to prevent dry hair involves rinsing with cool or cold water. This is because hot water isn’t good for your hair. Apart from stripping away your hair’s natural oils, hot water also dries out the scalp. If you want to keep your hair looking healthy and radiant, always rinse with cool or cold water as this will work to revitalize your hair and leave it looking shiny.

Pay Attention to How You Dry Your Hair

Believe it or not, the way that you dry your hair after a shower or bath also plays an important role in the dryness of your hair. On the days that you wash your hair, we highly recommend using a microfiber towel to dry your hair. Rather than rubbing strands of hair against the fabric (this can cause breakage), scrunch your hair gently to dry it. If you elect to use a hairdryer instead, be sure to wait until your hair is roughly 75 percent dry to use the hairdryer as this will cause less damage to your hair than when drying it soaking wet. Additionally, remember to keep the heat settings on your hairdryer low. Finally, use a heat protectant before utilizing any hot tool! Your hair will thank you.

Prevent Dry Hair By Brushing Your Hair the Right Way

Finally, the last tip that we can offer to prevent dry hair involves the way that you brush your hair. That’s right, the method in which you brush your hair actually plays a role in its level of dryness! When brushing dry hair, be sure to use a safe tool, such as a wide-tooth comb. Further, to prevent breakage, remember to always brush from the bottom up. Brushing top to bottom causes unnecessary breakage and this is made even worse if you already have dry hair. Lastly, do not brush your hair if it is wet! Although it may be tempting to get those tangles out, brushing your hair when wet means pulling out and breaking hair much more easily.

Booking an Appointment at Your Hair Salon is Easy With MyCuts!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article containing tips and tricks you can use to keep your hair healthier, preventing dry hair. Another way to keep your hair healthy, however, involves making regular trips to your local hair salon. That being said, booking an appointment with your stylist can be a hassle. The busier your hair salon is, the harder it seems to be to make an appointment that fits your schedule. Luckily, the MyCuts app makes all of that easier than ever!

With software like MyCuts, the entire hair salon experience is easier for hair salons and their customers alike! With MyCuts, your local hair salon can offer you a convenient way to schedule and monitor your hair appointments right from your mobile device!

MyCuts is also great for hairstylists as it simplifies the process of managing their list of clients. With helpful features like client management, appointment reminders, and scheduling, keeping regular appointments with your hairstylist has never been easier. Want to see what MyCuts can offer you? Check out our demo!