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Tips To Look After Your Hair During The Hotter Months

Hot weather can wreak havoc with your hair, between the sun, the sea and the chlorinated water of swimming pools, our hair gets a pretty ...

Summer hair care tips
Hot weather can wreak havoc with your hair, between the sun, the sea and the chlorinated water of swimming pools, our hair gets a pretty rough deal in the summer! Embrace the sun and your holiday hair by following NUYU’s top tips to look after your mane during the hotter months.

Step Away From The Hair Straighteners

If you want to avoid a 'Monica' moment this summer, forget hot styling tools and hairdryers and embrace the natural look to save your hair from unnecessary heat. Dry heat from styling tools combined with the hot air outside completely dries out your hair and leaves you with frizzy hair that is a nightmare to tame. Save the hot-styling for cooler temperatures, instead, air-dry your hair and rock some gorgeous laid-back beach waves!

Get a Trim

The hotter months are usually when split ends begin to rear their ugly head. To avoid split ends travelling up the hair shaft and leaving you with damaged and broken hair that is very difficult to repair. Have a trim every 4-6 weeks, it will ensure your hairstyle looks on point while keeping split ends at bay and help keep your hair healthy.

Cover Your Hair

Our hair, like our skin, needs protection from the sun’s UVA/UVB rays. If you’re going to be spending most of your days out in the sun, take shade from the rays in a cute hat. Hats act as a barrier, helping to protect your hair from the sun. Embrace boho summer beach vibes with a laidback straw fedora or for Rivera-chic opt for a sophisticated 50’s style headscarf or wide-brim floppy hat that's perfect for sun lounging and al fresco lunching. If you’re feeling sporty you can’t go wrong with a cool baseball cap.

Stylish summer hat

Swim Proof Your Hair

Sun, sea and swimming pools go hand-in-hand. Swimming in the salty sea or chlorinated water draws moisture and essential natural oils out of your hair leaving it parched, dull, tangled and rough feeling. The first step to swim proofing your hair is to avoid shampooing your hair the day you plan to go to the pool or beach. This will help your hair to retain its natural oils and stay hydrated.

Instead, wash your hair with a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment or apply a pre-sun and swim product. Then spritz hair with a Leave-in conditioner to keep it moist and soft, and to prevent saltwater or chlorine damage to the hair. Throw the spray in your beach bag and re-apply throughout the day.

Did you know that damp hair soaks up less pool water than dry hair? Jump in the showers before you hit the water and you will significantly reduce the amount of chlorinated water absorbed by your hair. Once you are done, jump in the showers as soon as you can, as this will help rinse out any damaging salt or pool chemicals like chlorine. Then use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush to gently detangle your hair.

Condition Your Hair While You Sleep

Just before you hit the sack apply an overnight conditioner and wind your hair into a loose bun or small twists. Not only will you benefit from eight-plus hours of conditioning goodness, but your damp hair will also keep your body temperature down on a hot summers night. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed with gorgeously soft hair, just rinse out the conditioner, or merely untwist your hair and go!

Or you could use something like the Restora™ Protein Treatment - which is an innovative three-step hair treatment for damaged hair that is is proven to transform the internal structure of hair, reversing the damage caused by chemical processing, excessive heat styling and sunlight to give  envy-worthy locks

Slick it Back

Slicked back hair is a fashion you often see on the runways, it’s a perfect quick, and comfortable summer do too. Create the look using a nourishing leave-in conditioner, distribute evenly throughout damp hair, then comb all your hair back with a fine-tooth comb. From there create a chic little knot or bun or leave your hair down and slick back the top. You’ll not only look classy, but you’ll also be protecting your hair from the summer heat.

Messy Hair Don’t Care

Messy buns are no longer just for when you sleep through your alarm. They are chic, stylish and perfect for hot summer days. You don’t need to wrestle with your natural curl or wave or even the dreaded frizz! The more volume and body the better! Messy buns need the texture to create that 'I just woke up this way' look. If your hair is fine and falls limp during the hotter months boom it up with a texturising spray or dry shampoo before styling your hair.

Beautiful Braids

Braids are a stylish way to keep unruly summer hair under control. Braiding your hair will protect it from the sun and lift it off your neck, keeping you cool in the summer heat. Work some styling cream or gel into your hair then style into your preferred braid. If you are unsure how to create some of the more complex braid styles such as a fishtail or dutch braid, there are lots of braid tutorials on youtube or ask your hairdresser when you go for your pre-holiday trim, and they may be able to show you.

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