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Apr 30, 2019 / by Donna Young / In Hair Care / Leave a comment

Hair Care Tips For Summer

Hair Care Tips For Summer

We all love the summer months. They are a time to spend care-free days in the sunshine and enjoying the warmer days and lighter nights that summer brings.

However, the summer sunshine and warmer weather can wreak havoc with your hair. For example, the constant battle of heat and humidity. How about the rough sand and salt water in your hair from a day at the beach? Or even the chemicals and chlorine in the pool water where you take a dip to cool off?

There are several things you can do to beat heat damage on your hair this summer, and we have put some of the best hair care tips for summer below for you. These hair care tips for summer will save you and your hair from fizzing out.

Condition, Condition, Condition

This is something our hair stylists  are always telling our clients. Just as you get thirsty in the summer, your hair does too. You may want to consider switching your shampoo and conditioner to moisturising formulas for example. Alternatively, you may want to add hair oil to your hair regime to restore parched locks. Conditioning masks and leave-in conditioners are recommended too.

Remember, here at Locks and Shades we have a gorgeous conditioning treatment we can use during your hair appointment with us. However, we also have a selection of high quality hair care products you may be interested in.

Hair Sunscreen

Your skin isn’t the only thing that absorbs those damaging UV rays from the sunshine. Your hair does too, and it needs protecting. Take the time to shop around for hair care products that have the right amount of sunscreen in for you. There are loads of masks, shampoos, oils, sprays and more to choose from. You just need to find the right one for you and your hair.

Avoid Too Much Heat

Your hair is in the heat all day long; avoid adding to the problem by adding more heat with stylish tools. Summer is the time to give your heated hair tools a rest. Try to opt for air drying whenever possible, or use a microfiber towel to blot your hair dry if that is preferable? Embrace your natural hair texture for a gorgeous summer care-free style.

Less Washing

It may be tempting to wash your hair more as conditions get hotter and sweatier, but avoid extra hair washing. This is one of our top hair care tips for summer because the more you wash your hair, the more you are stripping the scalp and hair of the natural oils it needs. Consider using dry shampoo to extend the time between washes.

Don’t Skip Trims

While you may want to skip the regular trim  to get longer luscious locks in the summer, this is not a good idea. In the summer our hair dries out and this means ends are more likely to split. These split ends then make our hair look ragged and frizzy. However, a regular trim results in hair looking sleeker and healthier, less tangled and less prone to damage.


Do you need to book an appointment for a hair treatment in Peterborough, or do you want to schedule a regular trim? Contact us now to book your hair appointment.

What other hair care tips for summer do you recommend?