Summer is officially on its way for much of the world as we prepare for longer days, hotter nights, and even more time to soak up the sun. We can’t help but love the changing of the seasons and another excuse to hit the beach, but there can be trouble in paradise when your locks are putting in some beachside overtime.
With a little extra care and a few goodies in your beach bag, 2016 can surely become the summer you fall in love with your hair. Here are some tips for keeping your mane looking long and beautiful through Labor Day!
Comb with care.
Did you know that your hair is in its most fragile state when wet? Instead of feverishly brushing away at your knots, reach for a wide tooth comb and a detangler, like UN.TANGLED. Formulated with a complex of nourishing Australian Fruit extracts, UN.TANGLED helps to detangle, strengthen and restore hair with added heat protection.
Rinse away pollutants.
For those days when an afternoon in the water turns into an evening by a bonfire, a quick rinse with MAXI.WASH works wonders for keeping your hair looking and feeling great. Not only does this give your hair a refresh, but exfoliating with MAXI.WASH rinses away pollutants and improve your strands’ overall health.
Take caution when towel drying.
Towel drying your hair is a practice that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, but did you know that this beach staple could be causing more harm than good? Rubbing your hair with a towel can actually rough up the cuticle, causing hair to frizz and break. Instead, use your towel to gently blot away moisture, or opt for a soft and super-absorbent alternative. The habit of towel drying is a tough one to break, but your hair will thank you.
Put your ponytail out to pasture.
Throwing your hair into a ponytail is an easy fix for keeping your hair at bay, but rubber bands don’t do your hair any favours in the breakage department. Next time you’re having a day at the beach, try putting damp hair into a topknot with bobby pins or pulling it back into a loose braid. Not only will this keep your hair in place, but these gentler alternatives will keep your strands from snapping.
Work with your texture.
If your hair’s natural texture leaves something to be desired, the thought of air drying your mane can become the stuff of nightmares. Fortunately, you can put your hair on its best behaviour with the help of some heat-free stylers.
For hair that lacks body and movement, add extra texture and play up your surfer babe vibes with HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY. When it comes to battling frizz and defining curls, try KILLER.CURLS or MOTION.LOTION. Both help to define the hair while eliminating any unwanted poof.
Protect your tresses.
Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that needs protection from the sun! Heat and environmental factors aren’t always a day at the beach for your hair, though this is one of the areas that often gets neglected. If hat hair isn’t a part of your wardrobe plans, apply YOUNG.AGAIN to infuse hair with shine and protection from heat and the environment.
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