Summer Hair Care Routine

Summer heat and humidity may damage your hair, which can result in drab, dry, brittle, frizzy hair and rough ends. Sun exposure can be damaging to unprotected hair. Summer heat can be damaging to all types, texture, lengths and colors of hair. It is very important to protect your hair from these hot summer months by changing your hair care routine. Switching up your products can help keep your hair in healthy condition by using what’s best for your hair type. It’s a great topic to discuss with your stylist to help direct you to the right products needed for your hair.

Summer Hair Care Tips
Hydrate from the Inside, Out
It is important to keep your hair hydrated. Drink a lot of water, juice and even smoothies throughout the summer. Keep a water bottle nearby for quick accessibility. Lack of hydration may make your hair strands brittle and more prone to damage and frizz, so drink up!

Change Your Routine
In case, you are noticing split-ends, dry hair, or damaged hair, you need to change your hair care routine right away by doing these things:
-Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner
-Apply hair oil at least once a week
-Apply a hair mask a few times per week
-Opt for good hair care treatment with your stylist

Just to name a few of our favorite products that we use daily on our clients to help with the frizz and dehydration is our:
-Onesta Nourishing Moisture Mask: It adds moisture without weighing your hair down. It provides panthenol, aloe vera, nettle and thyme, which are all super great extracts to help keep those locks hydrated. We recommend doing a hair mask 1-2 times a week and leave on for a minimum of 30min. It’s amazing what a difference it can make for you and your hair.
-Scruples Soothing Polish-Enhances shine while making hair your hair look healthier. It can be used on damp or dry hair. It soothes and helps eliminate frizz using oxygen-infused nutrients. An added plus is it smells amazing too.
-Marrakesh Kahm Smoothing Treatment- This here is one of our newest favorites. It works great on all hair types. It provides humidity control and helps tame that stubborn frizz. Argan oil and Hemp seed oil are a great addition to this product to help lock in hydration. It is to be used on damp towel dried hair.
-In Salon Hair treatments: We offer a few varieties of hair treatments that can be done right in the salon. It can be added on right to your current appointent or scheuduled for another time. The treatment provides you with a more intense conditioning treatment that you can get done at every appointment or every few weeks. The more you get it done, the more your hair will benefit from it. You will notice a great difference after just one treament!

Turn Down the Heat
Avoid using a blow-dryer and flattening ironing your hair so much during the hot summer days. Too much heat will steal the moisture from your hair. Also make sure your heat setting on your flat iron and curling irons aren’t set too high. You’d be surprised what a difference that can make. The heat setting will differ for each individual depending on your hairs texture.
Other tips include:
-If styling is necessary, use heat protection sprays first. Scruples Hypershine or our Onesta Thermal setting mist are our go to’s. This is super important as it will help prevent any future damage.
-Try washing your hair every other day or every few if you can. Dry Shampoo is a huge savor when it comes to skipping washing your hair. Scruples carries two great dry shampoo’s that we recommend daily for our clients.
-Try to let your hair dry naturally and or try using our scruples sea salt spray to add a natural beach wave affect.

Cover your hair
Whenever you go out try covering your hair with some type of protection. You can uses stylish scarfs for this purpose or a cute hat. This will protect your hair from the summer heat and sun. Also, protect your hair from chlorinated and salty water. Pre wetting your hair before entering any chlorine will help your hair not absorb as much of it. Rinsing hair right after and using a clarifying shampoo is very important and always make sure to use a nice leave in conditioner.

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Amber Luebke and Bree' McLain, founders of Lotus Salon in WI, have over 40 years combined experience specializing in hair color, accenting your best features and addressing your specific needs. Google+
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