Updated: Jun 19
With the weather heating up, it's time to consider the best new summer hairstyles before you head to the beach and enjoy that warm summer weather. There is no better time for a fresh start and what better way than to shed some dead weight? Lightweight and carefree is the way to go until Labor Day arrives. It's crucial to keep your hair hydrated during the hot months to avoid the four deadly sins of summer hair: dryness, brittleness, dullness, and frizz. At OSO Hair Salon in Vancouver our professional hairstylists can guide you through an effective summer care routine that will ensure your hair looks great during this season. Let us help you out!
What Hair Products Are You Using? Just as you swap out your wardrobe for a new season, it's also a good idea to reevaluate your shampoo and conditioner. If your summer activities are making your hair drier than usual, check if your regular hair cleaning and conditioning products come in a richer formula for dry hair. At OSO we have the highest quality in products which will allow your hair to adjust to the new season. Because you're more active during the summer, you might be tempted to shampoo more often, which can cause extra dryness. One solution is to use a cleansing conditioner between shampoos to gently remove dirt and debris without stripping your hair of the natural oils it needs to stay hydrated. If you have fine hair and avoid using conditioner because it weighs your hair down, try one of the new glycerin conditioners for fine hair. You'll get all the benefits of conditioner, such as softness, shine, and manageability, without the added weight. Our stylist can now recommend a formula that's perfect for your hair type, whether it's fine, damaged, coarse, prone to frizz, and so on. What's more, not only are there regular conditioners for all hair types, but there are also deep-penetrating conditioning formulas that you can use at home to boost the moisture level of your hair. We suggest using a hair mask once a week to hydrate and nourish your hair, especially if you've experienced hair damage in the past. Our advanced in-salon hair treatments can transform your dry hair in less than 20 minutes, and the benefits can last for months.
Our Tips On How To Achieve Amazing Summer Hair Refresh your hair with hair mist throughout the day. Skincare enthusiasts know to spritz their faces with moisturizing sprays on hot days to avoid dryness and irritation. Similarly, new micro-mist hydrating hair mist formulas instantly revive parched strands without soaking them or weighing them down. Look for hair mist formulas with powerful hydrating ingredients like aloe, which is one of the desert's hardiest plants. Prep your hair properly before blow-drying. Blow dryers are fantastic tools for smoothing and shaping your hair, leaving it looking polished and shiny. However, they are even more effective when you prep your hair with the right styling products beforehand. Use a moisturizing hair volumizer if your hair is fine, a healing hair lotion if it's damaged, or a rich blow-dry cream if it's thick or coarse. All of these formulas will prevent your blow dryer from stripping your hair of its precious moisture. Make sure to use a heat protection product that will shield your hair against drying heat damage.
Avoid trying new hair color shades that require massive amounts of bleaching during the summer. Instead, opt for low-ammonia, color-enhanced hair glossing treatments that add moisture as they deposit color. If your hair is already heavily colored, make sure to use shampoos and conditioners specifically designed to treat color with care. Cover up with scarves and hats, especially during peak midday sun hours, to prevent hair color from baking in the sun.
Protect your hair while swimming in the pool, lake, or ocean. Chlorine and saltwater are notorious for causing extra dryness in the summer. Coat your hair with leave-in conditioner or a rich hair mask before entering the water for extra protection. Comb the formulas through your hair with a wide-tooth comb for even distribution. The sun acts like a natural hair dryer, helping the hair moisturizer penetrate while you're outdoors. When you shampoo your hair after swimming, you'll be amazed by how soft and shiny it becomes. Are you ready for a summer hair care session? Prepare for the season and go into it confident that you are doing your hair justice. Call OSO Hair Salon today at 604- 688-5586!