Depending on where you live, summer can be incredibly dry or awfully humid; either way, the extreme heat isn’t good for your hair. To cool off from the heat, many of us hit the beach or the pool, which exposes our hair to chemicals and salt water.

This summer, don’t let the heat wreak havoc on your hair! Protect and nourish it with an awesome haircare routine that keeps it hydrated and lets you grow it out.

Here’s what you need to incorporate in your haircare routine this summer:

1. A Hair Mask

According to Victoria Beckham’s hair stylist, Jason Collier, a high-quality, nourishing hair mask is necessary to repair the damage caused by the summer heat.

Applying a hair mask on your hair once a week should be enough to replenish moisture.

2. Use a Moisturizing Shampoo

To combat the summer heat, it’s crucial that you use shampoos with moisturizing formulas that give your hair the nourishment it needs. Once you wash your hair with a hydrating shampoo, rub a couple of drops of serum or organic hair oil into the ends so it doesn’t look parched.

Find yourself an SPF shampoo and a paraben-free oil-based conditioner to get silky, smooth hair. Make sure to blot dry it using a microfiber towel to prevent it from getting frizzy.

3. Protect It

Love soaking in the sun at the pool or beach? That’s perfectly fine! Just be sure to look after your hair while you’re at it. Before you dive into the pool or go swimming at the beach, rinse your hair with cold water. There’s a limit to how much water your hair can absorb; by washing it with cold water prior to going into the pool, it won’t be able to absorb as much chlorine.

Buy a sun protection spray to protect it from damage from chlorine, salt water and the sun.

4. Stay Away From the Straightener

Do your hair a solid and stay away from the hair straighteners this summer! Your hair is lacking moisture as it is in the summer months; the last thing you want to do is further fry it by putting it through a hot straightening iron.

Instead of straightening it, use a smooth styling cream and put your hair into a braid. Leave it like that for a few hours before undoing it and opening it up with your fingers. It’s the easiest way to get soft, beachy waves!

5. Get Salon Treatments

At-home treatments and DIY treatments aren’t enough to protect your hair from the wrath of the summer, you’ve got to show it love and indulge in salon hair treatments.

If you love getting your hair dyed, ask for Olaplex treatment too; all celebrities swear by its powers to reverse the damage caused by the chemicals in hair dyes. With Olaplex, you can dye your hair all you want without worrying about it getting rough, dry and brittle.

Show your hair some summer-lovin’! Book an appointment at Hair Extensions of Houston! Our hair salon in Houston TX provides a range of hair treatments such as Olaplex, deep conditioning, keratin and more—all of which are perfect for the summer!

Call us to book an appointment today!