Managing your beautifully styled hair in a warm, very hot, windy and ever changing weather this summer can be a real struggle. Some girls just seem to do it better no matter what the occasion is, but if you’re like me, to keep my hair healthy, glossy and full of life takes some serious effort to do.
Thanks to our Chicago’s celebrity hairstylist Michael Hopkins of IDA’S SALON, he is sharing some simple steps to maintain a healthy hair. Here’s a few;
Give your pony tail a rest. This cute and quick style is great for hot summer days, but it causes breakage and scalp stress. It’s even worse as the weather gets colder, and your hair gets dyer. Instead, wear your hair mostly down or softly pinned up. And even if you wear a ponytail a few times a week, never wear it to bed.
Get a trim. No matter what, you should get a haircut to clean up your ends every 8 to 12 weeks. A simmer of sun exposure can leave your hair damaged and fried. And, the longer your hair, the more susceptible you are to breakage. Speak to your stylist about cutting away split ends, or consider a fresh new style altogether.
Give your hair an extra dose of moisture. It’s vital to add a mast or gloss treatment, which will condition ends and give your hair lots of healthy shine. Consider a bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment to combat static and tangles that come with fall hats and scarves. Just 10 minutes a few times a week is all you need to keep hair healthy.
Invest in new styling products. Using heat-activated tools can cause all sorts of damage, especially during the colder months. So, you should add a few protectant products (spray, serum, mouse, or cream) to your winter beauty arsenal. And before you pick up the blow dryer or curling iron, spritz a touch of protectant on your wet strands to help prevent breakage.
Buy a new shampoo and conditioner. Make sure to use a quality cleanser that washes away normal wear and tear from the environment like pollution and smoke but does not strip your hair of it’s natural oils.