How To Keep Dry And Damaged Hair Away This Summer

During the summer we tend to spend a lot of time outside. Time in the sun, sand, and sea. This exposes your hair to heat, wind, salt, and chlorine. All of which can do a number on hair, drying it out and causing breakage and split ends. This makes keeping our relaxed hair protected and moisturized even more important.

If you're going to be spending a lot of time out in the sun and heat this summer keep reading to see what you can do to help your relaxed hair not dry out. 

How To Keep Dry And Damaged Hair Away In Summer | A Relaxed Gal

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1. Add conditioner to your hair

If you’re not hitting the water, but lounging in the shade by the pool or ocean side you can use that time to do some extra deep conditioning. At the end of your day when you wash your hair, you'll find that deep conditioning worked as a great pre-poo.

For those who will be spending some time in the water, your deep conditioner can also double as a hair protectant of sorts. When your hair strands are full or saturated with good moisture before you hit the water they soak up less chlorinated water and saltwater. This can help keep your hair from drying out.

To do this, grab your favorite deep conditioner, comb it through your hair, put your hair up in a bun, and let the heat of the day work with your deep conditioner. 

2. Cover your hair

Using a hat to cover your hair keeps it safe and away from the rays of the sun that can dry it out. I like to wear straw-like hats because I find them more breathable than a baseball cap.

When you wear a hat it's best to put your hair up versus wearing it down so that you can cover most or all of your hair with the head covering. It's really important to cover your ends since they are the oldest part of your hair and most prone to drying out the most and quickest. 

3. Wear your hair up

If you don't like to wear a hat or it's not possible, try putting your hair up in a bun. I wear buns a lot and I've found that my hair, especially my ends stay moisturized because they are tucked away.

Before putting your hair in a bun, moisturize and seal your hair if you didn't do it the night before. Believe me, your hair will thank you.

Have you ever tried deep conditioning your hair this way?