How To Help Relaxed Hair Recover From Summer

Summer can be fun. You spend a lot of time outdoors at the beach, at the pool, in the park, and sightseeing. But all of that fun in the sun can wreak havoc on your hair and damage it.

The good news is there are things you can do about it. Here are five tips that can help your hair recover and bring it back to life after the summer.

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Stay away from heat

Using heat-styling tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers will only amplify the damage. Heat styling tools can dry the hair out even more causing split ends and frizziness.

The best thing is to use heat styling tools less or stay away from them altogether. You could air dry your hair and style it using satin pillow rollers or steamrollers like the Caruso Steam Rollers.

If you do decide to use heat styling tools, it’s recommended to use a heat protectant like Silk Elements MegaSilk Olive Heat Protectant or Mielle Mongongo Oil Thermal & Heat Protectant Spray and blow dry your hair on cool.


If your scalp is constantly itching. And if your hair and scalp feel dry you may need to drink some water. Drinking several glasses of water will help to hydrate you from the inside out. I’ve found that the more water I drink the better my scalp and hair feel.


Not only should you hydrate from the inside out, but also from the outside in. Get a good hydrating deep conditioner or hair masque like the TGIN Miracle RepaiRx Deep Hydrating Hair Masque. Unlike rinse-out conditioners, deep conditioners and hair masques have a higher concentration of moisturizers and are formulated to penetrate deep into the hair shaft to moisturize it and seal in the moisture.

Another way to moisturize your hair is to use a leave-in conditioner. You’ll want to use a leave-in conditioner that doesn’t just sit on your strands but penetrates them without weighing them down. 

My leave-in conditioners of choice are the TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner and Mielle White Peony Leave In Conditioner. I like to apply my leave-in conditioner to my hair at night. That way the conditioner can do its magic and I wake up with soft, moisturized hair.

Making sure your hair is moisturized will help to eliminate the frizziness and crunchiness that comes from dry hair.

Get a trim

Most likely your ends show the most damage which makes sense because they are the oldest part of your hair strand. This could be a good time to get a trim or even a haircut. That way you can avoid split ends forming, the damage spreading, and getting worse.

You can either go to the hair salon and get a trim (this is my preference). Or you can buy some hair shears and do it at home yourself. This can be tricky though because you can't easily see the back of your head. There are many videos on YouTube though that give some great tips for trimming your hair at home.

Do a tea rinse

The end of summer gives you a good excuse to give your hair some extra special treatment. If you aren’t doing them already, do a tea rinse on your hair.

Rinsing your hair with tea has several benefits that can help to restore your hair after a summer beating. Tea rinses can help
  • Restore the pH balance of your scalp
  • Reduce dandruff
  • Enhance the color and shine of your hair
  • Soften your hair
  • Make your hair more manageable

What are you doing to help your hair recover from summer?