3. Protect before and after swimming

Chlorinated water and salt water can do some damage to your hair and dry it out but there are some things you can do before you take a dip and after that can minimize the damage.

Before you take a swim pre-saturate your strands. You can do this with hair conditioner, a natural oil, or clean water. When your hair strands are full or saturated with good moisture before you hit the water they soak up less chlorinated and saltwater. This can helps your hair from drying out. It’s also a good idea to keep some additional conditioner, oil or water on hand to re-saturate your hair throughout the day.

Soon after swimming you should rinse your hair to get a headstart with ridding your hair of the ocean or pool water. You can rinse your hair with a nearby shower, a bottle of water you have in your beach bag or an apple cider vinegar and water mix.

Then as soon as you’re able, shampoo your hair to get all of the chlorine and salt off and out of it. Depending on your hair type you can use a clarifying shampoo or a deep cleaning sulfate-free shampoo. Whatever will get your hair clean.

4. Retain moisture

Swimming and spending time in the sun can really dry out your hair and cause some serious frizziness. And who wants that.

To avoid the dryness and frizziness there are a few things you can do

7 Tips For Summer Hair Protection | A Relaxed Gal

5. Deep condition

Pretty much every list of hair care tips I have includes deep conditioning. That’s because of how important it is to keep your hair moisturized and strong.

If you’re looking to really enhance your deep conditioning the summer you can try switching some things up. Such as adding some heat from a deep conditioning cap or steam. Creating a deep conditioner cocktail using multiple conditioners or mixing the deep conditioner with a natural oil.


6. Style without heat

Your hair is already exposed to heat in the summer so it’s best to not subject it to more. Blow-dry your hair less often or not all during the summer. Also, stay away from styling your hair with curling irons and flat irons.

In the summer you can style your hair wearing short-term protective styles like buns, ponytails, twists, and other updos. You can take it a step further and wear long-term protective styles like cornrows, braids, and wigs which keeps your hair completely tucked away.

7. Shield against humidity

Humidity is able to affect your hair the most when your hair is so dry it sucks moisture from the air. All this does is ruin your hairstyle and leave you with puffy and frizzy hair.

I used to think there was nothing I could do to stave off humidity and boy was I wrong. There are some things we can do to stop or lessen the effect humidity has on our hair.



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2 comments

  1. Great post girl! I definitely will be using some of these tips this summer! Especially the co-washing! ��

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  2. Great tips - I always slather on the sunscreen and totally forget about my hair!

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