Tips for Healthy Summer Hair

Friday, June 8, 2012

So we all want to enjoy the summer but don't want it to take a toll on our hair so here are a few tip to keep your hair healthy and smooth all summer long.

1) Condition...condition...CONDITION!!!  Conditioner is like water for your hair - so don't let your hair get dehydrated!!

Deep condition like once a week especially if you go to the beach or the pool.  You need to put the moisture back into your hair ASAP after being in the salt or chlorine.  A simple way of deep conditioning that really works is to just use your normal condition but to cover your head.  You can use a plastic shower cap or even a plastic grocery bag (yes the ghetto way but Shia's way...LOL...I just put my head in the bag gather the sides to the front twist and tuck under ... then I just throw away the bag after I am done).  Leave the conditioner in and the cap on for at least 30 mins.  If you need or want a deeper condition ~ leave it on overnight.  Your hair will be super soft in the morning.

I like to use Redken Real Control Crema Daily Nourishing when I do an overnight fix.
About $14 at Ulta (Just checked the Ulta ad 
(of course) no sale - so I recommend trying the 
conditioner I mention below on an overnighter until
Redken stuff goes on sale!  No one needs to pay full price...LOL)

Do you love Dry Shampoo?  Well now there is Dry Condition ~ you can rehydrate your hair without even getting it wet!!  Make sure you spray the roots and the ends.  

I've tried Suave Dry Conditioner and it works great and smells wonderful ... great summery scent.

$3 - $4 at Walgreens!

2) Take a Day Off - from heat styling...forget the blow dryer and the flat iron and wear your hair natural.  It's summer - it's all about simple!  The break from the heat will give your hair some much needed rest and help you build back up the moisture.  If you feel like your hair is out of control due to humidity etc. wear it in a cute braid, low maintance ponytail or bun.  

Even if it's not perfect it still's SUMMER!

3) Add some oil!  Adding oil to your conditioner can help hydrate your hair without buildup.  Also, avocado oil can help soothe a scalp sunburn.  You can make a avocado mask for your hair which is super easy ... click HERE to find out how (I just realized a spelled avocado wrong in the old post...LOL).  Or you can buy a conditioner with an nourishing oil.  One I in love with at the moment is Organix Moroccan Argan Oil.  It really works and this is coming from a Redken obsessed girl.   I normally swear by Redken All Soft conditioner and I've been reaching for this drugstore conditioner instead.  

$8 but on sale right now at Ulta
buy one get one half off I am going to check 
out the oil spray ... I'll keep you posted!
This conditioner would be great for 
an overnight leave-in treatment!

So I hope these products and tips work for you ... do you have any tips or must have summer hair products?  I'd love to hear what you do to make it through the summer months!


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  2. Lucija - thank you for your sweet comment ... off to check out your blog!!

    ♥ Shia

  3. Dry conditioner is news for me! But it sounds like a cool concept :) I have to try it soon!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Conditioning is the number one rule for healthy hair. It's so important!
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  5. Thank you for these amazing tips, I'm proud to say I do almooooost all of them hehe :D

  6. I've been hearing nothing but dry shampoo great reviews lately!! I just ordered some through Victorias Secret, and am dying to find out how it works! Dry conditioner though.... haven't heard about it but gotsta' check it out pronto ;)

    Thanks for the fancy tips girlie!

  7. Thanks for the tips and product recommendations! Now that I've tried dry shampoo, I can't imagine going without it. My bangs get so limp and oily now even if I go a single day without washing my hair. I use the one by Batiste but I'll have to check out the Suave one :)

  8. I've heard good things about the Moroccan oil, but we will see!
    I've used Bumble & Bumble creme de coco masque and it is pretty awesome too (pricey but I got it free for being a hair model!)

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. Great tips! I'm totally going to break out some of my Target plastic bags for some deep conditioning action. :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  10. lol @ do it the ghetto way hehe! Great tips! I love organix, I use their argan deep penetrating oil (leave-in) and cherry blossom shampoo...both smell divine! :)
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    xx Nat


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