Summer is nearly upon us - yay! And while that might be great news for our tans, it's not such good news for our hair as the high temperatures and outings at the beach can leave our locks looking dry, frizzy and lackluster.
So what can we do to keep our trestles looking gorgeous and healthy all summer long?
Let's start with the easy things. First off, get your hands on a wide-brimmed sun hat to keep the glare off your hair - and your face for that matter - and minimize exposure to those powerful UV rays.
Then you want to think about applying treatments and products to lock in the moisture. Hairstylist Nathan Rosenkranz has an awesome tip to protect your hair.
He told Health.com that one of the best things you can do for your hair before heading to the beach or the pool is completely wet it and then apply a leave-in conditioner.
"Your hair will absorb the conditioner instead of the chlorine or salt water," he explains.
When it comes to the type of product, you want to go for something that has UV protectors. There are tons of products out there to suit all kinds of budgets. Paul Mitchell does a complete sun protection trio that includes a hydrating shampoo, after-sun replenishing masque and a shield conditioning spray.
HelloGlow actually has a neat tip for making your own protecting spray at home using ordinary SPF25 sunscreen, water and rosemary oil, which you can check out here.
If you want to keep it natural, there are easy hair treatments you can make at home that are especially good for the summertime.
To refresh your hair and keep it nourished in the heat, you might want to try using a coconut milk conditioner or mask.
For a great home-made mask that doubles up as a delicious milkshake, try Glamour's recipe using coconut milk, honey and mashed bananas.
Not only will the mixture be wonderfully cooling to your scalp, it's also packed full of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Honey is a natural cleanser, while the lauric acid contained in the coconut milk has antibacterial properties.
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