Easy and Natural Hair Tips for Every Hair Type to Keep Your Hair Looking Healthy This Summer
There’s not much to dislike about summer; the weather is glorious, baggy winter sweaters and salt-stained boots are packed away for the season, and there are tons of events that allow you to embrace the outdoors. When it comes to beauty however, melted makeup and frizzy hair are season-long concerns.
Just as the sun damages your skin, it takes a toll on your hair too. Not to mention the saltwater, chlorine, and humidity you may be exposed to. No matter what your hair type, summer hair care is no joke. That’s why we’ve compiled all our best summer hair care tips below, so you can fully embrace summer without any concerns.
1. Wash less often
In the summer your hair is subject to a lot of heat, which dries it out and leaves it looking fried. Your scalp’s oil production is now on overload trying to hydrate your dehydrated locks. This leads to an oily scalp/hair and you may be tempted to run for the shower, but this only contributes to the dryness. Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which encourages additional oil production.
Our recommendation is to wash less frequently – brushing in between washes with a wooden brush to distribute your scalp’s oils throughout your hair, which will moisturize it. Another easy and inexpensive tip is to dab a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel along your scalp to dissolve excess oil. If you absolutely must wash, using a natural shampoo is a gentle way to cleanse your scalp without robbing it of its natural oils.
2. Swim smarter
When coming in contact with chlorine or salt water it is important to prep your hair and take measures to clean it afterwards. A great way to protect your hair is to drench it in leave-in conditioner or a deeply hydrating oil blend. This way it won’t absorb as much saltwater or pool chemicals. Tying your hair back or putting it into a braid while swimming will also help prevent unnecessary tangles. Always try and rinse your hair after swimming, even if this means bringing a spray bottle filled with fresh water with you.
3. Limit the heat
Your hair is already being scorched by the sun, so it’s super important to take it easy with the heat styling tools this summer. Try experimenting with heatless hairstyles and braids. There are tons of tutorials online for every hairstyle. You can find some of our favourite heatless hairstyle tutorials in our blog post The Best Hair Tutorials on YouTube: Our Top 5.
We understand giving up heat is hard, so if you find yourself reaching for the straightening iron make sure you’re using a heat protectant beforehand. Using too many different products – to heat protect, fight frizz, and hydrate – will weigh your down, so find a multi-purpose product that can do it all! The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir acts a heat protectant, tames frizz, hydrates thirsty locks, and prevents hair from sun damage.
4. Fight frizz
Summer humidity is your hair’s worst nightmare. There are so many products out there that claim to be the ultimate fix for frizz, but healthy and well-maintained hair will always come out on top. This means getting trims regularly (it’s true, your hair does grow faster in the summer!) deep conditioning at least once a week, limiting heat, and using natural products that are gentle on your scalp/hair.
During drier months your hair needs to be constantly hydrated, just as your body does. A quick fix is to spray it periodically with a concoction of water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil. Products containing argan oil are also a great choice for deeply hydrating without weighing hair down. Try a couple drops of The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir throughout the day to revive your locks.
5. Keep conditioning
If you’re ready to pull out all stops in fighting dry summer hair try a weekly hair mask that contains moisturizing ingredients. A mask left in for a couple hours, or over night, will deeply penetrate strands and provide long lasting moisturize. It will also help repair damage and seal split ends.
You can make your own DIY concoction using oils and natural plant butters, or you can opt for an all-natural mask containing some key ingredients. Ingredients to look out for are: coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil. Find all these ingredients plus dozens more in The Innate Life Herbal Hair Mask. This intensive mask can be used weekly to revive dried and damaged locks.
And that’s it! Now you can enter the warmer months feeling totally prepared for whatever comes your way. Best part is, these tips apply to any hair type and they are all-natural and non-toxic. Try implementing them into your beauty routine and let us know if they work for you.
Do you have any other summer hair care tips we didn’t mention here? Let us know below what works for you!