Summer may be your favorite time of year. But honestly, it can really do a lot with your hair.
Between all the chlorinated dips in the pool and hours of sun exposure at the beach, it's no wonder your hair often gets dry, dull, and damaged as fall rolls around.
This is especially true if your mane has undergone chemical treatments such as dyeing, bleaching, and perming. Similar to a bad sunburn or an embarrassing tan line, there's nothing fun about getting these hairs wrong. That's why we recently caught up with our team of hair-care experts to get the scoop on how to take care of your post-summer hair back to life.
From seasonal product changes to the most nourishing at-home hair treatments, here's everything you need to know about how to improve damaged hair. Switch to a moisturizing formula While hydration is crucial to maintaining healthy hair year-round, it's especially important in the months after summer. That's when our strands tend to be at their driest and weakest.
To ensure your hair doesn't become dry and brittle ahead of the colder months, we recommend upgrading your hair care routine. Top picks include ultra-hydrating, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, like our fully customized hair care products. Our custom shampoo and conditioner combos are free of harsh drying chemicals like sulfates and parabens.
Best of all, you also have the option to add anti-damage hair targets to your formula. Consider Deep Conditioning, Replenishing, Strengthening, and Split End Repair to help keep your hair soft and shiny all season long. combined with deep care Certain hair types, such as natural hair or color-treated hair, are at risk for dry hair.
But an extra boost of hydration in the form of a deep conditioning treatment will help your hair look and feel less straw-like. That's why you should use a deep conditioning mask at least once a week. A premium hair mask restores moisture and natural oils lost to fibers over the summer, moisturizing them from the inside out.
We all know how deep conditioners make combing easier (a wide-toothed comb helps!) to reduce knots and split ends that lead to brittle hair. For a mask that hydrates well and helps you achieve specific hair goals, try our customized hair care products. Japanese sake extract, argan oil, jojoba ester oil and other ingredients help hydrate, nourish and rejuvenate your mane over time.
For best results, apply to wet hair after shampooing and conditioning. Pro Tip: For extra-dry tresses, follow up with a leave-in treatment right after you step out of the shower. Our custom leave-in conditioner can be used on dry or damp hair to help prevent frizz.
Consider growing out your hair color While we're all for changing your hair color at the start of a new season, there's no denying that chemical treatments (think ammonia and irritants like peroxide) can cause further damage. This is especially true when the hair cuticle becomes brittle from prolonged sun exposure. So, how to repair damaged hair in this situation? We recommend that you take a few months off from the coloring process.
Or, at the very least, choose darker shades that don't require stripping your hair's natural color. This will keep your fibers free from any additional stress and damage. Small sacrifices will also ensure that your mane is in top-colored condition next summer when it gets light again.
Pro tip: If your hair is severely damaged, consider a protein treatment to replenish keratin levels in your hair shaft. use heat protectant A cute summer hairstyle always seems to require a hairdryer, curling iron, iron – you name it. But what all of these hot tools have in common is the damage they can do to your poor hair.
To mitigate heat damage, be sure to apply a heat protectant before blow drying, curling or straightening your mane. Yogi Care's custom conditioner is a great option, proven to: 70% less frizz 26 times more shine than untreated hair Improves 75% of tangles Heat protects hair from damage up to 400 degrees Unlike thick hair oils, our lightweight serum won't weigh down your mane or leave an oily residue. (Talk about product buildup!) All you have to do is remember to put it on the next time you use your heat tool.
let your hair down If you're anything like us, you've probably been pulling your hair into a ponytail all summer, perfecting your top knot, or experimenting with countless braid styles. We get it—it's hot, and the last thing you want is hair sticking to your body when the humidity is 100% outside. Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, though, we recommend letting your hair down more often.
Of course, ponytails are undoubtedly useful and convenient in your everyday life. But they can sometimes cause friction and pull on the follicle, depending on how much and how often you pull the bristles back. Ponytails and buns can also cause hair breakage and disrupt hair growth goals.
This is especiue if your tresses are already brittle or if you're using the wrong type of hair tie. By letting your hair down a little after summer, you not only take all the tension out of your roots and scalp, but you also give your hair a little more relaxation. Say Goodbye to Damaged Hair Post-summer damaged hair does take a lot of work to recover from the fallout.
But the effort is worth it. From coloring your hair to sticking with heat protectants, these changes in your haircare routine can literally mean life or death for your hair.