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Summer Hair Care Tips and Tricks

May 31, 2013

by Guest Glossist Amanda Green Hailing from Minneapolis, Amanda is a skin care fanatic and author of Aside from writing about cosmetics, Amanda loves to travel and one day dreams of living in Paris. If you have any questions or comments for Amanda, feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!

A lot of things can happen to your hair during the summer months. The intense heat can literally fry your hair, the humidity can make it frizzy, the salt and sand can make it look like a washed out mess. Your hair needs to be allowed to look its absolute best if you want to achieve an overall gorgeous look this summer. I mean, you can’t really hide your hair all of the time, now can you? That is why it is of the utmost importance to make sure your hair is properly cared of, and to do that, all you need are these few summer hair care tips and tricks. Check them out.

Summer Hair Girl in Pool

Find the Right Shampoo

Finding the best shampoo for oily hair, dry hair or even normal hair can be hard enough without dealing with the summer heat and dryness. Honestly, the best way to do it is through recommendations, whether online or off, mixed with a lot of trial and error. Since everyone’s body chemistry is different, people with the same hair type may end up with very different results from the very same shampoo. Of course, no matter what shampoo you end up using, you need to make sure you always wash your hair out, every single day, no exceptions. Lots of things can get built up in your hair during the course of the day, and you may not even realize it. Dirt, oils, bug spray, tanning lotion, hair spray, gel, salt, sand, sunblock, and a whole slew of other things can end up in your hair throughout the day without you knowing it!

Ditch the Tools

The sun does a good enough job of drying out your hair without you giving it a helping hand. Styling tools like hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons should only be used on special occasions, such as a night out on the town. They should not be used every day because you run the risk of drying your hair out beyond repair. Trust me when I say that’s something you don’t want. Once your hair is truly dried out, it can take weeks or even months to get it back into healthy shape again.

Keep It Simple

As far as hair styling goes, you need to keep it simple. Save the fancy hair styles that involve pins, tight bands, etc. for nights out on the town or really special occasions. Otherwise, you should just leave your hair down, pulled up into a loose pony tail or even try a short bob. Remember to use tangle-free, metal-free hair ties for these hair styles so that you don’t cause hair breakage. This will keep your hair breakage-free, save you from a lot of mess and tangles, and eliminate the need to use styling tools or products unless entirely necessary.

Using these few simple tips, you can help to keep your hair soft, shiny, and manageable all summer long. Beat the heat, have a lot of fun, and enjoy your summer! If you have any comments or questions about what we’ve talked about here, feel free to hit us up in the comments below. We always love to hear what our readers have to say!

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