You’re after beachy waves, but instead you’re left with greasy, frizzy strands that look in desperate need of some TLC. Summer’s great and all, but it can do a number on your mane. If you’re seeking healthy, glossy summer hair this season, you may need to adjust your hair care routine ever so slightly to give your mane chance to shine.
Here are some of the most common summer hair problems you may experience this season, and how to fix them.
With the high temperatures and humidity, summer is one of the worst seasons for triggering frizzy hair.
“The dry cuticle becomes rough and open for humidity,” says Monica Davis, a professional hairstylist. “As a result, a humid environment makes overdried hair frizzy [because] the outer layer starts soaking the moisture from the air and swells.”
The antidote to frizz? Moisture! Look for hair products that moisturize and smooth like a lightweight hair oil or serum, hydrating hair mask, or frizz-taming conditioner.
One of our best products for frizzy hair is Truly’s Coco Rose Milk Hair Mask. This formula contains a nourishing blend of coconut oil, keratin amino acids, and rose to diminish dryness, replenish lost moisture in your tresses, and quickly tame flyaways and frizz. If the summer heat is leaving you with poofy hair, keep a bottle of this in your shower caddy! Use it as a leave-in treatment too!
Another common summer hair scenario is grease. Between the hot weather, humidity, and your extra sweaty workouts, it’s easy for your scalp and strands to become greasy. According to the professionals, the best way to handle greasy tresses during the summer is to wash more frequently. This is even more important if you have long hair that touches your back, as the sunscreen on your skin can come off onto the hair, making it dirty faster. Next time you see oily hair on a hot day, lather up!
Truly’s Super Fruit Shampoo + Conditioner is a great place to start. Enriched with coconut, argan, and tea tree oil, this duo gently cleanses away oil and grime buildup while restoring your hair’s naturally strong, silky form.
Looking for a quick fix for greasy hair? Mist your roots with dry shampoo! It’s a quick and easy fix for fighting the summer grease and instantly refreshing your locks. You can also try switching up your hairstyle to hide oily roots. Try styling your hair in braids or a topknot to conceal the grease — while looking ultra chic — and staying cool.
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the pool, it’s likely you may experience hair color changes.
“The chlorine molecules get trapped in the hair and oxidize the metals found in trace amounts in the water,” explains Jessica J. Krant, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist. “It's the oxidized copper that is actually the cause of the green color.”
Besides leaving you with funny colored hair, the chlorine present in pools can lift up your hair cuticles, making your strands more brittle.
If you’re a regular swimmer or pool dipper, counteract these hair concerns by wearing a swim cap and wearing a weekly hair mask to repair damage and seal the cuticle.
Are you seeing more split ends in your strands? There could be two reasons why. First: UV rays. Second: the summer heat. While the sun rays deplete keratin in the hair — the protein that makes strands strong, hot temperatures suck the moisture out of your hair. Both of which lead to breakage.
To treat your brittle, damaged hair, turn to a hair care product designed to repair and fortify the hair shaft like Truly’s Rainbows in Mirrors Split End Treatment. It contains a blend of hydrating ingredients like avocado and argan oil to restore your strands and reinforce damaged ends.
If you’re using your flat iron or blow dryer on a regular basis, aim to limit your use. Heat styling tools can quickly dry out and damage your strands, leaving them weak and vulnerable to breakage. Instead, let your hair air dry after washing, and opt for heatless hair styles like braids and buns.
Dry hair is another common problem during the summer months — especially if you’re spending a lot of time in the sun. Restore glossy, healthy hair by moisturizing your hair regularly with a keratin-based hair mask like Truly’s Unicorn Hair Repair Mask.
Formulated with keratin amino acids that feed scalp and encourage hair growth, and avocado that works to hydrate hair, this pretty pink treatment is your summer hair care staple! It works for all hair types, particularly dry or damaged hair.
You can even apply it outside the shower as an intensive leave-on treatment to strengthen hair, prevent hair fall, and diminish dryness.
The sun can make blonde hair look a little brassy. The fix? A hydrating purple shampoo or conditioner to counteract the brass. To prevent your blonde hair from turning brassy in the sun, always head outdoors wearing a wide-brimmed hat, and try to stay in the shade. Try to limit your use of heat styling tools, too. Frequent flat ironing and blow drying might make your mane look chic in the moment, but using them too often can cause your hair to become brassy.
Hairstylists also recommend using a gloss twice a week before conditioning to keep your color vibrant. Speak to your hairdresser to discuss your best options for cooling the summer brass.
Summer is great for being able to wear your cutest dresses and hanging out by the pool, but it’s not so great for your precious locks. Luckily, with these tips, you can combat many summer hair concerns like frizz, dryness, and breakage so you can enjoy a great hair day every day while keeping your strands healthy.
Be sure to check out Truly’s full range of hair care products to get your mane looking its best this summer - and beyond! We’ve got something for everyone!