Summer! Lying by the pool or on a warm sandy beach enjoying the sun and fun with friends is one of the best ways to spend a lazy summer day. But how much damage is your hair suffering in this heat? Summer heat and sun as well as chlorine and salt water can leach moisture from your hair, making it dry and brittle and possibly causing your hair color to. Beat summer hair problems with these six simple tips:
Protect from UV rays
You wouldn’t think of spending a day in the hot, summer sun without protecting your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing an SPF sunscreen. The sun’s rays also can damage both natural and colored hair. Protect hair from becoming dry and straw-like by covering it with a wide-brimmed, tightly woven hat. Look for styles that feature ultraviolet (UVB) protection fabric or that block both UVA and UVB rays. A fabulous hat not only looks stunning, but it will protect color-treated hair and helps shade your face, neck and shoulders from those harmful rays, as well.
Ion’s Sun Protection Spray for hair also offers defense against harmful UV rays as well as the chemicals found in swimming pools. It’s a lightweight spray that never leaves your hair looking greasy, just shiny and soft.
Tackle tangles safely
When battling the effects of summer sun and heat on your hair, avoid doing more damage with the wrong styling tools. Rely on silicone styling combs to safely and effectively de-tangle hair without creating breakage. Ion’s Silicone Comb features silicone micro fibers that allow its teeth to glide smoothly through hair without snagging. It’s heat and chemical resistant plus its anti-static qualities cut down on nasty frizz.
Summer heat and humidity can lead to a mane of uncontrollable frizz. Combat summer frizz with anti-static brushes and styling combs plus anti-frizz products like smoothing treatments to moisturize, condition and protect against heat damage.
Detox hair with right products
Chlorine and other chemicals found in swimming pools can turn soft, flowing tresses into stiff, brittle strands that look dull and lifeless. Ion’s Swimmer’s Shampoo has zero sulfate surfactants, making it gentle enough to use everyday, even if your hair is colored, permed or regularly heat-styled. A 100% vegan product, it will help restore and maintain your hair’s shine and softness. It’s a must-have for all lifeguards, swim teachers and anyone who enjoys spending summer days at the pool.
While some people suffer from oily scalp in the summer, exacerbated by the heat, many others have the exact opposite problem — major dryness. Keep tresses looking lush by replenishing the moisture lost from dry summer heat, heat-styling, chlorine and environmental effects. Wash your hair regularly with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner combination to provide a regular defense against dryness. Repair dry hair with a multi-benefit leave-in conditioner such as Ion’s new Repair Solutions BB Cream, a 10-in-1 treatment that will restore and repair damaged locks.
Looking to experience a multi-faceted repair solution? Try the Ion Repair Solutions Rapid Repair Kit, which contains a protein solution formulated with strengthening ingredients that are safe for color-treated or chemically treated hair, and a hydration solution, which works with the protein solution to reduce breakage and revive damaged hair. Each treatment is paraben-free and 100% vegan.