May 01, 2012

Products for Summer Hair

I haven't done a hair post in a long time, so I think the blog is due for one.  How about now? :)

I don't know about you, but my hair completely changes from winter to summer, thus meaning I have to change my routines and my products.  In winter, my hair is dry and static prone, and in summer, my hair reacts to humidity, and looks dull because of fading and chlorine.  So what is a girl to do?  Read on to find out!

1.  Chlorine and Salt Water

  • Who doesn't love taking a dip in the pool, lake, or ocean during summer??  I know I love to!  But chlorine and salt water can wreak havoc on your hair.  Chlorine can take beautiful blondes and turn them into Swamp thing, casting a sickly green hue in your hair.  Salt water (albeit, fun to get beachy waves out of) can severely dry out hair and leave it in a state of lifelessness.
  • Remedies: Rinse hair in normal water before entering any pool or ocean.  Your hair will absorb the water and not the chemically treated or salt water resulting in less contamination.  You can also apply a leave-in conditioner to protect against UVA and UVB rays to prevent fading, and soften at the same time:
Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Hydrating Leave-In Spray $10.99

Neutrogena Silk Touch Leave-In Creme $6.99

2.  Humidity
  • I know CA's humidity is nowhere close to say, that of Florida, but any moisture in the air can cause big hair problems (pun intended ;))  You can leave the house with perfectly tousled tresses, or sleek, shiny hair, and POW!  Humidity strikes and you look like Monica Geller from Friends when the gang visits Barbados. 
  • Remedies: Ensure that you are using a quality shampoo and conditioner to make sure you hair is in the utmost of health.  Frizz happens to everyone, but healthy hair, can fight it better.  Look for an anti-frizz serum that states it will fight through humidity:
Redken Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk $17.50

KMS Flat Out Anti Humidity Spray $11.99

3.  Oil from Sweating
  • Yep.  I sweat.  A lot in summer, actually.  But how can you not when it's 105 out?  Taking showers everyday sound delicious, but constantly shampooing your hair will only dry it out.  A little oil is a good thing, but too much of it can make styling no fun.
  • Remedies: Invest in a clarifying shampoo and use once a week.  This will help to really deep clean your hair after all those long days of swimming and surfing.  And definitely invest in a dry shampoo.  Even if your "next day" hair is going to be a ponytail, a little dry shampoo at the roots can create some great texture, and it will keep you from looking like an oil slick:
Got2B Rockin' It Dry Shampoo $6.49

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo $17.95

Now, stop messing with your hair and get outside and enjoy the sunshine! <3 


Jenna said...

I love the Big Sexy Hair products and have always wanted to try a dry shampoo but I have never really known what to look for and something fairly inexpensive.

Caitie said...

I haven't tried any of these, I may need to make a trip to the drugstore later on :)


TheTinyHeart said...

I need to try that anti-humidity spray. My hair and humidity do NOT get along. Not only does it frizz, but if I straighten it, the humidity will make it wavy again. Drives me nuts!

The Tiny Heart

The Key To Chic said...

Dry shampoo is a lifesaver. I can't believe that I spent years washing and styling my hair each and every day. Now I save so much time by washing less often. I also have static issues during fall and winter. Your tips are so helpful, and fun to read. Thank you!

Joandy said...

out of them all, i used dry shampoo once in a while when i too lazy to wash my hair, i think it worked:))

Well... said...

Oooh, I'm going to need that Neutrogena leave-in conditioner for this summer!
My hair gets dried out from being out in the sun all the time.
Great hair post Toni! :)

Trendy Teal

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songbird said...

great list of products...i need to find these...

Josie said...

Thanks for this list Toni! I am a hair idiot so this is quite helpful. I was actually at Target and bought dry shampoo for the first time! Though I didn't see the brand you listed, I would have picked that one up instead. They only had a brand I am not familiar with and it was really cheap so I'm a tad worried it won't work well..... we'll see!

Also I've been using that Organix oil and what a difference! I even gave some to my Mom, cos she has gross crunchy hair and she said she noticed a HUGE difference!!! Thank you so much! I definitely trust your advice and can't wait to try some of this out.

Hannah said...

lovely post! I know what you mean about chlorine in pools! it wreaks havoc with my skin cos of my eczema :(
I like the keraste heat protection cream. I tend to rinse my hair after coming out of the sea, then smooth some of that on my hair afterwards


S. Lopez said...
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S. Lopez said...

Lovely post, really handy list of products!


Ashley K said...

Humidity is my worst enemy I'll have to check those out!

Floortje said...

I really like your blog dear!
Keep posting!

Estilo Hedónico said...

I love it!!! :)


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Suzie Q said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for all the great tips. You have such a lovely blog =)

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t said...

Nice tips!

Tere Ávila said...

great post and products honey, i really love them!!
nice to meet your blog!