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5 Ways to Protect Your Hair When You're on the Water

Updated: Jul 2

The summer months are all about fun in the sun and celebrating with friends and family. Whether you're spending the day at the beach, by the pool, or on a boat, it's essential to keep your hair protected from the elements. Here are five important and fun tips to ensure your hair stays healthy and gorgeous while you enjoy the warmer weather:

1. Pre-Swim Prep

Before diving into the water, prep your hair with a protective leave-in conditioner or oil treatment. We like the Redken hair product line, because they have a variety of products to choose from. Our salon also stocks various travel sizes, perfect for luggage check-ins, ensuring your hair stays healthy. These products create a barrier that helps prevent chlorine or saltwater from stripping your hair of its natural oils. Plus, they add an extra layer of hydration to combat dryness caused by sun exposure.

We recommend damping your hair with filtered water from a shower, sink, or water bottle before you apply these products. Let them sit for a good ten minutes before touching your hair again. In addition to Redken, we love other top brands like K18 and Amika.

2. HATS!!!!

Make a fashion statement and shield your hair from the sun's harmful UV rays by wearing a trendy wide-brimmed hat or a cute baseball cap. Not only does it protect your scalp and hair, but it also adds a chic touch to your beach or poolside look. Opt for hats made from breathable materials like straw or cotton to keep your head cool. This is a great way to keep your color-treated hair fresh and protect your skin and scalp..

3. Rinse Right After Swimming

After a refreshing dip, rinse your hair with fresh water immediately. This helps wash away chlorine, salt, and any other chemicals that can cause damage if left to linger. If possible, use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner to replenish moisture and keep your hair looking vibrant. Don't worry! We can keep the “beachy volume” In your hair by adding in texture spray!

4. Embrace Protective Hairstyles

Protective hairstyles like braids, twists, or buns are perfect for water activities. Not only do they keep your hair neatly tucked away, minimizing exposure to harsh elements, but they also reduce tangles and breakage caused by wind and water. Experiment with different styles to find one that suits your vibe and keeps your hair safe. Claw clips are also an easy and effective way. It is one less hair band to keep track of and they are super easy to clip onto your beach bag. We sell a variety of Teleties at the salon, and are in stock, right when you walk in the door!

Post-Swim TLC

Give your hair some post-swim TLC with salon-grade products from Pureology or Mizani and save 15% in July while you're at it. These treatments help repair any damage caused by sun, salt water, or chlorine exposure while restoring moisture and improving hair texture. Treat yourself to a pampering session at home or visit your favorite salon for a professional treatment to revive your locks. Check back next week for a more in-depth dive into the benefits and whys behind trending hair masks!

Celebrate the Gorgeous Summer with Healthy Hair- and Stay Gorgeous!

This summer, enjoy the fun and sun with confidence, knowing that your hair is protected and looking fabulous. With these five tips, you can maintain healthy, beautiful hair while soaking up the sun and enjoying the water. Make sure to tag us in any of your summer hairstyles. Cheers to a fun-filled and hair-safe summer!

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