Summer hair is always fun normally your tresses are free and protective styling may be less frequent. As it gets hot the heat from the sun and air can lead to dryness just as it would during the winter time. Here are some tips for summer-rizing your hair.
Co wash often – The extra water applied to your strands can help with moisture retention and overall reduction of dryness. Additionally using only conditioner does not strip the hair of its natural oils like a sulfate laden shampoo would. Try to choose conditioners that do not have silicones that coat the hair to give the appearance of moisture.
Deep condition often – deep conditioning adds more moisture which combats the effects of the natural heat your hair is exposed to during the summer.
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