Protecting your hair for summer
While it is perhaps one of our favorite seasons, along with the sunshine and glorious days spent at the beach, the summer sun can cause more damage to our hair than any other time of year. While it is a good idea to change your products as the season changes, we recommend that you start a little earlier, protecting your hair before the temperature soars. Read our expert tips below to ensure that your hair is protected and at its best this summer!
Repair the damage
If your hair seemed to have gotten damaged during winter, then the first thing you need to do is to reverse that damage as much as possible. The reason for this is because if you go into Summer with already dry or damaged hair, then spending time outside coupled with humidity and sweat, can cause your hair to become dry and brittle while your scalp becomes greasy.
We recommend investing in a good quality hair masque to help nourish and strengthen your hair. Our top pick is the Balmain Repair Masque since as it is specifically made for overprocessed, damaged hair. This luxurious masque works on weak and brittle hair, adding strength, moisture, and shine. Apply it 1 -2 times a week before rinsing out gently with luke-warm water.
Always add SPF
While SPF for hair is not generally discussed, it is super important to make sure that you protect your hair as you do your skin. A product formulated with SPF is a must in summer as it prevents the hair from color fade, damage, and most importantly, dryness. The Balmain Sun Protection Spray ticks all our boxes and helps to shield the hair from sun damage, UVA, and UVB rays. It also works to soften and protect hair that is being over-exposed to the sun, chlorine, or the salty seawater.
Make multitasking work
While summer is the time for enjoying the sun and spending hours outdoors, it is very important to make sure that you are nourishing and protecting your hair at all times. Lucky for you, we do understand that you cannot be expected to carry a multitude of products on hand for a day at the beach so if you had to choose one to keep on hand, then make it the BioSilk Silk Therapy 17 Miracle leave-in conditioner.
Infused with Silk, it works to reconstruct damaged hair and is great for summer since it helps to control and combat fly-aways and frizz. We love that it adds incredible shine to your hair while protecting it from environmental damage. Making it the perfect product to use between seasons!
Invest in a hat
Even though a day spent at the beach, mountains, or anywhere outdoors sound heavenly, if your hair is not protected then you might find yourself trying to reverse the damage caused for days after. If you are planning on spending some time outside, then make sure to cover up with a wide-brimmed hat that covers the top of your head and part of your face. However, be sure to give your hair a good wash when you’re home to reduce any sweat or grease build-up!
Pro-tip: before putting on your hat and setting out for the day, add a generous spritz of the Balmain Leave-in Conditioning Spray to ensure that your hair stays smooth, soft and protected all day!
Wash with care
While hair should be washed gently all year round, this is especially important in Summer.
The Balmain Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner is a luxuriously formulated duo that gently cleanses the hair and scalp while adding elasticity and shine to your strands. Hair is highly nourished and protected from UVA and UVB rays while your scalp is left feeling clean, revitalized, and healthy.