You can leave your hat on
A healthy scalp equals healthy hair – so protect your head from burning in the sun with UV protection spray or (even better) a hat. Covering your head will protect your hair from the drying effects of the sun and wind, as well as keep your head cool.
Don't skip conditioner
It’s easy to forget how much stress our hair and scalp go through over the summer, thanks to all the added sun, humidity and heat. Avoid damage before it starts by using a conditioner such as Head & Shoulders Repair & Care after every shampoo. It’s formulated to leaving your hair strong, soft and beautiful.
Embrace natural styles
Summer is the best time to experiment with natural looks. Give your hair a break from styling with relaxed, holiday-inspired styles such as loose braids or a high bun. They’ll help to keep your hair in good condition – plus wearing your hair up in high temperatures is amazing for staying cool.
Try cold styling and air drying
Cold styling (when you style your hair damp and leave it to set) and air drying (when you leave your hair to dry naturally) are both a dream in the summer when you don’t want to get anywhere near a hairdryer.
Try braiding your hair before bed when it’s still damp for natural waves in the morning. Or work some texturizing balm into the mid-lengths and ends of post-shower hair, then leave it to dry naturally for a beachy texture.
Keep your hair shiny and frizz-free between washes with a touch of leave-in conditioner at the mid-lengths and ends of your locks. It will help protect the hair from the elements and smooth the cuticle for shiny, swishy tresses.
Investing in a detachable diffuser for your hairdryer will also help to create natural waves with less frizz and less heat. And when blow drying, always point the airflow down along the shaft of hair to get the glossiest look possible.
What are your ultimate summer hair care tips? Share them with us in the comments below.