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Summertime Healthy Hair Hacks!

Summertime Healthy Hair Hacks!

Summer is here, and that means long days and hot nights! But it can also mean unnecessary damage to your hair. Luckily, Hair La Vie is here to help! By following the tips and tricks listed below, you can keep your hair healthy throughout the summertime pool parties and jacuzzi sessions.

Opt for hair-friendly swimming

We all know that swimming pools can be harsh on our hair. When hair gets wet with pool water, the shafts absorb the chlorine, which strips hair of its natural oils. If you swim frequently, the repeated drying can cause your hair's protective cuticles to crack, which leads to split ends and frequent breakage.

Here are some of the best summertime haircare hacks that will help keep your strands healthy while also letting you have some old-fashioned fun in the sun! Here’s a tip: print this out for a little cheat sheet to keep with your swimwear.

Serum to protect hair from heat

Coat the hair in a healthy oil or a silicone-based product. Hair La Vie Serum is perfect for preventing heat damage and keeping the hair’s moisture locked in, stopping chlorine damage in its tracks!

Conditioner for cuticles

Apply a leave-in conditioner like Hair La Vie’s Nº 77 Leave-In before swimming. By protecting your hair with conditioner before hitting the pool, you’ll seal the hair cuticle, which can help keep a barrier between your hair and the chlorine.

Summertime healthy hair hack, a loose bun

Avoid damaging tangles with a ponytail or braids

Try putting your hair up in a ponytail, bun, or braids. When hair is wet, especially in a chlorinated pool, it can easily become tangled. By having it up or wrapped in a bun, you can avoid tangles, which often lead to split ends and breakage.

Try an old-school swim cap

For those with dry or thick hair, try wearing a swim cap. We know it might not be fashionable, but it is effective! Not allowing the chlorine to penetrate the strands is your best defense.

Don’t forget hair aftercare

After swimming, try to wash your hair as soon as possible. Using a shampoo rich in natural oils is perfect for helping replenish your hair from any harmful exposure. Make sure to use cool or lukewarm water to seal the cuticle layer and keep the hair from drying out.

Final Thoughts

Nobody wants to enter fall with a chemical haircut or worse: chlorine-green hair! And you shouldn’t have to worry about your hair during the summer. The above tips are easy to follow for hair care protection, but it’s also important to maintain your hair all year long, giving it the love it deserves. Sticker with a shampoo and conditioner formulated with naturally sourced ingredients and nutrients, products that are easy on your hair without chemicals like parabens, and a weekly mask or some deep conditioning that can rejuvenate your hair and keep it glowing. Always remember to use good sunscreen, and most importantly, enjoy these blissful, relaxing summer days!

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