Natural Beauty: Summer Care For Gorgeous Hair


The sun, the breeze and that salt-water air -- nothing beats a day at the beach to rejuvenate oneself! But, it is anything BUT rejuvenating to our hair!  All those natural elements can make those silky strands more like straw.  And, if you use blow dryers, hair straighteners, colorants or other products, as well, they only add to the detrimental effects.

It only takes a few easy measures to protect that beautiful head of hair, though. Come take a peek and find out what you can do to keep your hair bouncy and full of life before, during and after time at the beach.




How To Keep Your Hair Shiny and Lush in the Summer


I wrote about foods to pack to eat at the beach to protect your skin, but here are a few other things to throw in your bag as well as some healthy strategies to follow, too, to keep your hair shiny and lush:


1.  Be mysterious.

Find a hat or two to cover your hair and your scalp from sunburn and to even prevent skin cancer. Block out that damaging ultraviolet light (UVL) exposure. Your face and eyes are better protected, too. greatly reducing skin aging and skin cancer.

Don't miss this:  Make sure those peeps are properly protected from sun damage and aging and ensure your sunglasses have these qualities.



2.  Find an outside shower.

Outside showers scream summer and don't pass up a chance to rinse off in one whenever you can to cast away the salt or chlorine from your hair.   Put some conditioner on the ends, too, to counterbalance the exposure to the sun.


3.  Switch brands. 

Change your shampoo for the summer to a milder one and wash scalp and not ends every time you shampoo.

Don't miss this:  Ingredients that can harm and to stay away from in your shampoo selection.

The sun, salt-water and chlorine can really damage those locks! Tap here for easy, natural ways to keep that head of hair shiny and silky all summer long.  (The Health-Minded.com) #beauty #health



4.  Keep the blow dryers at home.

Allow your hair to air-dry to avoid more exposure to heat and increase breakage.



5.  Schedule a trim before you take off. 

Just trimming an inch before heading to the beach can do wonders to cut down on snarls that can form from dry ends waving in the wind at the beach.


6.  Leave it in.  

Days in the sun can lead to breakage, split-ends, and frizz. Go for the wet ,brushed-back look and spray some conditioner or light oil serums in your hair to smooth and protect it.  See more about post hydration tricks with some stuff you probably already have in your kitchen further below.


7.  Bring it up.

Put hair up so that it won't tangle as much from wind and breezes near the water and cause damage.

Don't miss this:  Fun hair styles at the beach (with tutorials).



Counteract those dry strands from a day in the sun with these 2-ingredient homemade natural hair masks to bring your hair back to life in minutes! (The Health-Minded.com) #beauty #health


2 Easy, Two-Ingredient, DIY, Hydrating Hair Masks


Counteract those snarls and dry strands and bring your hair back to life with one of these easy 2-ingredient hair masks to whip up and slather on after a day in the sun:

1. Mashed Avocado and Olive Oil

Gather:
  • 1 small avocado or 1/2 large one
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
plastic shower cap

Now do this:
  • Scoop out the avocado and put in bowl.  Blend or mash until very smooth.  No lumps.  
  • Drizzle olive oil over the avocado and blend very well.  
  • Drape a towel over your shoulders.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair, especially the ends.
  • Cover your head with the plastic shower cap.
  • Go do something relaxing and wait for at least 15 -30 minutes. 
  • Shampoo lightly and rinse well.  
  • Follow with conditioner.

2.  Coconut Oil and Egg

Gather:
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg
plastic shower cap

Now do this:
  • Melt a few tablespoons of coconut oil to just warm. A minute in the sun works great!
  • Crack egg into bowl and mix well.
  • Place towel over shoulders
  • Apply the mixture to your hair, especially the ends.
  • Cover your head with the plastic shower cap.
  • Go do something relaxing and wait for at least 15 -30 minutes. 
  • Shampoo lightly and rinse well.  
  • Follow with conditioner.
Any favorite hair tips for summer time that you care to add to the comments? Please do!

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6 comments:

  1. These are such good tips! My hair is a little crazy so it's taken me awhile to figure out a solution to summer humidity!

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    1. Humidity can be a tough one! Glad you liked the summer hair care tips, Liz.

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  2. Great hair tips for summer. Lovely that you bring these tips to Fridays Blog Booster Party #15
    Kathleen

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  3. I am going to try the coconut oil and egg for my daughters hair, she has been swimming daily and her hair has become bushy and frizzy... I think this might help to give her some gloss back.

    I have taken to pulling mine up in a pony and clip because I am walking a lot... actually a ridiculous amount and so putting it up has been protecting it xox

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    1. The mask really should help! Good for you with all the walking, Launna! Thanks for stopping in!

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