At DeWeese Design Salon, we love summer. The kids are out of school, there are festivals and events to attend, and there’s more time to spend with friends and family. However, although there are many good things about summer in Indiana, it does come with its own set of challenges. Harsh summer sun can be damaging to hair and skin, and the sweltering temperatures can make it tough to look your best all season long. That’s why our team is sharing our favorite summer hair care tips so you can enjoy healthy hair this summer.

Summer Hair Care

1. Minimize Exposure

The two main things that damage your hair in the summer are the sun and chlorine. So, the first step to keeping your hair healthy is to minimize exposure to these two elements as much as possible. Whenever you’re outside for a long period of time, wear a hat or scarf over your hair to reduce fading and keep you hair healthy. Additionally, get in the habit of wetting your hair down before you swim in a chlorinated pool and rinsing it out afterward. Because dry hair is more absorbent, wetting it with tap water beforehand will reduce the amount of chemicals it absorbs.

2. Wash Less

This tip is relevant all year long, but is especially beneficial in the summertime. While you may feel the urge to wash your hair more often in the summer because of oil or sweat buildup, you shouldn’t. Washing your hair too much strips your hair of its natural oils, causing it to produce more oils. Washing your hair as little as possible will keep your hair healthy and naturally nourished.

3. Keep It Loose

Finally, when you style your hair this summer, choose styles that are loose and comfortable. We understand why a tight braid might be tempting to keep your hair out of your eyes on a beach day, but it can actually be harmful to your hair. Loose buns, braids, or other styles can still help keep your hair controlled and minimize sun exposure without damaging or breaking your hair.

The knowledgeable stylists at DeWeese Design Salon in Plainfield, IN, can help you keep your hair healthy and beautiful all summer long. Contact us today at (317) 271-8000 to set up an appointment or for recommendations on conditioning treatments or products to use in summer.

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