A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Hair in the Summer

Things are heating up and your hair needs a little extra love this season, but don’t sweat it - we’ve got the complete guide to taking care of hair in the summer to help you out. When the mercury rises, your hair feels the heat. Increasing temperatures, UV rays and general humidity can leave locks looking dull and feeling dry. Combine that with chlorine and seawater, and you might notice that having fun in the sun can also strip your hair of its natural oils and shine.



But if you’re wondering how to take care of your hair in summer, we’ve got you covered. Whether you're a fabulous 4C or a sleek 1A, this guide will not only help your hair survive but totally thrive through the summer months. 



Turn Down the Heat

Heat is one of the main culprits of damaged hair,  so during the Summer try not to double up on UV rays with heated styling tools. Instead, embrace your natural hair texture and try to keep styling to a minimum. After all, less time spent styling means more time catching those rays!

Pay attention to how your hair reacts to humidity and lean into it.  If you have 4A hair and above, it is a fantastic time to rock an afro, puffs, or other voluminous styles. However, if your hair's a little straighter, summer is the perfect time to crack out the sea salt spray,  and play around with creating gorgeous beach wave hair.



Have a great Detangling Routine

We’ve all had that post-beach tangle trouble. You have a day of fun, sun, and sea then realise your hair has become a matted mess in the process. But that doesn’t mean you should skip the seaside fun, you just have to get serious about detangling. 

Taking the time to detangle your hair gently will help to reduce breakage and damage - and will also make it easier to create sleek looks perfect for summer nights. Here are some of our products that can help ensure your hair is knot-free by the time you leave the villa for a night out on the town.

Everyday Detangling Spray for fine hair with wheat protein

Everyday Detangling Spray for thick hair with shea butter

The Wet Detangler Fine & Fragile

Wide Tooth Comb for 3c to 4c hair



Pre-pool Hair Routine! 

One of our best summer hair care tips is making sure you give your hair some TLC before plunging into the pool. Chlorine is a chemical that can not only leave hair feeling dry and damaged but could even impact the colour (just ask blondes who have ended up with a less-than-cute green tinge)! Hair can only absorb so much water, so making sure your hair is wet before heading to the pool will mean that you minimise the chlorine intake on your hair.

Using the Tangle Teezer Fine Mist Spray Bottle, saturate your hair with water. For extra care, mix in some leave-in conditioner to keep your hair hydrated. Comb everything through with The Wet Detangler, and you're all good to dive straight in! 


It’s not only chlorine you want to protect your hair from during summer. The sun’s UV rays can play havoc with your hairstyle, and SPF is just as important for your hair as it is for your skin and there are some amazing ones out there. 


Post-Sun Hair Routine! 

Fabulous summer hair is also about what you do when you’re out of the sun. After a day by the pool or the beach, you will probably want to give your hair a good wash. We tend to wash our hair more during the summer, so consider using a lighter shampoo to reduce the impact on your hair's natural oils. 

Many of us experience dry hair when things heat up, so after washing, we recommend doing a deep condition treatment around once a week. Whether you favour a salon-branded mask or go au naturel with a coconut oil mask, your thirsty hair will thank you! 


Cute Summer Hair Styling!

Braids are everyone's vibe this summer, no matter your hair type. Not only do they protect your hair, but they also keep your hair off your face so you look and feel cool! Looking for some summertime hairspiration? Here are some of our favourite cute summer hairstyles. 

Dutch Braids- simple and versatile, and always a favourite when you're on day 5 of a festival or beach trip. Just use the tail of the Back-Combing Hairbrush to section your hair - you could even add glitter or gems for some extra summertime sparkle. 




Space buns- Y2K is back with a vengeance this summer, and we are all on board. High-space buns keep hair off your neck and out of your face - and we are here for keeping cool in rising temperature. This look can easily be achieved with The Ultimate Styler and our new Hair Pick.




Braids and Bucket Hat- A low-maintenance hairstyle that will last all day and protect your hair from the sun. So versatile that it's perfect for a day in the park, sunbathing on the beach or partying at a festival. All you need is the original styler.



Caring for your Hair Starts at your Roots! 

Our final way to take care of hair in summer goes back to your roots - although caring for your scalp should be a year-round activity. A healthy scalp equals healthy hair and exfoliating your scalp will help to remove product build-up and promote growth. This goes for all hair types, so don't be afraid to show your scalp some love with our Scalp Exfoliator and Massager, no matter your hair texture.


So, there you have it, everything you need to know about summer hair care! Just follow these tips, your hair will be looking hot all Summer and still be in amazing condition once autumn arrives.

Tags: All