How to Get Healthy Hair in Hot Weather
We all know that too much heat can damage your hair, so if you’re using hair straighteners or a blow-dryer every day, you already know to give your locks a little TLC every time you style. But what about everyday heat? In a hot, dry climate your hair can become easily damaged by constant exposure to intense UV rays and hot wind. It’s almost like nature’s hair-dryer has it in for your hair! Luckily, there are things you can do to protect your crowning glory, depending on what type of hair you have.
A cascade of curls tumbling over your shoulders looks gorgeous, but if your curls are starting to lose their bounce or the humidity sends you into a frizz, you need a moisture-rich regime to restore a little life into your hair. Start off with a rich shampoo that will really restore those curls, such as Maui Moisture Curl Quench Coconut Shampoo. This gloriously rich shampoo is specially designed for thick, curly hair. Team it up with Maui conditioner and you’ll be able to tame those curls no matter how hot things get. If you’re styling regularly using heat then add a barrier to stop any damage by spritzing your hair with Bed Head Beach Bound Protect Spray to get that tousled, beach look.
Dry hair is susceptible to even more damage in a hot, dry climate, and needs plenty of moisturising every time you wash and style your locks. Maui Moisture Nourish and Moisture Coconut Milk Shampoo is specially designed for dry hair, giving it a drenching of moisturiser that’ll bring the shine back. Team it up with a moisturising conditioner and make sure you treat it regularly to a deliciously creamy Oblepikha Siberica Hair Mask treatment to protect it from damage during styling.
Fine hair needs to look thicker and glossier, and is also easily damaged if you over-do the heat treatments. Our top tip: allow fine hair to dry naturally occasionally rather than using heat every time so that it has a chance to bounce back and regain some of its natural oils. We love Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment, which will give you a glossy, shiny look and protect your hair against heat damage.
Long hair can suffer from being oily at the roots and brittle at the tips. The trick with long hair is to use leave-in conditioners and concentrate them at the tips, such as OGX Hydrate + Repair Argan Oil of Morocco - Creamy Hair Butter. Make sure you banish split ends either by getting your stylist to trim the tips regularly, or if you notice a few breakages before your next appointment, give the tips a quick spritz with Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey Hairista Split End Repair.
Just as we cover up our skin to protect it from the damaging UV rays of the sun, another simple way to protect your hair is to wear a headscarf or hat. Not only will this keep the sun from drying out your locks, but it’ll stop long hair or curls getting tangled too.
Treat your hair with plenty of care and you’ll be able to shine with catwalk-style curls and luscious longer locks every day, no matter what the weather.