Throughout summertime, your hair can be harder to style and a little more unruly as a result of the humidity and heat.

As we have had this past week, heat waves can play even more havoc with your hair. Local salon owner and award-winning hairdresser, Simon Hill has put together some top tips to help manage your summertime hair this year.

During summertime, the products you use on your hair make the world of difference. You want to treat it to hydrating, nourishing products from your shampoo through to your finishing serum. Drink lots of water to hydrate your hair from the inside out and pair that with a thirst-quenching shampoo to lock in moisture and reduce frizz from your hair.

Another product you simply can’t be without (all year round) is a good heat protectant. My top tip for summer is to find one that also protects your hair from UVA/B rays as they can damage your hair too. It’s like your SPF for your face – you wouldn’t go out without that on and your hair should be the same. Make sure to be generous when applying this and always before using any heated styling tools.

Whilst it’s tempting to let your hair dry naturally in the summertime, this isn’t always the best option for your hair. Your hair is in its most vulnerable state when wet. Therefore to jump into bed with damp hair isn’t a good idea. Your pillow will create friction and can lead to damage and/or breakage as it’s easily damaged when wet. If you want to dry your hair naturally I recommend styling your hair into your favourite braid to allow it to dry and create a gorgeous heatless wave at the same time.

When it’s hot outside we all want to wear t-shirts and tie-up hair away from our face and off our neck. I totally recommend experimenting with styles during summertime but be mindful of what you go for and the hair tie you use. To avoid breakage I recommend an Invisibobble or a silk hair tie. I also recommend going for a loose ponytail towards the nape of your neck or a soft bun twisted into your hair. Extremely sleek and harsh top knot style buns can cause tension around your hairline and create damage if worn often. Embrace that undone boho vibe this summer and your hair will thank you.

Lastly, I love hair accessories during summertime. You can use one to tie up some of your hair away from your face or to add a little glam to your ponytail or braids. Have some fun with this!

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