As the heat rolls in, so do the summertime hair woes, and it’s not just chlorinated pool water that’s wreaking havoc on your head. With the sun more powerful here on Earth than ever before, it’s very important to protect your hair and scalp from its harmful rays. And though we may all love the post beach trip wavy hair, there are good and bad methods to achieving the look. YAROK can help you promote a healthy head and environment all summer long.
The first (and most important) step to healthy hair in the summer is about maintenance and prevention. When you know you’ll be spending lengthy periods in direct sunlight, there are a few accessories you should get in the habit of using. For example, it’s good practice to cover your head with a hat or scarf. This not only prevents sunburn at the scalp but also damage caused by UVA/UVB rays to your locks, especially if your hair is treated with color—the sun will cause it to fade. When it’s time to take a dip, there are sunscreens specifically designed for scalp that will protect as the hats are off. I recommend elementalherbs.com , It’s also a good idea to bring nourishing product with you, like YAROK Feed Your Ends which will lock-in moisture and protect from the sun’s heat (as well as hot tools).
Don’t forget to rinse your hair with clean, cold water after your swim session. When the day is done, massage YAROK Feed Your Sunshine in your hair and scalp before shampooing to restore moisture.
I also recommend treating your hair before laps in the pool as the nourishing oils in YAROK Feed Your Sunshine will block chlorine from soaking into your tresses. Afterwards, mix one teaspoon of baking soda into your shampoo (YAROK Feed Your Volume doesn’t contain parabens or sulfates). The baking soda removes chlorine left in your hair.
Styling your hair in the summertime heat can be a real nuisance. As the temperature and humidity rise in the summer, so does your hair, often becoming frizzy and unmanageable. To combat the frizz, I like to mix YAROK Feed Your Do with YAROK Feed Your Sunshine while hair is still wet. This coats your hairs, taming frizz and providing moderate hold.
If you’re hair is flat and you like to use hair spray, try YAROK Feed Your Hold as a styling lotion while the hair is wet, before you blow dry. It pumps up your hair without making it stiff or sticky while the heat is on.
If you want to achieve that natural “beachy” waves look (without the waves), mix YAROK Feed Your Roots with YAROK Feed Your Sunshine and twirl the hair section by section, starting from the bottom and going up to the roots. Note: make sure you draw your part before final sections. Then leave your hair to air dry or use a diffuser on your blow dryer.
The low ponytail/bun is another trending style this season, loose in daytime and sleek at night. Add flowers for fun or just pin it if you’ve got loose hairs. Don’t worry if the pins are showing—it’s part of the look! Just choose a color that matches your hair. If flyaways are a problem, use a dab of YAROK Feed Your Do to tame tresses.