Achieve the effortless, French-inspired no-style look that’s been seen everywhere from Parisian streets to Cap Ferrat beaches this summer by taking care of your hair.
Whether you’re worried about dryness, frizziness, split ends, or oiliness, nourish and protect your locks with these simple yet effective tips from experts! Enjoy gorgeous summery tresses in no time at all!
Curly, Straight, or Wavy— Create a Beachy Look!
If your hair is fine or lacks body, spritz volumizing mist or salt spray onto the roots for a Brigitte Bardot-esque boost. This will also double as an instant refresher for second-, third-, and fourth-day hairstyles!
For thicker locks, curl cream is ideal to define and revive curls. To really maximize its effects, apply it directly when damp – this way the cuticle can absorb more of the product while blow drying or air drying!
Protect Hair From the Heat With Hats and Oils
To protect your hair from being stripped of its shine and color from the intense UV rays, salty ocean water, and chlorine-filled pools. Rely on plant oils to get those precious jobs done!
Curls often have difficulties maintaining hydration through their lengths, so using a light oil like sweet almond can really penetrate deep into the strands for maximum nourishment; lavender is also great as it helps protect against brassiness. And don’t forget to throw on that hat; your locks need protection too! Sun damage isn’t something you want any part of.
Cut Back on the Frequency of Shampoo Use
For optimal results, less is more when it comes to shampoo. Instead of washing every day, try just one or two times a week with a detergent-free product instead. Even if you have oily hair, reducing the frequency will aid your scalp in regulating excess sebum production.
Also note that you only need to use very little shampoo – often we tend to overuse! When dispensing product into your hands, add some water and emulsify for the best effect.
Consider Leave-in Conditioner to Be Your Styling Partner!
When blow-drying or air-drying your hair, leave-ins can protect against damage caused by heat as well as frizz. In particular, conditioner is especially useful for curly hair, which often lacks moisture and may be more subject to humidity and other environmental factors.
However, if you have very fine or oily roots, it might not be necessary to use both shower conditioners and leave-ins—they could just weigh the hair down instead!
Embrace a Frizz-Free Look with just One Blowout!
If you have to use a blow-dryer, remember to keep it an arm’s length away from your hair. The heat can cause damage that leads to frizz in the future, so be sure not to get too close!
Hydrate, Hydrate, HYDRATE
Keep your locks looking glossy and healthy with hydrating products that protect against the effects of extreme temperatures. For maximum moisture, use a hair mask once per week – it’ll leave your tresses nourished and resilient for up to seven days!
No matter what elements you put them through, be it styling, sun damage, or chlorine-filled pool water, your mane will always bounce back in pristine condition.
To protect your hair from heat damage, it is vital you take a preventative approach. Utilize curl cream or oil before blow-drying and use the diffuser to ensure your locks remain hydrated.
However, if possible, attempt to ditch the hairdryer altogether and instead allow your strands to air dry with only some hair cream for moisture; resist touching them throughout this process as brushing/combing can create frizz!
To achieve glossy, ultra-soft hair that will last all week, use a blow dryer to deep condition your locks! Start by applying an oil or mask to dampened strands.
Then take the blowdryer and move it over your entire head at a safe distance while ensuring even heat distribution so the product can penetrate inside each strand. Finally rinse off with lukewarm water and be dazzled by how smooth and shiny your mane looks in just one day after using this method!
Healthy Scalps Lead to Healthy Hair
Nurturing your scalp is fundamental for healthy hair, a point I’ve always advocated. To support circulation and nourish the scalp, incorporate breathing exercises, yoga positions, and regular scalp massages into your routine. Doing this will help you maintain a luscious head of locks!