There’s the summer beach hair fantasy—natural, sun-kissed highlights; perfectly waved texture, shaped by a warm breeze. Then there’s the summer beach hair reality—strands dried out to the consistency of straw, color tones shifted by sun exposure, sweaty scalps and droopy curls. This means an array of summer hair woes! Here are strategies and solutions from 3 pros for healthy summer hair routines.
Summer causes massive amounts of thirsty strands, confirms Celebrity Stylist Monae Everett, whether it’s a result of too much pool chlorine or over-exposure to the hot summer sun. Her moisturizing weapon of choice? Conditioning hair with the Biolage Hydra Source Deep Treatment Pack. “First I recommend cleansing the hair with Biolage Clean Reset Shampoo,” she says. “It’s a deep cleanser that removes all residue and prepares the hair to receive moisture. If there is buildup on the scalp, I may treat it with an exfoliator like Biolage All In One Shampoo Scrub.” After treating hair with the Hydra Source mask, she says the deep hydration takes effect instantly and fried summer hair is revived. “For hair care throughout the summer,” she says, “I recommend cleansing with Biolage Hydra Source Shampoo and using the Hydra Source Deep Treatment Pack regularly. My clients tell me these formulas transform hair from damaged and uncooperative to hydrated, shiny, and bouncy.”
Summer + hair color = all sorts of problems. Sun, sea and chlorine can lead to vivid colors fading, the emergence of unwanted undertones and weird shades and general damage. Prevention is the key to avoiding summer color woes says Florida-based Celebrity Stylist Sunnie Brook. “Before my clients have fun in the sun, I suggest they use Biolage All In One Coconut Infusion Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray for heat and color protection,” she says. “It’s a great all-purpose formula that also keeps the hair shiny and fights frizz. I also love to spray it on the ends before swimming to protect hair from pool chemicals and make it easy to detangle after swimming.” After sun and fun, it’s mask time. Biolage Color Last Deep Treatment Pack is a must for reviving hair color. Another idea? Apply the mask to damp hair before heading to the beach. The heat will activate the formula while protecting hair, and when it rinses it out your strands will be unbelievably soft and hydrated.
Heat and humidity can take all the life out of hair, leaving strands flat and curls lacking definition. Biolage Artist Danielle Keasling has found a savior for drooping curls. “Hydra Source Detangling Solution for Dry Hair is my go-to product to hydrate and define natural texture during the summer,” she reveals. “I can use this product to lock in curl moisture without losing the bounce. It also controls frizz and flyaways.”
And remember, for some , a change in seasons calls for a change in hair care. Those with fine, straight hair, for example, may wish to switch to a volumizing regimen in the summer. Biolage Volume Bloom Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair will provide the gentle care fine hair requires without adding weight so every bit of precious volume is preserved. Get an extra boost with a hair expanding leave-in like Biolage Volume Bloom Full Lift Volumizing Spray for Fine Hair.
When Damage is Done
Summer is an especially fraught season for hair that’s already prone to damage. Plunging into the sea or the pool; basking in the sun for hours; perspiration buildup from hot temperatures can all make matters worse and lead to dryness, dullness, split ends and broken strands. “It’s super important to add products to your hair care regimen that are designed to protect hair from damage and help repair any damage that occurs,” says Everett. “Biolage All-In-One Multi-Benefit Oil is one of my favorites for protecting hair in a multitude of summer scenarios,” she says. “It contains moringa oil to help add hydration and nourishment while fighting frizz and sealing split ends. I like it because it’s lightweight and absorbs quickly so I can recommend it for any type of hair.” When hair is already damaged, Everett turns to the Biolage Strength Recovery system. The Strength Recovery Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Treatment Pack and Repairing Spray contain vegan squalene, an ingredient sourced from olive trees that protects and strengthens hair. “I love them all, but for me, the Strength Recovery Repairing Spray leave-in is a non-negotiable for damaged hair,” says Everett. “It helps detangle, it provides heat protection, and my clients see and feel a difference immediately. They say their hair is stronger and healthier. I tell people to tuck the spray into their beach bag and spritz it on while they’re enjoying the lake or the beach or the pool. Let it strengthen your hair while you’re relaxing with your book and cold drink!”