We've asked three industry experts for their tried, tested and true tips to gorgeous summer hair (even with all that wind, heat and oh-so-hated humidity).
I'm on a seemingly never-ending quest for my
all year long, but come summer, even more so. Summer is the time I want to test out new styles, colours, cuts. I want it straight,
, wavy, pinned back, braided and swept up (and each of those styles in a week, please), but more importantly I want it all without frizz, flyaways and the dreaded
. In my search for the
perfect summer hair
, I asked three pros to give me their best tips for summer hair protection. Trust me, these are rules that your hair should live by: [caption id="attachment_4663" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com"]
Sabrina Michals, Director of Styling Education at Bumble and bumble:
To protect hair against the drying effects of chlorine and salt water, wet hair with fresh water before entering the pool or ocean then apply a leave-in conditioner. Think of hair as a sponge - if it is already wet, it won't be able to absorb as much water once you dive in. The leave-in conditioner locks in moisture and provides an extra layer of protection.
Bumble and bumble Mending Complex
is a great option, as it not only protects hair but repairs damage from chemical treatments and color processes.
Using a silicone product when styling hair will help fight frizz brought on by humid summers and will also seal the hair shaft to protect against the drying effects of wind. Apply a few drops of
Bumble and bumble Defrizz
to damp hair then style as you normally would.
Hair tends to get oilier faster in the summer due to the warm weather, which leads many people to shampoo more frequently. However, this can strip hair of its natural moisture. To absorb excess oil without having to wash, try a dry shampoo like
Bumble and bumble Hair Powder
More hair protection tips after the jump!
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Roch Lemay, Education Director MATRIX Canada:
Keep it clean and pure:
After swimming in the pool or the ocean it is crucial to remove minerals, salts and chemical from your hair, in order to clarify your hair and restore its purity. Use
MATRIX Total Results Pro Solutionist Alternative Action
. Its chelating agent helps remove chlorine and mineral deposits, purifying and refreshing the hair to renew body and shine!
Control frizz and protect against damage:
Nothing says summer like frizzy hair! Curly haired ladies, can control that frizz with
MATRIX Total Results Curl Super Defrizzer Gel
while straight haired women can protect their hair from the humidity with
MATRIX Total Results Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil
. The Curl Super Defrizzer Gel defines and controls curls, providing maximum frizz protection and the Sleek Smoothing Wonder Oil smoothes and controls frizz for 24-hour humidity resistance.
Staying hydrated in the summer is extremely important- even for your hair! To really nourish your hair use
MATRIX Total Results Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
, followed by
MATRIX Total Results Moisture Cure 2-Phase Treatment
. The Moisture Cure 2-Phase Treatment transforms dry, lifeless hair into shiny and smooth salon touchable locks.
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Eric Gabriel, celebrity hairstylist (discovered by hair guru Oribe) and expert for heidiklum.aol.com:
Protect against sun:
KeSARI Indian Hair Serum
is a great to use on your ends and apply through your hair. Throw it up in a bun for a day (go to the beach!), your hair will look and feel amazing at the end of the day.
Protect against water:
Rene Furterer Huile Nutritive
is a waterproof, spray on serum that is amazing. It protects your hair from getting damaged from the sun while you're in the water.
Protect against wind:
Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray
is great for the east coast summer and for the wind, this stuff really works! Just spray it on slightly damp hair and blow dry. It keeps it from expanding and from getting frizzy!
What's your best summer hair protection tip? Share it with us in the comments below!