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A Guide to Healthy Summer Hair

Summer can be tough on your hair. But don't worry, we have a host of haircare tips and tricks, from anti-frizz serums to coconut oil for your hair.

We all know how summer can be a burden on our hair's healthy appearance. Often, the sun can cause our hair’s colour to fade out, tips to dry or frizz, and roots to become greasy. Yet, getting and keeping healthy looking hair in the summer couldn't be easier, you just need to adapt your hair care regimen to suit the weather! We suggest caring for your hair using products inspired by nature, so it’s time to put on your hat and maybe try a batch of coconut hair oil.

1) Treat yourself to a trim
Before you head off into the sun, book yourself in for a simple trim. Your hair will be revived, knot up less, and generally cope better with dry conditions and chlorine or salt water – which contribute to damaged hair. Plus, this way you’ll use less conditioner or coconut hair oil.

2) Keep your colour for longer
Got a fabulous hair colour? Afraid it will fade and go all brassy? Treat your hair like you do your skin. Before you go swimming, coat your hair in a leave-in conditioner or spritz it with a UV hair protection spray. This layer of hair conditioner will not only block out damaging UV rays and salt or chlorine, but it will keep your hair nourished and sleek.

3) Smooth out that frizz
There's nothing worse than trying to tame frizzy hair in the summer. The key is keeping your hair well-conditioned all the time with a combination of conditioning shampoos and intensive hair treatments, just like the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food 3-in-1 Hair Mask Treatment, not to mention cutting back on blow drying and straightening. For a last-minute smoothing tip, try a hair serum: just a few drops worked into your hair will keep it sleek for your big night out.

4) Try oils and foods
More and more people are lauding the effects of natural ingredients, such as coconut oil for hair and skin. Try a leave-in coconut oil, a proven effective conditioner like the Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Coconut Oil 3-in-1 Hair Mask Treatment for Curly Hair. Remember, what you eat has an impact too, and high protein foods like fish, eggs, and nuts, along with high-oil delicacies like avocado, are great ways to get healthy looking hair!

5) Water, water everywhere!
Last but definitely not least, HYDRATE! There is no better way to ensure healthy looking hair, skin...everything!


Summer Hair Ideas

As summer approaches, so do the inevitable days spent relaxing by the seaside and lounging by the pool. These 5 little tricks will keep your hair happy and healthy as you celebrate hot summer days.

1) Braids
Braid your hair when you’re going to be hanging around the beach so that it stays perfect throughout the day. You can swim and bathe without your hair being affected, and when you loosen your braids, you’ll have flowing, gorgeous waves!

2) Ballerina bun 
Tie your hair up into a ballerina bun on top of your head to maintain an exquisite, clean look all day long. This look is particularly resistant to swimming, as well as the sea breeze and windy weather! 

3) Ponytail
Wearing a ponytail in the summer is effortless and classic, a great way to show off your bronzed face and shoulders. It’ll keep the hair out of your face (particularly important when you’ve got sun cream on), and it is easy to style. 

4) Use a bandana
Protecting your hair with a bandana, diadem, scarf, or turban will not only protect your hair from UV rays but also keep it out of your face and from coming into contact with sun cream. 

5) Protect hair with a straw hat
This summer classic will undoubtedly work like a charm with your holiday look. The more elaborate and quirkier your straw hat the better! A hat will not only protect your hair from UV rays and wind, but will also protect you from sunstroke and keep your face in the shade. 


Summer Hair Protection Tips

Keeping your hair perfect in the summer is a relatively easy feat using these little tricks, but also make sure you’re using an effective hydrating conditioner to keep your hair nourished. Avoid overusing the hairdryer in summer (what’s the need, really?), and make sure you stay well hydrated yourself to keep your hair happy and healthy.

Take a look at how to save your hair this summer by building a coconut oil hair conditioner barrier and more. There are thousands of supposedly ‘summer-tailored’ hair care products out there, some more effective than others. Here are a few absolute essentials!

1) Dry shampoo
As your hair gets greasy in the heat, try a dry shampoo to keep it nourished, whilst getting some control back.

2) Try a coconut hair oil conditioner
Apply a leave-in serum before you head into the sun or sea and your hair will be protected from all sorts of damage. Browse through Garnier Hair Mask products for a great hair reinforcer or a coconut oil hair conditioner, or even some shea butter.

3) Use a clarifying shampoo
With the wonders of modern hair care products, you can get fantastic cleansing, clarifying shampoos that are great once a week for getting rid of product build up.

4) Anti-frizz hair oil
A teeny tiny amount of coconut infused anti-frizz hair oil can really help to ensure sleek, healthy looking hair, no matter what havoc the heat and humidity has been wreaking on it!