From relaxing poolside to fun BBQs to stopping for an ice cream on a leisurely stroll, summertime means a lot of fun in the sun. Yet all those UV rays and humidity can be extra taxing on your hair. Check out these genius hot weather hair hacks to help your tresses shake the summertime blues and be looking healthy and gorgeous all season long.
Avocados To The Rescue
After continuous days of fun in the sun your hair can start to rack up serious damage. For extra protection and a serious surge of moisture, just whip up a simple hair mask of 1 medium avocado and 2 tablespoons honey.
Twice As Nice
This chic look is actually two looks in one! Day 1 roll up your tresses in your headband for a super cute up-do. Day 2 release for perfect, beachy waves.
You don't need a shelf full of expensive products to achieve the perfect summer waves. Use this guide to make your own at home!
Green Be Gone
A little too much time at the pool? Help rescue your hair from that unsightly green tint with this super simple DIY remedy. Simply mix baking soda with water to form a paste, massage into hair and shampoo and condition as normal.
Prevent the Damage
An incredibly easy way to help avoid chlorine damage in the first place is to wet your locks with cool water before diving in. Your hair will already be saturated thus will not absorb as much of the pool water.
Safely lighten your tresses with this genius hair hack. Mix together 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, a few drops of olive oil and a small handful of conditioner and let the mixture sit for a half hour. Coat and work into hair, secure in a shower cap, and leave on overnight. Wash out in the morning to reveal your new beautiful hue (that will smell AMAZING too).
Sleek And Chic
Avoid the heat (and the added damage) of using your blow dryer and try rocking one of these super chic wet hairdos.
Bye Bye Frizz
Frizz doesn't stand a chance against this DYI coconut oil hair mist. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of coconut oil into a small bottle and add warm water (to quickly melt the oil). Secure, shake, spray and you're good to go.
To combat oil buildup between showers, after the gym or before a night out after a hot day try this amazingly simple DIY dry shampoo with only two ingredients!
New French Twist
Try this adorable upside-down french braid bun for those extra hot days when you NEED your hair off your neck. Cute and causal, this style is great with shorts and a flowy tank to your sleek evening maxi dress.
Wake up to gorgeous waves with this simple tip. Section off and braid your hair using paper towels. The towels help to absorb the extra moisture to help ensure your locks will be dry come morning.
Use the heat to your advantage! Smooth moroccan oil into your tresses then secure hair in a coiled bun before your morning workout. Your natural body heat will create a natural hot-oil treatment. After your morning shower your locks with be extra soft and shiny.
Get added use out of your lip balm by using it as a quick fix to smooth down stubborn baby hairs and fly-aways on your summer up-dos.
Braids and buns are summer essential styles. Combine the two is this messy chic look to upgrade your summer hair!
Leave It In
Place your favorite leave-in conditioner or simply use coconut oil in your tresses and secure in a bun to help moisturize and protect sun damaged hair. Bonus: once you shake out your bun you have instant beachy waves!
Rinse and Repeat
Before your next shampoo rinse your locks with apple cider vinegar to help remove product build-up and excess oil. Your light and voluptuous hair will thank you.
On those extra humid days dab a tiny amount of a skin healing ointment onto just the ends of your strands to prevent frizz! Be careful not to overdo it, which can leave your hair looking greasy.