Wondering how to manage hair during the summer season? We at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College in Sacramento deal with the hot sun more than most and have some tips and tricks for you to use so that your hair, and your clients’ hair, will stay healthy and beautiful all season long.
We all know that summertime can be extra hard on hair. People tend to swim a lot during the summer, which can expose hair to harmful chemicals. Sometimes summer hair is damaged when it’s tied up in rubber bands constantly. Often, summer hair gets sweaty, which means we have to find ways to keep it clean without washing it a lot (which can dry some hair and make some more oily).
Added to the laundry list of summer hair challenges, the hot and blazing summer sun can wreak havoc on hair color. With potential problems for keeping summer hairstyles looking gorgeous also come great solutions, however.
Take a look at a few of the ways that you might experience summer challenging you or your clients’ hair. Then, make note of the ways you can manage summer hair during a season that’s supposed to be lighthearted, casual and fun.
Cover It Up!
If you use a hat or scarf to cover your hair when you’re in the sun, you’ll give it a layer of UV protection, and also help your scalp stay moisturized. You’ll reduce damage done by wind and allow your hair color to last longer, too.
Wear Loose Comfortable Hairstyles
During summer, it’s tempting to keep hair up in ponytails or buns. While we know it’s hot, and up-do’s make easy hairstyles when you’re active, make sure that you pull your hair up loosely. Choose messy braids or tousled topknots that don’t tug on your hair or your scalp.
Wash Your Hair Less Often
Even though you might be getting more oils in your hair during summer, washing frequently is not necessary the best solution. Washing hair often can strip your scalp of its natural oils, so it then rebels and produces even more oil to counterbalance things. Just wash your summertime hair a couple of times a week, and always after you’ve been in chlorine water or in the ocean water.
Reduce Blow Drying Time During the Summer
Summer hair is going to be getting enough heat already, so you don’t want to add more heat by blow drying your hair all of the time. Consider letting summer hair air-dry and then just touching it up lightly with a curling iron. Or, blow dry minimally and finish up with an air-dry and light curling iron instead.
Condition and Seal Your Hair in Summer
During summer, make sure you use a very good conditioner after every shampoo to lock in moisture. Also, keep a gentle spritzer with you in case you need to touch up your summer hairstyle during the day. Quick touch-ups are often all you need to transition from a daytime to an evening version of your look.
These are just a few of the easy ways to better manage hair during the summer season. When you’re a Future Professional at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI, you will learn many other fun tips and tricks to keep hair looking its best, all year-round.
If you’re interested in our cosmetology program, apply today and begin your exciting journey in the world of fashion and beauty!