We’re sure you’re soaking up the summer sun and enjoying the warm weather while it lasts here in the mitten. Unfortunately, the heat and summertime activities can be harmful to your hair. But don’t worry, we’ve compiled our top tips to keep your hair smooth and shiny all summer long!

Sun Safety

Your skin isn’t the only thing that needs to be protected from the sun’s dangerous rays! Ultraviolet rays can fry your strands – just like the overuse of hot tools – and fade color-treated hair. Apply products that provide UV protection, like the Solaire Protective Summer Fluid from Rene Furterer.

Moisturize More

While taking a dip in the pool or going for a swim in the ocean may seem harmless, chlorine and salt water can take a major toll on your tresses. Both have properties that dry out hair, so be mindful to restore that moisture after! Products like Oribe’s Cleansing Creme are great for stripping out the harsh chemicals while leaving your hair feeling moisturized.

Heatless Hairstyles

The high temperatures outside are enough heat to handle. Give your hair a break (and save time in the AM) by experimenting with no-heat styles. Try washing and braiding your hair before bed to wake up with beachy, effortless waves!

Sleek Strands

We all know humidity in the summertime is no joke. Fight against frizz with a heat-protectant before styling to lock down those fly-aways all day long. Spray Fluidissime by Kerastase is great for providing control for especially unruly hair year-round, so go ahead and embrace those natural curls!