beauty tips of the day: summer solutions

summer may bring glorious visions of natural highlights and long windblown hair to some.. the reality? summer sun, spiraling hot temperatures and related humidity may damage your hair's cuticle resulting in dry, drab, split, brittle or frizzy hair and ragged ends. sun exposure can actually be just as damaging to unprotected tresses as a super hot blow dryer or flat iron. so how can you save your hair while still looking like a goddess all summer? follow these simple tips!

1. give your hair a summer shampoo break

shampoo less often to allow your hair to absorb its natural oils, or you can switch to more gentle cleansing methods which won't dry out sun exposed strands. try to opt for conditioner only or diluted shampoo for a few weeks and see the difference it makes! hair really needs to be treated more gently during the summer. you can always consider switching your shampoo for the season if you need the squeaky clean feel of shampoo, Avedas Dry Remedy collection is great to reverse the drying effects summer has on our hair!

2. back off heated hair styling tools

if you normally use hot styling tools (blow dryers, hot irons, rollers), give your hair a rest during summer months. air dry whenever possible or opt for easy chic styles. braid damp hair and leave over night which will create natural waves as the hair dries. play with half up/half down styles or boho braids and knots.

3. schedule deep conditioning treatments

utilize at home hair repair products such as Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment Masque for dry hair, Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque for sun damaged hair, or Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment for chemically desensitized hair. hair regularly exposed to the sun needs frequent deep conditioning treatments and moisture replenishment.

for extra conditioning treatment call Azalea Day Spa & Salon and schedule a Botanical Hair & Scalp Therapy Treatment, this treatment is a potent sensory experience and intense repair for hair. it begins with scalp, neck and shoulder massage—with up to 12 aroma-therapeutic essential oils—to increase scalp circulation while targeting pressure points that release tension. Then hair is treated with one of two intense repair formulas based on your hairs needs. This is the ultimate spa-like service, for your hair!

4. use protection

hanging out in the sun without protection for your hair and scalp is one of the worst things you can do during summer. Use leave in hair products with SPF protection like Avedas Sun Care Protective Hair Veil which is a lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours, it helps minimize color fadage, damage and dryness. for added protection floppy beach hats are always an option as well!

5. be religious about trims

be religious about your trims. since the summer sun can rob moisture from your tresses, make sure you have your ends trimmed every 4-6 weeks during the summer months. when your ends are fizzy, it's a sure sign that they are either damaged, split or both. h

air can get sunburned just like the scalp, the only way to deal with severely burnt hair is by trimming the damaged sections off. prevention is always the safest plan, and frizzy hair is often the result of too much time in the sun.

6. hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

while it's important to amp up your moisturizing and conditioning duties during summer months, remember to keep your hair hydrated from the inside out. d

rink plenty of liquids to keep roots and strands flush with fluids, water will also keep your skin soft and plump. while it's tempting to drink ice cold alcoholic drinks keep in mind that they can dehydrate skin and hair. water is always the best choice for a poolside thirst quencher.

call today to get your summer solution products or to schedule your next trim!

Victoria Ratliff
Azalea Day Spa & Salon
741 W. 100 N., American Fork, UT
by Rodizio Grill and the Cinemark Theaters.

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