â€śSummer can be hard on hair because weâ€™re outside aÂ lot; thereâ€™s theÂ sea, sun, wind andÂ chlorinated pools to think about,â€ť says Richard Kavanagh, global creative director of Rodney Wayne. â€śYou need to have your hair cut and coloured more regularly. Colour is going to fade quicker and the ends are going to fray and get drier,â€ť says Kavanagh. He suggests rampingÂ up your salon visits pre- and post-beach season to keep hair lustrous and healthy. â€śIf your winter regime is a salon visit everyÂ six to eight weeks, aim for everyÂ five to six weeks throughout the summer months.â€ť
The warmer months wreak enough havoc on tresses without throwing heated styling tools into the equation. â€śGive your hair a break andÂ put the tools down,â€ť Kavanagh suggests. Beach waves and sea-salt sprays are nothing new, yetÂ Kavanaghâ€™s seeingÂ a growing trend towards natural styling. To create waves without using appliances, wrap slightly damp hair into a bun before you go to bed.
According to Kavanagh, adopting a summer hair-care regime is just as important as your skincare regime.â€śIf youâ€™re going to colour your hairÂ and change yourÂ cut, you need to look after it,â€ť KavanaghÂ says. Locks that are coloured frequently or are naturallyÂ dry need extra attention. â€śYou need to use a weeklyÂ deep conditioning mask or be in the salon every couple of weeks gettingÂ a prescription treatment.â€ť