âSummer can be hard on hair because weâre outside aÂ lot; thereâs theÂ sea, sun, wind andÂ chlorinated pools to think about,â says Richard Kavanagh, global creative director of Rodney Wayne. âYou 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 says Kavanagh. He suggests rampingÂ up your salon visits pre- and post-beach season to keep hair lustrous and healthy. âIf your winter regime is a salon visit everyÂ six to eight weeks, aim for everyÂ five to six weeks throughout the summer months.â
The warmer months wreak enough havoc on tresses without throwing heated styling tools into the equation. âGive your hair a break andÂ put the tools down,â Kavanagh suggests. Beach waves and sea-salt sprays are nothing new, yetÂ Kavanaghâs 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.âIf youâre going to colour your hairÂ and change yourÂ cut, you need to look after it,â KavanaghÂ says. Locks that are coloured frequently or are naturallyÂ dry need extra attention. âYou need to use a weeklyÂ deep conditioning mask or be in the salon every couple of weeks gettingÂ a prescription treatment.â