Suns Out, Buns Out.

Suns Out Buns Out! The summer months are approaching, which means… warm weather, sunshine and hanging out by the pool! Here are five tips that you can be doing to best protect your hair during this season!

Tip #1: If you are laying out by the pool or on the beach, one of the most important things you can do to save your hair from sun damage is to wear a hat. Your hair having full sun exposure for a long period of time will cause damage to your hair’s cuticle from UVA and UVB rays. Sun damage can result in many forms, like discoloration, excessive frizz and dry, split ends. We love Oway Sunway Sun Protective Elixir oil that shields your hair from the damaging effects of the sun, keeping your color safe and hair hydrated. You can purchase the products in Oway’s sun protective line through our website in our shop section.

Tip #2: Before you hop in the pool or ocean, apply a leave in conditioner to protect against the sun, keep your hair hydrated and to help with detangling before taking a shower. We love Original Mineral Know Knott Conditioning Detangler. You should always brush your hair before getting your hair wet. This is because hair is the weakest when it is wet, and is more prone to tangling. We recommend using a WetBrush to detangle your hair because it is the gentlest on your wet hair!

Tip #3: Watch out for sunscreen, especially our extension guests! Traditional sunscreens can cause permanent stains on your extension hair, and can cause discoloration to your real hair as well. Look for clean sunscreen, free of oxybenzone and avobenzone, otherwise your hair that touches the sunscreen will turn a peachy-pink color. In order to avoid sunscreen transfer, be sure to put your hair up in a top knot!

Tip #4: Visit your stylist for a treatment and gloss in between your regular scheduled appointments. Sun exposure, heat and chlorine can do some pretty serious damage if left untreated. It is important to detox your hair every so often in order to remove buildup, to refresh your color with a gloss and a treatment that will add shine and moisture. Be sure to ask your stylist when to schedule your maintenance session to keep your hair healthy during the summer!

Tip #5: Use clean, low toxic products and the appropriate hot tool heat setting best suited for your hair type! We know this is a more obvious tip, but just as equally important! A good heat protectant is an absolute must, we love Oway Thermal Stress Protector. Plus, this product protects your hair from humidity! Another important product you should be using is a nourishing oil that will keep your ends hydrated and keep those pesky fly-a-ways in place. We recommend Oway Glossy Nectar.

Summer is right around the corner, and we are just as excited as you are! Now is the time to get started on achieving those summer hair goals and creating your healthy hair plan! Click the Book Now button on our website to schedule a session with one of our stylists!

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