My 5-Step Summer Haircare Routine

All that extra sunshine, sweat, and saltwater calls for a new routine.

In summer, my usually straight super thick silky hair morphs into slightly wavy and slightly less thick, with a tendency to get frizzy. I’ve found the key to keeping it looking its best in summer is to shampoo less often and use key products such as a super refreshing clarifying shampoo that help maintain shine. Here are my five-steps, including my must-have products.

Step 1: Shampoo less often by using dry shampoo.

My year-round goal is to shampoo only once or twice weekly, to maintain the oils necessary to keep my hair shiny. I use Oribe Texturizing Spray as a dry shampoo (which by the way, you can actually do with any texturizing spray). Simply section off hair and spray under the hair close to scalp. Let it sit for a minute and brush out. I also use this as a texturizing styling spray after blow-dry, to add a little grit to my freshly washed hair – which tends to be too soft and limp to hold a style.

Step 2: Shampoo, Condition, Mask .

When I shampoo, I alternate between two – I use Joico Blue Shampoo every two washes, to keep my highlighted hair from looking brassy or orange. This is especially important during the summer when the sun and chlorine water from the pool can alter my hair color. For the past few months I have been testing and loving the Kerastase Reflection line that I received a sample of, including: Shampoo, Conditioner, and hair mask. More detailed review coming soon, and side note: celebrity hairstylist @AlexBrownhair also said she likes the line.

Step 3: Oil Up

After washing, I towel dry and apply Ouai Rose Oil to the bottom half of my hair. This keeps it from looking frizzy after I blow dry. Tip: A little goes a long way. Also be sure not to put too much oil near the scalp unless you are going for that ‘wet hair’ look.

Step 4: Prime Hair

I swear by priming hair before doing any heat styling. Most of the time I try to let my hair air dry until it is only just a little bit damp. Then before blow-drying, I spray Bumble and Bumble Invisible Oil Hair Primer, my absolute favorite heat protectant spray.

Step 5: Spray to hold style.

I’m not a fan of crunchy hair full of products, but if I don’t use anything, my freshly washed hair will go completely limp, so Aveda air control hair spray is my go-to for a lightweight hold.

 

 

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