Summer Hair Protection – Top Tips For Afro Hair

How to Take Care of Your Hair in Summer – Top Tips from Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, London

Summer can be great fun but don’t forget that the warmer months can also cause damage to afro hair.  The sun, sea salt and chlorine can all make your hair dry out which can cause it to split and break – so make sure you read our to tips to protect your hair and stock up on the best summer hair products for healthy hair!

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Protect Your Hair from Chlorine Damage

Chlorine in the pool can make your hair dry out, leading it to become brittle and prone to breaking. In terms of caring for hair when on holiday and in the pool, there are a number of things you can do.

We would recommend wetting your hair prior to taking a dip as wet hair tends to be less absorbent than dry hair, so wetting your hair before you step into the pool reduces the chances of your hair absorbing chlorine damage from the pool. 

We would also recommend that you coat your hair, when possible, with a protective layer of thick conditioner before swimming as this will prevent chlorine from entering the hair shaft, causing discolouration and dryness. After being in the pool, you should also try to wash your hair with a chlorine removing shampoo as soon as you can before applying a moisturising oil.

Once you have returned from your holiday, book into the best afro hair salon in London, Afrotherapy Hair Salon, where we can give you a deep conditioning treatment to restore the moisture back to your hair.

Prevent Hair Colour Fade This Summer

The sun can cause afro hair that has been coloured to fade. You should ensure that you cover up your dyed afro hair and use a colour protecting shampoo and conditioner to prevent your hair colour from fading. 

Smooth Out Frizzy Hair

The heat and humidity in summer dries your hair and encourages frizz, what you need is to put moisture back into your hair to help prevent frizz from forming. Moisture is an afro-textured head of hair’s best friend, so one of the best things you can do for your curls this summer is to invest in some seriously hydrating products. The most popular anti-frizz products for summer hair problems are serums and hair oils.

Our afro hair experts at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton can find the best anti-frizz products for you. We also offer a professional relaxer service which can help smooth your hair and reduce frizz.

Protect Your Hair From Heat Damage

While there are a wealth of products on the market that will promise to repair your hair from harmful UV damage and extreme humidity, the most effective solution is to protect it in the first place. Cover up your hair if possible when you’re in the sun, or at least have it tied back. We would recommend using hair products containing UV protection to prevent hair from becoming damaged, and sun protection products on any part of the scalp which make be exposed to UV rays. 

Where possible, you should restrict your use of heated styling tools, but if you absolutely must use them, ensure that you use a professional heat protection spray. 

Book Your Summer Hair Appointment at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, London

To make sure your hair looks its best this summer, book in for a hair consultation or appointment by calling our North London afro hair salon on 020 8345 5621 or book online here.