EZ Beauty: How to Combat 3 Summer Hair Dilemmas

Summer hair is supposed to be easy, breezy and carefree, but when is that ever really the case?

Humidity, damaging sun rays, and chlorine from the pool all play a part in making our hair look damaged, fried, and wear for worse during the season. However, there is hope–here are three products to try for combating common summer hair dilemmas (and if all else fails, there is no shame in donning a really great sun hat!).

Dilemma: Greasy hair, but no time to shampoo
Solution: Dry Shampoo

Osis RefreshDust 300mlProduct to try: OSiS+ Refresh Dust Texture Spray, $26, available at Schwarzkopf-Professional.ca or Schwarzkopf Professional Salons, nationwide

Dry shampoos have become very popular over the past few years because they offer a quick remedy to limp, greasy strands in between your regular shampooing days. And, hair that is not freshly washed is actually much easier to style as well. This convenient spray-able powder shampoo refreshes your hair and imparts light volume and control for styling. Just spray on in light bursts, wait a minute or two until it’s dry, and then brush firmly for best results.

 

Dilemma: Frizzy curls due to humidity
Solution: A moisture-imparting curl product

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Product to try: OGX Hydrating + De-Frizz Kukui Oil Frizz Defying Curl Cream, $9.99, available at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Target
Frizz is the enemy no matter what your hair texture is, but it’s especially frustrating for curly types. Curly hair tends to be drier and the strands will soak up the moisture from those humid summer days leaving a hot mess of a hairdo behind in their wake. To combat this, keep your coils well hydrated after washing. This product makes use of kukui oil (originally sourced as an ancient Hawaiian secret for waterproofing surfboards!). This nut oil will help combat the effects of humidity for glossy, frizz-free hair.

Dilemma: Leave-in conditioner weighing down strands
Solution: A leave-in with a weightless texture

Product to try: Kérastase Elixir Ultime Crème Fine, $54.00, available at salons and on Kerastase.ca
Leave-in conditioners can work wonders on fried hair, and can be great to slather on after your shampoo following a day at the pool. However, for those with fine hair, this can leave your strands looking limp and lifeless. This light, hydrating leave-in conditioner is specifically formulated for those with thinner hair. It features UV protection and imparts a soft, natural shine as well (and because of its light texture, you can go ahead and re-apply throughout the day when needed).