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Summer is just around the corner and if you couldn’t tell, I’m getting ready! I love the warmer months and I can’t wait to get out and have some fun. Little known fact…I love going to the beach and the pool but I can’t swim. Yep! It’s true. I would get horrible ear infections when I was a child and that kept me from learning to swim. Oh but I can tread water and float like a champ. LOL!
Anywho, I recently shared my tips on keeping my skin happy during the warmer months…now, I’m going to share my tips for keeping your hair healthy and happy during the summer.
- Protect hair with oil – Before heading out for a day in the sun or a day at the pool, apply a light coat of coconut oil to protect your hair. Or, you can use hair products with a few ingredients that will protect your hair from the sun. I personally love applying grapeseed oil before heading to the pool because it keeps the chlorine from stripping my hair and drying it out. I’ve noticed a huge difference after I started applying oil.
- Focus on your ends – When you are applying products to your hair, focus on your ends and apply the majority of the product to your ends. This will keep your ends healthy and prevents split ends.
- Protective styles – To prevent split ends or breakage year round, I always recommend protective styles. A protective style is anything that keeps your hair up and away from rubbing against your clothing, furniture, headrests, etc. My favorite protective styles are buns but I do love a good crown braid. It’s a style that you can dress up or down and it’s perfect for all occasions. Plus, I can style my hair this way and not worry about it being frizzy or having to blow dry my hair for sleekness.
- Use ouchless ponytail holders, chopsticks, or hair forks – when using the old school ponytail holders with the metal piece in the center, you may notice a ton of hair around that metal part. By switching to the ouchless types of ponytail holders or hair sticks, you will notice less breakage. Plus, chopsticks and hair forks are super cute accessories for the hair. I have a little collection.
- Deep condition regularly – Deep conditioning and adding moisture back to your hair is extremely important to prevent breakage or damage during the summer months. I personally like to cowash my hair during the summer and I follow that up with a steaming in my deep conditioner. I would also say to limit the number of times you use shampoo on your hair but if you do, be sure it is a hydrating shampoo like the Whole Blends Hydrating Shampoo.
My typical hair care steps for summer months:
Once a week, I shampoo my hair. I start by applying shampoo to my scalp and working the excess down to my ends. I don’t rub my ends together because that causes breakage. I use a smoothing motion to work the shampoo from my roots to my ends. I’m currently loving the new Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Shampoo. I love how it is hydrating and doesn’t strip my hair. Plus, the smell is awesome.
Next, I divide my hair into four sections and apply conditioner, like the Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Conditioner to each section from ends to roots. After I apply the conditioner to each section, I use my fingers to lightly detangle my hair and to massage the product into my hair. I leave the product on while I complete my shower (I normally wash my hair while I shower) before rinsing, I use my wide tooth seamless comb to fully detangle my hair.
After I finish detangling, I rinse my hair and allow my hair to air dry just a bit. I’ve learned that my hair absorbs conditioner best when it’s not completely wet.
When my hair has air dried, I apply my deep conditioner. The Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating Mask is extremely light weight but does a great job at deep conditioning. I simply rinse the mask off and allow my hair to air dry to about 80%. From there, I put my hair up in a bun or braid it up and go.
When I saw the commercial for the Garnier Whole Blends Hair Care line, I knew I had to try it out. There are several versions in the line from repairing, nourishing, refreshing, etc. I was more curious about the Whole Blends Hydrating Hair Care with Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk Extracts line because I knew this was the time of year that I start doing a little extra moisturizing to prevent my hair from drying out. I’m glad I gave it a try. My hair felt super soft even after the first time I used the line and it made my curls pop. OMG! The smell is so yummy! It doesn’t have an overly coconut scent.
At my local Walmart, they have a huge select of the whole line. I couldn’t even get all of the products in my picture. I want to pick up the Whole Blends Repairing line because it has honey and I’ll probably alternate between the two. The next time you are at your local Walmart, check out the Garnier Whole Blends section.