Hair Must-Haves For the Summer
With the weather warming up and summer just around the corner, we often find ourselves pulling our hair up into a bun or a quick ponytail to keep cool. What we don't realize is that sometimes these quick up-do's may be causing damage to our hair and hair follicles. That being said, we wanted to share a list of products we love for keeping our hair protected and healthy through the summer months!
Microfiber Hair Towel
If you're like me, drying your hair can sometimes be a drag. My hair is long and thick and drying it can take time. I find these hair towels to be great for cutting down dry time and being gentle enough to avoid damaging my hair.
After drying my hair with the microfiber towel, I always use a hair oil. I've been using this hair oil all year round for the dry winters and the sun damaged summers. I find it keeps my hair feeling moisturized and keeps the tips from drying out, which can easily happen if you're in the sun, ocean, or pool!
Moisturizing Hair Mask
If you tend to spend lots of time outdoors, you'll definitely benefit from a good hair mask! There are plenty of great hair masks on the market. This one from Ouai smells delicious, restores hydration, repairs damage, and adds shine. They offer two different masks depending on if your hair is thick or fine.
Dyson Airwrap Styler
This might be one of my all time favorite hair tools. The best thing about it is it uses far less heat than your regular curling or straightening iron and styles your hair with extra volume! The Air Wrap comes with different attachments for drying, curling, and straightening so you always have options! And who doesn't want options?!
Hair Claws over Hair Ties
Gone are the days of the super tight pony tails and messy buns! Putting your hair up in a tight sleek pony or bun can be detrimental on your hair follicles from the constant pulling. It can cause inflammed and damaged hair follicles resulting in hair loss in certain areas of trauma! In addition, using hair ties can cause breakage and bending of your strands. To avoid these problems, we like to opt for a hair claw. They come in different sizes and gorgeous colors - they'll be your new favorite accessory! We've even spotted celebs like Hailey Bieber and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with these in their hair. Check out our full collection of hair claws here.
Scalp and Hair Sun Protectant
We often forget about the skin on our scalp, which is sensitive and can burn easily as it's usually directly exposed to the sun. Use a UV protectant to protect from root to tips like this one from Coola which is packed with plant-based antioxidants and has SPF 30.
In conjunction with your scalp SPF, a hat is super important to act as a shield from the strong UV rays. The bucket hat is back and we're not mad at it! The all around brim makes it ideal for shielding the sun from our scalps, hair, and our face. This one from Nike comes in the cutest lilac shade!
Not TOTALLY necessary, but nice to have! After a long day out on the beach or a full day of outdoor activities, your hair can get a little grimey. Spritz a little bit of this Gisou hair perfume in your mane, pull it back with a hair claw, and feel instantly refreshed and ready to head for happy hour drinks. The mini size lasts forever too!
Share your hair must-haves with us and tag us @theglitzroom!