1. Reduce Heat
We all know that heat styling is a culprit of damage year-round, but the summer can make these effects more profound. Opt for air-dry styling whenever possible, such as overnight braids for beachy wavy texture and scalp wraps for straightening and frizz-free smoothness. If you can’t avoid heat, try and let your hair air-dry for as long as possible to decrease the amount of heat styling required. We also suggest applying Amika First Base Cream, a lightweight, leave-in deep conditioner containing SPF protection or to cover up with a hat.
2. Limit Chlorine Damage
Chlorine is not your friend. It degrades even permanent color, and seriously dries out your tresses and contributes to tangling. Use a protective leave-in treatment, such as Milbon Weightless Replenishing Mist in your pool-bag to spray on before you take a dip to protect from chemicals and detangle while you swim.
3. Keratin Treatments
Seal in your hair’s moisture and protect the shaft structure with Keratin treatments. Offered for every hair type from heavily textured to fine, our Keratherapy treatments and care products create a barrier between your hair and free-radicals that lasts for 2-3 months.
4. Wash Less
Use dry-shampoos like Amika Perk-Up Dry Shampoo to refresh your locks without a full shampoo process that may require you to restyle with heat. Look for products with natural rice starch that leave no white residue even on darker shades.
5. Drink More Water
Clean hydration is key to a healthy scalp, so increasing your water intake will give your locks the lift they need. Indulge in a few too many Bellini’s by the beach? Drink equal amounts of water to counterbalance your sugar intake.