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Essential Summer Hair Care Tips

Keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long!!

1. Cover up!

Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture. It will reduces damage caused especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair. Even your scalp can get burned just like the rest of our skin so this tip is an important one!

2. Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles

A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Be sure your hair is dry when tying it up because a wet tight ponytail will only cause breakage!

3. Wash less often

Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. Use a dry shampoo, such as Kevin Murphy's Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo. Another quick fix is to dab a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel along your scalp to dissolve excess oil.

4. Reduce the heat

Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that frizz stand out more. If frizz is a major issue be sure to check out the Brazilian Blowout Treatment! Pricing starting at $250 it will be the best cure for your wild summer tresses!

5. Spritz & Seal

Make a concoction of water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil. Keep it on hand to spritz whenever a bit of moisture and/or control is needed. Another good option is Kevin Murphy Young Again Oil.

6. Condition always

Try a deep conditioning treatment or a GLOSS once a week to get that extra bit of moisture into your hair! Can be totally customized to tone overly light blondes or just freshen up those dark dull darks as well! Great opportunity to prolong the life of your color without coming in for a touch up too often!

7. No more swimmer’s hair

If you’re a blond who turns green after a dip in the pool, try dampening your hair and applying the Brazilian Blowout Serum or Masque. It helps to protect your hair before entering the water because then it won't absorb as much chlorine!!

8. Add some sunscreen

There are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One quick way to add some protection is to run your hands lightly through your hair after applying sunscreen to your body.

9. Try a hot oil rinse

Available in the Salon or try it at home with our Kevin Murphy products. Shampoo hair as usual, then work in oil from ends to roots. Rinse, then condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not greasy.

10. Fake that beach look if you haven't been there

Kevin Murphy Hair Resort and Hair Resort Spray smells just like the beach and will give your hair those amazing beach waves we love. Spray and scrunch to get that desirable wavy look.

11. Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush

Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet, since that’s when it’s most susceptible to breaking. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.