Your Guide to Summer Haircare

Summer Haircare 101

As we embrace the warm breezes and sunny days of summer, our hair faces the inevitable challenges of the season. 

From harsh UV rays to chlorine in pools and the drying effects of saltwater, our hair requires extra attention during these months. 

We understand the importance of proactive hair care to protect and enhance your hair’s health and appearance. 

This summer, arm yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to keep your hair looking its best, whether you’re lounging by the pool, exploring new destinations, or enjoying outdoor festivities.

Travel-Friendly Hair Products

Summer adventures often mean packing light and staying mobile, but that doesn’t mean you must compromise on hair care. 

At TW, we offer convenient travel pouches that allow you to bring your favorite hair care products wherever you go. 

These travel-sized essentials are perfect for maintaining your hair regimen on the road. Refillable with your favorite products from home.

Designed to be compact and easy to pack, they ensure you don’t have to lug around full-sized bottles, saving space in your luggage and making your travel more organized. 

A travel-sized shampoo and conditioner pouches, available exclusively at TW, costs just $15 each. 

These pouches meet travel regulations and ensure you can continue treating your hair with the same high-quality products you use at home. Available for purchase at the salon.

Blonde and Lighten Up for Summer

As the temperature rises, so does the desire to lighten up your locks. 

Before taking the plunge into lighter shades, it’s crucial to assess the condition of your hair—consider its strength, dryness, and any previous color treatments to determine how much lightening it can handle without damage. 

Typically, it’s safest not to lighten hair more than four levels in one session, and if you wish to go lighter, it’s advisable to wait two to three weeks between treatments. 

Lightening your hair before your vacation can actually enhance your summer look; the natural sunlight will subtly improve the tone and add beautiful, natural highlights. 

We offer customized lightening services such as ‘Sunlight,’ a gentle treatment that adds lighter highlights where the sun would naturally hit your hair, giving you a radiant, natural look without damage.

Beach Hair Care: Combatting Sun, Chlorine and Salt Water

A day at the beach can be blissful, but the saltwater and UV rays can take a toll on your hair’s health. 

Think a pool may be safer? Chlorine strips hair of moisture, making it feel brittle and increasing split ends and breakage. It can also strip away natural oils, cause hair color to fade faster, strip toners, and weaken keratin or smoothing systems. 

Regular exposure to chlorine can also make hair highly porous. 

Before diving into a body of water, pre-soak your hair with fresh water; this reduces its porosity and limits the amount of salt water & chlorine absorbed. 

Applying a leave-in conditioner or hair oil can further protect you by creating a barrier against these harsh elements. 

Remember physical cover-ups like wide-brimmed hats or scarves, which protect your hair and scalp from UV damage. 

For daily care, rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming, opt for protective hairstyles like braids or buns to minimize tangles, and use SPF-enhanced hair products to shield against the sun.

Combatting Chlorine and Salt Water Checklist

  • Pre-Soak Hair: Before entering the ocean, rinse your hair with fresh water to reduce porosity and limit saltwater absorption.
  • Protective Products: Use leave-in conditioners or hair oils to create a barrier against salt water, chlorine, and UV rays.
  • Physical Cover-Ups: Wear wide-brimmed hats or scarves to protect both hair and scalp from sun damage.
  • Rinse After Swimming: Always rinse your hair with fresh water post-swim to remove salt and minimize damage.
  • Protective Hairstyles: Opt for braids or buns to prevent tangles and protect hair from the elements.
  • SPF Hair Products: Use hair care products with SPF to shield your hair from harmful UV rays.

Post-Beach Hair Recovery

After enjoying the sand and surf, giving your hair some TLC is vital to restore moisture and prevent long-term damage. 

Start by thoroughly rinsing your hair to remove salt and sand residue. 

Follow up with a clarifying shampoo if you feel buildup; otherwise, a gentle wash is sufficient. 

After shampooing, apply a hydrating conditioner or a deep conditioning mask rich in nourishing ingredients like coconut oil or shea butter. 

Let your hair air-dry as much as possible to avoid the added stress of heat styling. 

Book a headicure at our Japanese Head Spa. Healthy hair begins at the scalp. A visit to our head spa will give you healthy hair from the roots. Schedule a visit after your beach vacation.

For ongoing care, incorporate a leave-in conditioner or a lightweight hair oil to keep your hair hydrated and healthy. 

Regular use of these products can help maintain the moisture balance in your hair and ensure that it remains vibrant and strong throughout the summer.

Hair Extensions Summer Care

Taking care of hair extensions during summer is crucial for maintaining their health and beauty. Summer’s sun can be particularly harsh on hair extensions, potentially causing dryness and fading. 

Here are comprehensive steps to protect your hair extensions from summer wear:

  • Shield from the Sun: Protect your hair from prolonged sun exposure, which can degrade the quality of your hair extensions. Wearing a hat, scarf, or parasol can be an effective way to protect your hair when outdoors.
  • Moisturize Regularly: Just like natural hair, extensions need hydration. Regularly applying a leave-in conditioner can help keep your extensions soft and manageable, preventing them from becoming brittle.
  • Detangle Before Washing: To prevent tangling, gently brush or comb your extensions before washing them. This helps remove knots and makes cleaning easier, preserving the integrity of your extensions.
  • Clarify Occasionally: Use a clarifying shampoo occasionally to cleanse build-up from products and oils, which can weigh down your extensions and dull their appearance.
  • Deep Conditioning Treatments: Regular deep conditioning can rejuvenate and strengthen your extensions. Natural oils work well for this purpose; apply, cover with a cap, and let sit before rinsing.
  • Protect From Heat: Apply a thermal protectant spray before using any heat-styling tools. This will help protect the hair from heat damage and keep your extensions looking vibrant.
  • Reinforce Installation: Ask your stylist to check and reinforce the wefts during your routine salon visit to ensure your extensions remain secure.
  • Nourish With Oils and Serums: Applying hair oil or serum can provide your extensions with an extra layer of protection from UV rays and help maintain their shine and suppleness.
  • Opt for Protective Styling: Wearing your hair in braids or buns during outdoor activities or high heat can protect your extensions from environmental damage.
  • Minimal Washing: Overwashing can strip extensions of their natural sheen. Limit washing to twice a week to maintain moisture levels.
  • Hydrating Hair Mask: Regularly using a hydrating hair mask can help maintain the elasticity and moisture of your hair extensions.
  • Pre-Swim Care: Rinsing your hair before taking a dip in the pool or ocean can minimize chlorine and saltwater damage, which can dry out and tangle hair extensions.
  • Avoid Excessive Heat Styling: Limit the use of heat-styling tools, which can overdry and damage extensions. When necessary, always use a heat protectant.
  • Use Mineral Sunscreen:  other types can cause damage and discoloration to hair extensions.
  • Routine Salon Visits: Regular maintenance appointments are vital. Your stylist can provide treatments such as deep conditioning or protein treatments to keep your extensions in top shape, adjust them if necessary, and trim any split ends.

Adhering to these tips will help ensure that your hair extensions remain beautiful and healthy throughout the summer months, allowing you to enjoy the season without worrying about your hair.

Easy Summer Hairdos

Explore trendy and manageable hairstyles that are perfect for hot weather, such as loose buns, braids, or ponytails that keep your hair off your neck. 

Enhance your summer hairstyles with fun accessories like floral scarves or decorative clips, which will add a chic touch to your look. 

Also, learn how to create protective styles like wrap-around braids or twisted updos. These styles protect your hair from the sun and are stylish and practical for summer events.

As we transition into the warmer months, remember the importance of adapting your hair care routine to focus on protection and hydration to maintain healthy hair. 

Visit TW for personalized hair assessments and treatments tailored specifically to your summer hair needs. 

Dive into smart, stylish, scientifically-backed hair care practices to keep your locks healthy and radiant all summer.

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