Summer Haircare Guide: Your Ultimate Tips for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Summer Haircare

Summer in London is synonymous with longer days, vibrant events, and, of course, more time spent outdoors. Whether you’re planning to bask in the UK sun or jetting off to more exotic locales, maintaining a healthy hair and scalp regime is crucial. Here’s your expert guide, inspired by the luxurious treatments at Fowler 35, our London salon and healthy hair and scalp centre, on how to keep your hair in peak condition all summer long.

Scalp Health: The Foundation of Gorgeous Hair

A healthy scalp is essential for beautiful hair, and summer presents unique challenges. The increased exposure to UV rays, sweat, and environmental pollutants can lead to dryness, irritation, and flakiness. Here’s how to maintain a healthy scalp:

1. Cleanse Gently: Using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo ensures that your scalp is cleansed without stripping away its natural oils. Look for products like Kérastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm, which soothes and cleanses sensitive scalps, providing a fresh feel.

2. Nourish Deeply: Integrate a scalp serum into your routine to maintain optimal scalp health. Kérastase Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Serum is perfect for revitalising the scalp and promoting stronger, shinier hair.

3. Regular Exfoliation: Just like your skin, your scalp benefits from regular exfoliation. A weekly treatment with Kérastase Fusio Scrub Apaisant helps remove impurities and unclog pores, allowing for healthier hair growth.

Shield Your Summer Hair from Sun, Sea, and Chlorine

Exposure to the sun, saltwater, and chlorine can wreak havoc on your hair, leading to dryness, discoloration, and brittleness. Here’s how to protect your tresses:

1. Pre-Sun Protection: Before stepping out, apply a UV protection spray. Kérastase Soleil Micro-Voile Protecteur acts as a sunscreen for your hair, shielding it from harmful UV rays and preventing damage.
2. Post-Swim Care: Rinse your hair immediately after swimming to remove salt and chlorine. Follow up with a nourishing mask like Kérastase Soleil Masque Après-Soleil. This hydrating mask restores moisture and repairs any damage caused by exposure to sun and water.
3. Leave-In Conditioners: Leave-in conditioners provide an additional layer of protection and hydration. Kérastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime is an excellent choice, offering lightweight moisture and protection throughout the day.

The Art of Styling: Loose Plaits Instead of Tying Up

Summer often calls for updos and braids, but these styles can lead to breakage if not done correctly. Here’s how to style your hair while keeping it healthy:

1. Gentle Hair Ties: Opt for hair ties that are gentle on your strands. Silk scrunchies or invisibobble®️ Original Hair Rings are perfect for minimising breakage and preventing creases.
2. Loose Plaits: Instead of tight updos, consider loose plaits. These styles reduce stress on your hair and scalp, while also looking chic and effortless. Loose plaits are particularly great for keeping your hair manageable without causing breakage.
3. Regular Breaks: Give your hair regular breaks from any styles to avoid strain on your scalp and hair follicles. Let your hair down and enjoy a natural, breezy look every few days.

Essential Tools for Summer Haircare

Using the right tools can make a significant difference in maintaining healthy hair. Here are our top recommendations:

1. Wide-Tooth Comb: After washing your hair, use a wide-tooth comb to detangle gently without causing breakage. Kérastase’s Styling Comb is an ideal option that works wonders.
2. Boar Bristle Brush: A boar bristle brush helps distribute your scalp’s natural oils, adding shine and reducing frizz. The Kérastase Boar Bristle Brush is a perfect choice for smooth, glossy hair.
3. Microfiber Towel: Replace your regular towel with a microfiber one to minimize friction and reduce drying time. This simple switch can significantly reduce frizz and breakage.

Achieve Your Best Summer Hair with Expert Care and Quality Products

Preparing and maintaining a healthy hair and scalp routine for the summer requires a bit of extra attention and care, but the results are well worth it. At fowler35, we offer personalised treatments and professional advice to keep your hair looking its best, no matter where your summer adventures take you. Embrace these tips, indulge in quality products like those from Kérastase, and enjoy a season of beautiful, vibrant hair.

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