The Summer Hair Care Survival Guide

What do we love most about summer? Swimming at the beach, laying in the sun, exploring cool cities and so much more. Unfortunately, there is a caveat. Not all of these activities are great for our manes. To avoid some of the unwanted consequences of the season, we've put together a little hair care survival guide to get you through the summer. 



Scalp Sunscreen

While you're applying sunscreen to the precious skin on your face, don't forget that you have exposed skin on your scalp as well (especially if you have thinner hair)! As we always say, we see our scalp as an extension of the skin on our face, so it needs to be loved and cared for to the same degree - always. This is why you absolutely need a scalp sunscreen to survive the strong summer UVA and UVB rays. Applying a regular cream sunscreen can weigh the hair down and make it feel greasy, but COOLA's Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen is a holy grail product to protect your scalp. Their scalp & hair mist is for all hair types + those with color-treated hair as well! 



Color Care for Chlorine & Saltwater 



Summer = SWIMMING! Whether you're swimming in salt water or chlorine, both forms of water can negatively affect your hair if it's color-treated. The solution? Our Color Me Brilliant collection is specially formulated with our signature blend of nourishing oils and antioxidants to lock in that gorgeous color while preventing fade and leaving the hair feeling nourished and silky smooth. This color includes a shampoo, conditioner and primer to keep your color just as bold as you are. 



Summer Hat 

A great way to protect your scalp and hair from heat damage is fairly obvious, but we gotta make it stylish! Nothing says it's beach time like a cute straw hat. This natural star boater hat from Lack of Color is the only shade we plan on throwing this summer. 




Frizz Protection 



One of our least favorite side effects of summer is a little thing we call frizz. Frizziness happens when the hair cuticle lifts, which allows moisture to penetrate and pass through the strand, which then causes the cuticle to swell up. Let us be clear: we do not stan frizz. That's why we have an entire collection dedicated to stopping it in its tracks: our Farewell Frizz collection! Uniquely formulated with rosehip, argan and coconut oils, this collection the frizz-taming weapon you'll need in your arsenal for the summer humidity that's trying to ruin your good hair day. 




Satin Scarf  



Another perfect summer hair accessory is our Paradise Pink satin scarf. Wrap your locks with this colorful, vegan-friendly, satin scarf for a fun way to brighten up your hair for summer. Bonus: This scarf is ideal for slipping on before bed to prevent unwanted frizz and breakage.



Deep Conditioning Mask 



Let's be real. There's never a wrong season to use a deep conditioning mask. As we mentioned above, things like chlorine and saltwater can be pretty damaging to your locks. Make sure to give them a little extra TLC with our Don't Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask when you're exposing them to these types of water during your summer travels. 

This mask works to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle or over-processed hair. Formulated with our unique NOVA Complex, this mask delivers a blend of nutrients including b-vitamins, rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen and algae extract that replenish damaged hair. Fun Fact: This proven formula reduces breakage by up to 75% after 3 uses!

Just a little PSA: Our entire Don't Despair, Repair! collection also comes in travel sizes



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