Sunshine, dips in the pool and sundowners on the beach may be some of the things we love most about summer, but your hair doesn’t always love the effects of the warmer months.
If you’re struggling to keep your hair under control this summer here are a few great hair care tips for summer from hair care expert and renowned trichologist, Dr John Gray, aka “The Hair Doctor”.
He shares his best tips on how to ensure your hair continues to look healthy, shiny and gorgeous all summer long.
“The sea, sun, excessive heat, as well as styling product build-up can really take it out of your hair and while you may want to look your best for the summer holidays, there are no quick fixes for hair that has turned dry and brittle due to excessive exposure to the elements. Only by getting to the root of your problems will you enjoy long-lasting healthy hair,” – Dr Gray.
Get summer ready with these 10 hair care tips from Dr John Gray and Pantene and keep your hair looking flawless during the Summer months.
Summer Hair Care Tips
Moisture First: Moisturising your hair is key to the wellbeing of your hair because the sun breaks down its protein (keratin). By conditioning using Pantene’s range of 2-minute masques to suit every hair need or making use of a leave-in conditioner you can ensure that permanent damage doesn’t set-in
A Hat Affair: Nothing says summer like a glam wide-brimmed hat or a quirky fedora so be sure to don those fashionable headpieces. Not only will you look fabulous, but you’ll also be providing your hair with full protection from the sun’s harsh rays
Sun Block: Your skin is not the only part of your body that requires UV protection. Make sure you select hair care products that promise UV protection for your lock
Avoid Hair DIY: While using peroxide, lemon juice or alcohol-based products to give your hair that sun-kissed look may seem like a good idea, you risk causing the strands of your hair to dry out at a much faster rate resulting in unsightly damage.
Own that Up-Do: The ends of your hair are the oldest and therefore more prone to damage and breakage. If you’re planning on spending the day in the summer sun consider an up-do that will look amazing and offer protection to the most delicate part of your locks. Add a split end serum like the Pantene split end mender serum to your ends before styling
Rinse and Repeat: Choosing the right hair care range, such as Pantene’s Protect & Shine collection can ensure dyed hair is given the very best protection, as well as a healthy looking shine despite the weather conditions outside
Get Gel Savvy: Avoid product build-up by ensuring you’re not too heavy-handed with gels, oils and sheens prior to going out into the harsh summer sunlight. These types of products heat-up at a rapid rate, burning your hair and drying it out
Tender Loving Care: Give your hair the attention it deserves by making use of a hydrating hair treatment such as Pantene’s 2-minute colour intensive masque. It deeply nourishes coloured or highlighted hair, repairing signs of damage and leaving it with vibrant shine
Put an End to Split-Ends: Split-ends are one of the major hair casualties of summer. Avoid this hair hazard by making use of products, such as Pantene’s Protect & Shine collection, that promise to mend split-ends and offers the ultimate protection week-after-week
Avoid Quick Hair Fixes: A quality hair care regime such as the one offered by Pantene deeply nourishes your hair, maintaining its protein and preserving its natural strength from the core
About Dr John Gray
John qualified in Medicine from St George’s Hospital in London. He ran a family-based primary care practice and trichology clinic before moving to South Africa in 2010. As well as being a senior consultant to P&G, John is a member of the European Academy of Dermatology, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the European and North American Hair Research Societies, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Institute of Trichology.