3 Ways to Get Hair Ready for Warmer Weather
By Anna Jimenez |
Spring is all about renewal—a chance to shake off the winter blues and embrace the blooming flowers with a fresh attitude and gorgeous, flowing hair, of course.
To rehab your hair for spring, Washington D.C., dermatologist Rebecca Kazin, MD, says you have to eliminate all traces of dehydration and distress from your hair to really bring it back to life. Here are her best tips:
Reconsider Those Highlights
“It’s tempting to go lighter come spring, but resist going more than two shades lighter than your natural color to spare major hair damage,” says Dr. Kazin. “Chemically treated hair is more sensitive and therefore more prone to moisture loss.” To add moisture back into your hair, try a good leave-in treatment. We love the Rene Furterer ABSOLUE KÉRATINE Ultimate Renewal Mask ($52). It renews deep down in the hairs structure to restore extremely damaged, brittle hair.
Yes, your hair and scalp need SPF too. “By stepping outside without protection, you're putting your hair at risk for faded color due to oxidation, lack of moisture, and pre-mature aging,” says Kazin. “The summer brings wind, chlorination and salt water that produce free radicals, which attack the hair fiber." Instead, try a hair product that can protect your hair like the Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil ($28). This one is great because it’s a detangler and beach spray in one.
Put the Hot Tools Down
Now that it’s warmer out, use it as an opportunity to let your hair air dry more often. “This will help replenish hydration and cut down on continued damage,” says Dr. Kazin. Here is a great no-heat hairstyle to try!