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Summer Hair Care Guide: Essential Tips for Gorgeous Locks

Summer is a season of sun-kissed days and beach escapades, but it also brings challenges for your hair. The heat, humidity, and frequent dips in the pool or the sea can wreak havoc on your tresses. However, with the right care and a few simple tricks, you can keep your hair looking healthy, luscious, and vibrant all summer long. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore four vital hair care practices that will safeguard your locks during the hottest months of the year.

Rejuvenate with a Scalp Scrub

The foundation of healthy hair begins at the scalp. Over time, it accumulates product buildup, sweat, and pollutants that can hinder hair growth and lead to irritation. Enter the scalp scrub, a refreshing treatment that gently exfoliates the scalp, removing impurities, and promoting a clean and balanced environment for hair growth. Regularly incorporating a scalp scrub into your hair care routine will help improve blood circulation, reduce flakes, and alleviate itching caused by sweat and product residue.

To make your own scalp scrub, combine the following:

100g soft brown sugar

30g avocado oil

10g castor oil

40g almond or grapeseed

1.5g essential oil (a combination or rosemary, clary sage and sweet orange work well to help promote healthy growth)

To use:

Lightly dampen roots with a water spray bottle. Massage the scrub into your scalp using your fingertips, not your nails, really working it in all over your scalp. 

Wash and condition as normal. You may need to shampoo twice to remove all the oil from your scalp.

Nourish and Hydrate with Scalp Oiling

Summer's heat and humidity can leave your scalp and hair feeling dry and lifeless. Enter scalp oiling, a time honoured practice that infuses much-needed nourishment and moisture into your hair and scalp. By using natural oils, you can provide essential nutrients and hydration to your strands, combatting the damaging effects of the sun and sea salt. Scalp oiling also creates a protective barrier, shielding your hair from environmental stressors, while stimulating healthy hair growth. Incorporate this luxurious self-care ritual into your weekly routine for stronger, more resilient hair all summer.

To make your own scalp oil combine:

9g avocado

9g olive

9g argan

2.5g castor

0.2g high strength vitamin e

0.3g essential oils

Mix all the ingredients together and transfer to a bottle.

To use:

Apply the oil directly to the scalp along your parting and massaging it in.

Then continue making new partings out from the centre, applying oil and massaging each time. Once all the scalp is covered, massage the whole of your scalp with your fingertips, cover with a towel or old t-shirt and leave for at least an hour, or if you want to you can leave it overnight and wash and condition as normal the following day.

Defend Your Locks with Heat Protection

Styling tools like blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners become even more tempting during summer when humidity wreaks havoc on your hair. However, the combination of heat and humidity can cause irreparable damage. Before reaching for your favourite hot tool, ensure your hair is shielded with a quality heat protectant product, like our Organic Hair Oil. 

Formulated with organic ingredients and powered by Bioactive Hair Oléobooster®, our hair oil is clinically proven to safeguard your strands from heat damage and harmful UV rays. This protective barrier will minimise heat damage, reduce frizz, and lock in essential moisture, keeping your hair looking fabulous even in the most sweltering conditions.

Harness the Power of Natural Oils

Embrace the gifts of nature by incorporating natural oils into your summer hair care routine. Oils like coconut, argan, avocado, olive and jojoba offer a multitude of benefits, including deep hydration, increased shine, and protection against UV damage. These oils are penetrate deeply into the hair shaft, repairing and replenishing from within. 

Smoothing a small amount of oil through the lengths and ends of your hair will boost shine, tame flyaways and frizz as well as protecting your hair from the elements. You can also create your own DIY hair masks to restore your hair's natural vitality and radiance.

Here's to gorgeous summer hair!

Taking care of your hair during summer doesn't have to be a daunting task. By integrating a scalp scrub, scalp oiling, heat protectants, and natural oils into your hair care routine, you can effectively shield your locks from the harsh elements of the season. Nourish your hair and scalp, protect against heat and UV damage, and embrace the beauty of your tresses as you bask in the warm glow of summer. With these simple yet powerful practices, you can maintain gorgeous, healthy hair that shines all season long. Happy summer hair care!


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