5 Ways To Repair Your Hair From Summer

Beauty & Style | M. Yvette | 08/22/2014 | 11:30 AM EDT

Time to get in the habit of bringing those strands back to life!

It's time to get in the habit of bringing those strands back to life and we've got just the tips to do so!

Get a darn trim!

For some reason, a lot of us women put off getting trims. This could be for fear of losing length or just pure laziness. but there's nothing more refreshing to the hair than getting a much needed trip after the hot season. Beach water, chlorine, high buns, braids and even ponytails can affect the health of your ends. Do yourself a favor and schedule a trim with your stylist, ASAP.


Start deep conditioning

You probably only need to do this once a week, but you must do it. There are numerous hair masks that you can make at home, or deep conditioning treatments you can find for your specific hair type. The sun and dry heat can strip away moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle. Re-add moisture to your strands by using a conditioner once a week, leaving it on for about 30 minutes. You should start to feel your hair regaining its softness in no time.


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Opt for co-washing for a few weeks

It's easy to strip your hair of its nutrients by washing with a shampoo. So opt for a co-wash instead. This basically means washing with a conditioner instead of a shampoo. You can also just try to cut back on how much you wash your hair.


Prepare to switch up your oils

If you're a girl who's all about oils, you'll know that in the summer, you want lighter oils to keep your scalp and strands moisturized without the heaviness. But as you start to re-add moisture to your hair, you may need to change up your product.


Get rid of dead hair

Most of us get so fed up with the heat, that we throw our hair in a ponytail or high bun, and forget to comb our hair out. Well honey, break out the wide tooth comb and get ready! Separate your hair into four sections, add a little water and conditioner, and get to combing.

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