We all want to look our best in the summer, but sometimes your red hair takes a beating. From the hot summer sun to damage caused by swimming, your red hair might be struggling to look its best in the summer months. Here’s how to address the top summer hair problem(s) you might be facing:
1. The Problem: Your red hair is feeling dry, coarse, and frizzy
How to Fix It: Red hair that is dry and frizzy is in need of nourishment and hydration. The first thing to do is make sure you’re staying hydrated, especially in the hot summer sun. Next, you will want to prevent any further drying or frizz, so lay off the hot tools and cover up with a hat or headscarf when you go into the sun. To bring your hair back to its former glory you will need to infuse it with hydration through hair masks, hair oils and smoothing treatments. Use Paul Mitchell’s Neuro Repair Treatment once a week on your red hair and apply Privé Smoothing Solution when styling your red hair.
2. The Problem: Your scalp and roots are a greasy mess
How to Fix It: Greasy red hair is super common in the summer and can be caused by a variety of things. Make sure you’re using products free of oils and have the proper brush to distribute the oils throughout your locks. Use dry shampoo to touch up hair that gets greasy between washes.
3. The Problem: Your red hair is fading and looking dull
How to Fix It: We see hair fade in the summer from over-exposure to sun and chlorine. Try keeping your hair out of the sun by wearing a hat and washing your red hair thoroughly after getting out of the pool. The more the chlorine sits on the hair, the more damage it will do. Use a color depositing shampoo or try a colored hair mask. Here are some more tips on combatting fading red hair.
4. The Problem: You have breakage and split ends
How to Fix It: If red hair is breaking or you notice split ends, you probably need a trim. Split ends don’t actually repair, so it’s best to get them snipped before they split further up and damage more hair. Breakage may be caused by overexposure to heat and dehydration of the hair. Take a break from your styling tools and treat your hair to a weekly hair mask.
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