Best Broken Arrow Hair Salon Tips
Before you head to the pool or the beach, check out our top 5 tips for beautiful, healthy summer hair. Visit After FX Hair Salon in Broken Arrow for the best summer hair styles & hair care products.
TIP # 1: MOISTURIZE, HYDRATE, & PROTECT
One of the most important ingredients for healthy summer hair is moisture. Summer sun,chlorine, and high temperatures can sap the moisture from your hair, leading to dry fragile strands, split ends, and fraying. In order to keep your hair nourished, choose a good gentle moisturizing shampoo and conditioner such as Redken All Soft. A moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will help to hydrate your hair with rich emollients that will protect your hair cuticle from damage. For a super moisturizing experience, you can apply conditioner to damp hair at night, and then wrap your hair in a towel. Allow the conditioner to remain in your hair over night so that it can be fully absorbed. In the morning, simply rinse the conditioner out and enjoy super soft and silky tresses.
Leave-in conditioners can be life-savers for summer hair. A leave in conditioner can be applied on a daily basis to damp hair to repair damage, protect against moisture loss, and keep your hair hydrated. Leave in conditioners are perfect for days when your hair will be exposed to high temperatures and full sun.
TIP # 2: DE-CHLORINATE YOUR HAIR
Summer wouldn't be summer without the pool! But, as many of our Broken Arrow hair salon clients have realized, the chlorine from the pool can leave your hair feeling dry and stripped of moisture. The solution? Try a chelating or clarifying shampoo. A chelating shampoo contains a special cleansing formula that will effectively remove chlorine molecules that have been absorbed by the hair as you swim. In addition, a chelating shampoo can also remove residue from styling products, as well as copper, iron and hard water minerals. Redken Hair Cleansing Cream is an excellent clarifying shampoo with super cleansing ingredients and fruit acids. It also has a pleasing citrus scent. This product is perfect for use immediately after swimming to remove chlorine. Instead of feeling crunchy and dry, your hair will feel soft, manageable and silky.
TIP # 3: PROTECT YOUR COLOR
The sun can fade just about anything.....including your hair color. If your hair has been color-treated, take additional steps to keep your hair color from fading during the summer when the sun's rays are strongest. If you have outdoor activities planned, wear a scarf or hat to protect against fading.
In addition, use products such as the Redken Color Extend Sun collection that has special ingredients to safeguard color and replenish sun-stressed strands. This excellent product line contains UV filters to protect against damage, and ingredients that help to remove chlorine, promote intense repair, aid in detangling, and provide amazing shine. These products are ideal to take on vacation or for daily use during the summer months.
TIP # 4: TRIM YOUR ENDS
Scheduling an appointment at our hair salon in Broken Arrow for a trim every 4 to 6 weeks is another way to keep your hair in top form. A regular trim will remove damaged, frayed ends and prevent the split ends from traveling up the hair strands, causing even greater damage. Your hair will be easier to style and manage after a quick trim.
TIP # 5: SKIP THE HEAT
Instead of using a curling iron and flat iron, which can add extra stress to your hair during summer, try less formal styles and natural waves that do not require heat tools. Skip the blow dryer and let your hair air dry naturally several times a week. A break from heat styling will help to prevent moisture loss and damage. When you do opt for heat styling, always apply a heat protectant spray or serum to your hair first.
HOW TO CREATE A "BEACH WAVE" HAIR STYLE
It's one of the hottest looks of summer -- a carefree, natural look that looks as though you've just stepped off the sun-kissed sand of a tropical beach. The best part? You don't have to take a trip to the coast to get this look. With 3 easy steps and the right products, anyone can achieve this great summer style!
For hair with no natural wave:
For more great tips for healthy hair or for the best hair styles for summer, visit After FX Hair Salon & Spa in Broken Arrow! Our stylists excel in creating customized haircuts and styles of all types. If you have questions about how to create a specific style, bring a photo to your appointment and we will be happy to give you specific tips.