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How Can You Manage Your Summer Locks From Home

Love it or hate it, summer weather brings on humidity that effects our hair. 

Depending on how you prefer to style your hair, this can be a problem.

Whether your curly locks are getting frizzy from the heat or you need to update your styling game, NYC hair stylist Kali Ferrara is on hand to give her expert advice. She’s available to discuss ways to keep your hair healthy and glossy all summer, how to protect your hair from over exposure to the sun and methods to managing that frizz when those temperatures soar!

What are some of the best ways to keep your hair healthy and glossy all summer from home?
  • Less heat styling and embracing your natural texture. 
  • Less washing, more rinsing with conditioners to add moisture back in.
  • At home or in salon gloss to tone down brassiness while also sealing the cuticle for added shine.

Being healthy from the inside out, being more active, eating healthy fats and taking a biotin vitamin like vitafusion Gorgeous Hair Skin and Nails gummies. These gummies are not only great for hair and nail growth (they contain biotin and folic acid, some things that people can be deficient in), they’re also a full multivitamin, and they taste great.

Can you give some tips on how to protect and condition your hair from over exposure to the sun avoid damage?A hat is always my best recommendation because it also safe guards the face and scalp to possible exposure to the sun. If you’re not the hat type and don’t want your hair to lighten in the sun then I recommended a hair sunscreen spray. Photo Plage Protective Sun Veil (Blue Mercury) is a longtime favorite of mine, and I also have been liking the Coola Scalp and Hair Mist with 30 SPF (Ulta). Both not only protect your hair and scalp from the rays, they also nourish your hair while you lay on the beach.

If you don’t have a protective sunscreen for your hair a deep conditioner can work wonders on the beach or by the pool. I recommend to my clients to put a deep conditioner on damp hair before hitting the beach or the pool, this way the suns warmth helps the treatment penetrate, while also protecting the hair from chlorine and salt water, it will give a barrier between the hair and water to prevent the minerals from adhering to porous hair.

Don’t have any of these items in your beach bag? No worries, be sure to shampoo any salt or chlorine out of your hair and use a conditioning treatment for at least 5 minutes the same day.

What are the best methods for managing frizzy hair when it gets very humid?
There have been so many great products to hit the market in recent years, many boast humidity defying or anti-frizz, and some of them work pretty well, but not much is a match for 100% humidity in the dead of August. My go-to look for these summer months is a sleek bun, either low with a middle part, or a top knot. On wet hair, comb your hair to smooth it in the style that you want, gather into a pony and twist until it twists into itself, wrap around and scare with hairpins or an elastic, any fly aways can be easily fought with a strong hair spray or light hold gel. 

Some chemical processes can easily conquer humidity, The Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Complex processes both smooth the hair shaft by adding the amino acids or keratin proteins into void/porous spots of the hair, sealing the shaft with the product that wears off over 3-6 months. By sealing the hair shaft it makes the hair less prone to absorbing any moisture, including humidity.
Are there any at home products you recommend for Summer Hair care at home?
  • Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray will seal the humidity out of your style, unlike many anti-humidity sprays this one is light and not sticky.
  • Oribe Straight Away Blowout Cream is a great pre blowout cream to create a style that will last, with minimal hold but memory this product is heat activated and helps to keep your hair in place.
  • Virtue Un-Frizz Cream temporarily fills in porous areas in the hair shaft, making the hair not try and seek the moisture in the hair and thus expanding outward.
  • Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioners are violet tinted in order to tone down brassiness. Many violet shampoos can be drying and overly pigmented, this shampoo and conditioning duo are not, they can be used as your regular shampoo and conditioner more than once a week.

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