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It’s October, and summer is just around the corner. Inspired by the saying “prevention is better than cure”, let’s dive into how you can prepare your hair for the warm summer days ahead.

Just like the sun damages your skin, it can damage your hair too – all that time spent in the sun, ocean and pool takes a toll on our hair. The combination can leave your healthy winter locks looking faded and damaged in a matter of weeks.

Here are 5 ways to keep your hair as healthy and happy as you are during summer:

  1. Start summer with a fresh cut

The best way to get rid of split ends and damaged hair, is a fresh cut. There is evidence that prove that hair grows faster in summer, so you’ll have your length back in no time.

  1. Shield your hair from the sun

Just like applying a daily SPF to your skin, make a habit of it to apply a hair care product that contains UV filters. These products protect hair from sun damage and can help your colour from fading. Try Vichy Derco’s Nourishing Cream Shampoo or Kerastase Bain Chromatique

  1. Saturate hair before taking a dip

If your hair is drenched with a leave-in conditioner, it won’t absorb as much saltwater or chemicals. It’s also a good idea to rinse your hair after taking a dip so that the salt and chemicals are rinsed before they can settle into your hair.  Try Kenvin Murphy Leave-In Repair Treatment or Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave In Treatment.

  1. Skip the hot tools

Give your hair a break from blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons for at least once a week. For easy beach waves without the use of heat, wash your hair and tie it up in a loose bun before going to bed. When you get up, you’ll have an effortless beach look!

  1. Use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush

Your hair is more susceptible to breaking when it is wet. Using a wide-tooth comb reduce the breakage, as it does not pull and tear your hair like a brush. Try the Veaudry MyDetangler for break-free brushing.