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Soak up the sun while keeping your hair healthier than ever.

Hey, sunshine! Ready to soak up those summer rays and make the most of beach days? Same. But hold onto your hats (literally) because while you may be basking in the glow of long summer days and nights you’ll never forget, your hair might be silently screaming for some TLC.  Keep your locks looking lush with the VIP treatment it deserves with expert tips from our Chilliwack salon hairstylists. This season, damaged strands are out—and what’s in? Hair that’s as radiant as you are.

Drink Up

As if you needed another reason to drink more water, but here it is: Hydration is essential for maintaining healthy summer hair because the hot and dry weather can strip moisture from your strands, leaving them brittle, dull, and prone to breakage. Just like our bodies, our hair needs water to stay hydrated and resilient in order to maintain natural elasticity, preventing it from becoming dry and brittle. Plus, hydrated hair is more resistant to damage from UV rays and chlorine from swimming pools. 

Summer Style

Your ‘do of the day has a major impact on your hair’s health during the summer. Opting for protective hairstyles such as braids, buns, or top knots can help minimize damage and keep your hair healthy and manageable. These styles are like the perfect partner: Cute, yet supportive. They keep your hair neatly tucked away and to reduce exposure to the elements. Or, try adding a scarf, hat, or headwrap to your look for an added layer of protection. How chic!

So Nourished

Deep conditioning to the rescue this summer! The combination of increased exposure to heat, sun, and humidity can lead to dryness, frizz, and damage, leaving your hair brittle and parched. Deep conditioning treatments penetrate the hair shaft, replenishing lost moisture and nutrients, restoring hydration, and improving elasticity. This helps to combat the effects of summer-related stressors, such as UV rays, chlorine from swimming, and saltwater exposure. Regular deep conditioning not only nourishes and strengthens the hair but also enhances its manageability, softness, and shine. 

Keeping Up with Cuts

No matter how much fun you’re having this summer, don’t skip your trims! As the weather gets warmer, our hair tends to become more susceptible to dryness and environmental stressors, leading to weakened and brittle ends. Regular trims help remove these damaged ends, preventing splits from traveling up the hair shaft and causing further breakage. Trimming also allows for better air circulation, which is crucial for maintaining scalp health, especially when the weather is hot and humid. Forget to book your appointment? Click here to get squeezed in ASAP. 

No ’Poo for You

Embrace the bun and resist the urge to shampoo this summer. Over-washing strips the scalp of its natural oils, which act as a protective barrier, leading to dryness, irritation, and potentially increased oil production as the scalp tries to compensate. In the summer, when the weather is hotter and more humid, this effect increases even more, making it tempting to wash your hair more frequently. Instead, try to extend the time between washes and opt for a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo when you do wash to preserve your hair’s natural oils and moisture balance. 

Out for a Swim

Lounging in the pool, lake or ocean all summer is a MUST, but at what cost to your hair? Chlorine can strip the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle, and more prone to breakage, while saltwater can dehydrate the hair and cause it to become rough and tangled. To protect your hair, wet it thoroughly with clean water before swimming to minimize chlorine absorption and create a barrier against saltwater. Consider applying a leave-in conditioner or protective hair oil to further shield your strands. After swimming, rinse your hair with fresh water to remove chlorine or salt residue and follow up with a deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture. Additionally, there’s no shame in the swim cap, so embrace your inner synchronized-swimming-team moment this summer. 

That’s Cold

Cold plunging is all the rage right now, and it turns out, your hair loves it too. Cool water helps to seal the hair cuticles, which can become raised due to heat and humidity exposure, locking in moisture and preventing frizz. By closing the cuticles, cool rinses also create a smoother surface on the hair shaft, enhancing shine and reducing tangling and breakage. Additionally, cool water rinses can soothe the scalp, which may become irritated or sensitive from sun exposure and sweating. 

Cool Off

You’re already hot enough, so cool it on heat styling this summer. With already elevated temperatures and increased exposure to the sun’s rays, subjecting your hair to additional heat from styling tools like blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can make damage worse. Heat styling can strip moisture from the hair, leading to dryness, brittleness, and increased susceptibility to breakage. Plus, the combination of heat and humidity can cause styles to fall flat more quickly, making excessive styling sessions necessary, which further compounds the damage. 

For the Health of It

Got scalp probs in the summer? It’s no wonder with all that added humidity and sweat. To keep your scalp healthy, start by cleansing it regularly with a gentle shampoo to remove sweat, oil, and product buildup that can clog pores and lead to scalp irritation and dandruff. Exfoliating your scalp once or twice a week with a scalp scrub or a brush can help remove dead skin cells and promote better circulation, encouraging healthy hair growth. Additionally, consider incorporating a soothing scalp treatment into your routine to nourish and hydrate the scalp, especially if you experience dryness or irritation. 

Blondes Have More Fun?

Calling all our blondes! You need extra help this season. Blonde hair requires special care during the summer months to maintain its vibrancy and health. Since blonde hair tends to be more porous and susceptible to damage, it’s essential for blondies to take extra precautions to protect their locks from the sun’s UV rays, which can cause fading and dryness. 

Using hair products specifically formulated for blonde hair can help neutralize brassy tones and keep blonde shades looking fresh and bright. Regular deep conditioning treatments are also crucial for replenishing moisture and nourishing blonde hair, keeping it soft, silky, and resilient. 

Lastly, blonde gals should be mindful of chlorine and saltwater exposure, which can cause discoloration and dry out the hair. Rinse hair with clean water before and after swimming and apply a leave-in conditioner to create a protective barrier against these elements. 

Our Fave Products to Keep the Blondes Blonding

Whether you’re rocking that natural sunshine or adding a little extra flair with some colour, you’ve got to try these top-tier products for blonde care.

  1. Let’s start with some serious scalp love: Nutri-Supplement Scalp Serum. It’s like a spa day for your scalp, giving it all the TLC it deserves. Think healthier hair growth, essential vitamins, and a hydration boost.
  2. Next up, meet your new BFFs: Ciment Thermique and Nectar Thermique. This dynamic duo is here to rescue your hair from the aftermath of heat styling. Say goodbye to damage and hello to shiny, protected locks.
  3. Got split ends? Not anymore! Nutri-Supplement Split End Serum. Here to save the day. It’s like a magic potion that replenishes your hair’s lipids, keeping those pesky split ends at bay while making your strands stronger and more hydrated.
  4. Now, let’s talk nighttime rituals. For all you natural blondes out there: 8H Magic Night Serum. It works its magic while you catch those Zs, restoring hydration and leaving your hair looking fresh and youthful come morning.
  5. And for our chemical blondes, we’ve got you covered too: Serum Cicanuit. Your overnight hair hero. It’s like a reset button for your hair, bringing back moisture, strength, and saying buh-bye to frizz.

Create Space Hair Co. is dedicated to helping you achieve your most beautiful, healthiest hair this summer. While you’re outside embracing everything the season has to offer, living your most unique, authentic life, let our team of experts support your healthiest hair in our Chilliwack salon. To request a reservation to discuss your unique hair health needs, click here. To stock up on your summer hair care essentials, click here.