Healthy Hair, Summer Beauty Tips

Tips for Healthy Hair in the Summer

Summer is a time to relax, have fun and enjoy the good weather. Unfortunately enjoying the sun, the sea and the pool causes a great deal of distress to our hair. The mixture of sun, salt and chlorine is disastrous for good looking hair, most of the time resulting in dull and lifeless tresses. To avoid that it is important to remember that better than repairing damaged hair is to concentrate in avoiding damaging agents.

Here you will find some of my favourite hair products that I use to keep my hair on top condition. I have personally tried and tested, most of these products.

Remember that regardless of hair fashion styles, shiny, sexy, healthy looking hair is always in. Instead of creating complicated styles, focus most of your attention on the care and conditioning of your hair. Healthy hair that moves and shines is always in style.

Summer Hair

Protect your hair from sun damage using UV-protection hair care products.
Protect your hair from sun damage using UV-protection hair care products. | Source

How Does The Sun Damage Your Hair?

The sun is often one of the causes of damaged hair because it can cause the hair's protein bonds to diminish and weaken and while the sun won't really negatively affect healthy hair, chemically processed hair does not react well to ultraviolet rays.

Prolonged exposure to the sun can damage your hair from its cuticle to its inner structure. If you plan on spending time in the sun, it is important to protect your hair

Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage by using UV-protection Hair Care Products.

Prevent damage and colour fading by spraying your hair with SPF products

Spending the days at the beach or pool are one of the great things about summer, unfortunately, the sun, salt water and chlorine cause havoc with our hair. Prevent damage and colour fading by spraying your hair with SPF products like Renee Furterer’s Very High Protection Moisturizing Fluid. This product works wonders on your hair preventing dehydration and protecting against UV rays, sea water, pool water and other environmental factors.

This water-resistant fluid with Hair Protection Factor KPF 90, ensures very high protection against UV radiation, sea and swimming pool water. It is non-oily and is enriched with sesame oil to prevent hair dehydration.

Rene Furterer Sun Care Repairing After Sun Shampoo

Use A Nourishing And Hydrating Shampoo

After a day at the pool or beach, wash your hair with a nourishing and hydrating shampoo. My favourite one is the French Renee Furterer Nourishing Sun Shampoo for Dry Hair, an ultra repairing shampoo that nourishes and restructures hair damaged by the sun while effectively removing chlorine and salt build-up. It can be a little expensive but it is well worth it as you only need a tiny amount to leave your hair feeling soft, shiny and healthy. The volume of shampoo you should use depends on the length and thickness of your hair, but a blob the size of a 20p coin is a good start," says Michael Lendon, advanced creative director at Aveda.


Another all time favourite but a bit more difficult to find in France is the Aussie 3 minute miracle Shampoo and it smells heavenly.

Your hair's natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away

— New York-based hair stylist Dan Sharp

Hair treatment:

Use a deep conditioner, hair mask or a moisturizing cream after your shampoo

Whenever possible finish up with a hair mask or a moisturizing cream. Again, my favourite product comes from Rene Furterer, the Karite Intense Nourishing Conditioning Cream which nourishes and hydrates all hair types. Fortified with essential oils it conditions, repairs, rejuvenates and beautifies even the driest of hair.


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Give yourself a hot oil treatment

Give yourself a hot oil treatment while you sunbathe by using Paul Labrecque Repair Condition Hair & Scalp Treatment. Take one of the 5 bottles of Lemon Grass Oil and bury it in the sand to heat the liquid to oil. Then slick it into your hair, make it into a ponytail and continue to sunbathe or spend the day on the beach. It will not only protect your hair but you will have received an excellent deep hot oil treatment whilst you’re out. Do not forget to shampoo later on and style your hair as normal.

How to Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage


  1. Use hair products that contain UV protection to help guard your tresses on a regular basis.
  2. Wet your hair before you go swimming –your hair can only hold so much water so if it’s already wet it will not soak up much chlorine or salt.
  3. Wear a swimming hat for the swimming pool it will protect your hair from chlorine discoloration.
  4. After swimming in the ocean, lake or pool, rinse hair immediately to remove chemicals, salts and other impurities that can be disastrous to hair colour and condition.
  5. If you are going to be out in the sun for the day, use a bandana or a hat to cover those beautiful strands. This will keep the sun from turning your hair brassy and it is fashionable!
  6. If you are going to be under the sun without a hat, style your hair without parting to help you avoid a painful sunburn that will peel and flake off like dandruff.


How to tie and wear a Scarf

Beach Hairstyles


The boring ponytail is classy but not fashionable anymore.  Try leaving your hair wild for an ethnic look.  If you prefer chic styles that keep the hair out of your face, why not try a French-braid headband.


If you love that curly California surfer look, spray your hair while still damp with some hair spray, oil or conditioner and twist around your fingers.


You can also take the sides of your hair at the temple and give them a little twist and pin back with a clip. This is a great style if you have curly or wavy hair.

The Best Beach Hair Trends and Ways to take care of Your Hair at the Roxy Waikiki Classic

What About using Lemon Juice or other sun activated hair lightening products?

No, No and No.

Please do not fall into temptation and stay away from hair products that contain high levels of alcohol or peroxide. And please, do not try to lighten your hair using lemon juice neither - very tempting way to light up your locks. The acid on the lemon juice and chemicals on sun activated hair lightening products will cause your hair to dry out faster and will speed the process of damage caused by the sun.

Summer Hair

© 2009 Wendy Iturrizaga

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An Archigirl 7 years ago

Great tips Princessa.As gloriuos as the summer sun can be-It just makes hair so dry.I love the bandana its an effortless style


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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

An Archigirl: Yes, the bandana look is so cool, I love it!


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MamaDragonfly2677 7 years ago from New York

Thanks for adding a link to my hub Princessa!

By the way, awesome hub!


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

Interesting and informative! Thanks!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I have seen the Aussie products but never purchased one, that I can remember. My hair is very curly and gets dry, so will try a hair masque to keep it soft. Good tips!


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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

MamaDragonfly2677: I linked to your hub because it was the best for summer hairstyles.

advisor4qb: you are welcome.

Violet: nice to see you, I use to love the Aussie products, I have curly/frizzy hair and it requires quite a lot of care. The Aussie shampoo and conditioner were really great for my hair and the smell was delicious. Unfortunately, I don't find Aussie products in France, but I am very happy with my new discovery: the Furterer products, they are a bit expensive compare to others, but they are worth every centime.


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

I like the layout of this hub. It looks very stylish and portrays its information beautifully.


yoga fitness NSW 7 years ago

Beautiful information by beautiful lady...thanks for sharing this all with us


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bingskee 7 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

have a question - do all these shampoos fit all women in different nationalities? i mean, i heard there are shampoos that are only fit for Asian women. wonder how much of that is true.


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BrianS 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

I think my wife would be very interested in this hub, as for me, well you need something to work with so not much of an option really.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I had never considered SPF for the hair, so maybe I should try it sometimes. My sisters just went to the pool up in the mountains, but I stayed down here because I have to work tonight. Maybe one of these days I can get back to the beach again.


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

great info and loved the videos, always wondered how to tie those scarfs. lol

dori


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Really good summer hair tips here! Am on my way to the hairdresser to get mine cut oh so short for my equatorial experience coming up!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Loved it....it's right down my alley and the things I love.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

Ethel: Thanks.

Yoga: thanks for commenting.

Bingskee: I am sorry but I cannot answer your question. I am not a specialist. The products I mention above are products that I have tried and I like because they work wonders for my curly/frizzy hair.

Brian: I am sure your wife will love these products, I have only seen them sold in France at the Hairdresser where is where I buy mine.

SweetiePie: Spraying your hair with an SPF product really makes a difference at the end of the day.

Fortunerep: I had the same curiosity. I only knew one way to do it, now I know a few.

Badco: how unexpected to see you around.

Cindy: another adventure on the way? Good luck!

Blondepoet: Glad you liked it


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finsofts 7 years ago from India

I found this very useful and i would say... a great hub... you write more about care for skin and health right .. its very good

Thank you


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naveenkadian 7 years ago from NJ, USA

Its really great information...nice hub.Keep it up waiting for next hub.


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Vizey 7 years ago

Thanks for the hub. I am going bald day by day . Your Advice can help me a lot. Your pictures only contain photos of ladies, not of men.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

Thanks for taking the time to comment guys!

Vizey: I will try to write special tips for men only ;-)


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june688 7 years ago

Nice hubs. Thank for sharing.


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sukhera143 6 years ago from Home

Nice information. Keep it up.


randomlady13 6 years ago

great info. thanks for posting all of this...really comes in handy.


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midnightbliss 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

nice summer hair care tips. i think some shampoos can be harmful to the hair so I avoid using it daily, rather i use hot oil and conditioner.


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Princessa 6 years ago from France Author

Thanks june, sukhera and randomlady for your support.

Midnightbliss: thanks for sharing your tips for healthy hair.


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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

Hey Princessa, I really don't have a use for these things, but figured I would leave a comment anyways. It was a good read and useful to others(except me)LOL! :) I know a lot of women who have healthy hair and should they be in of help, I'll know where to send them. :) Thank you. :)


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Princessa 6 years ago from France Author

Cagsil: You are so sweet :) it was nice to see you around here.


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

These are great tips for the summer, thanks


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Princessa 6 years ago from France Author

Research Analyst: you are welcome!


hellokittysbff 6 years ago

Head scarves rock, but I look awful in them. My head is just too big, literally. lol


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vcope 6 years ago from New Delhi

Really good post for caring your hairs in summers, if interested have some healthy summer tips on http://www.ezinfocenter.in/health.html


Ben Bowling 6 years ago

These are great tips for growing long, healthy hair. Many of us do not realize how much damage we can cause to our hair, especially in the summer! Many women come into our salon wanting secrets to healthy hair. Glad I found your site. Feel free to visit mine as well.


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rajeshvijayasekar 5 years ago from Chennai, India

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