9 Easy Tips To Maintaining Summer Hair


summer hair - blog explaining 9 care tips from Belle Ame hair stylists Lancaster

Summer hair needs special care to protect it from UV ray, saltwater and chlorine damage. We all love the season of sunshine, beach trips, and outdoor fun…but it can wreak havoc on your locks. To keep your hair looking its best, follow these 9 easy tips to maintaining summer hair from our passionate Belle Ame team of hair stylists Lancaster.

1) Hydration is Key For Summer Hair

Just like your skin, your hair needs extra hydration in the summer. Hot weather and sun exposure can strip out your hair’s natural moisture, leaving it feeling dry and brittle. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week to replenish lost moisture. You can also upgrade your hair appointments at Belle Ame to include an INNOluxe intense treatment or one of our many moisture masks! Look for products with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, and shea butter.

Here are just a few of our many products and treatments to moisturise and nourish your lovely locks:

INNOluxe V3 treatment:

  • Repairs hair faster than colour or other chemical services can damage it – thanks to its Advanced AminoBond Technology.
  • Rebuilds your hair, leaving it soft, shiny and genuinely healthy inside and out. It’ll be full of life!
  • Is often followed up with Balance Plus V3, to feed your hair with the nourishing and conditioning ingredients it needs and loves.

Milkshake shampoos and conditioners: 

  • The Integrity nourishing shampoo and conditioner are specifically formulated to condition and nourish all hair types.

Milkshake life styling styling conditioning potion:

  • Gives light support and immediate conditioning effect for all hair types.

Don’t forget to hydrate yourself! Healthy hair starts from within. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your hair hydrated and promotes overall health. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your hair and body properly hydrated.

2) Protect Your Summer Hair from the Sun

Prolonged sun exposure can damage your hair, making it prone to breakage and split ends. Wear a hat to try and cover your hair or stay in the shade when you’re outside for extended periods when it is very hot. Additionally, use hair products with UV protection to help shield your strands from harmful rays. There are sprays and leave-in conditioners specifically designed to protect your hair from the sun.
Most of our products contain UV and heat protection, however these are our favourite ones to protect your hair the most:

Milkshake Incredible Milk 12 Effects: 

  • A leave in treatment for all types of hair.
  • Offers 12 benefits – repairs, frizz control, split end prevention, heat protection, long lasting hairstyles, detangling, magnificent shine, body and volume, easier styling, colour protection and maintenance, protection from UV rays, smooths the cuticle.Natulique natural styling head and sun protein enriched protector
  • All in one product that gives long lasting every day heat, sun and UV protection while hydrating the hair from the inside out

L’Oreal Liss Unlimited Pro Keratin mask:

  • Intensive smoother for unruly hair, while adding moisture and protecting from heat and UV.

To find out more about the power of Amazon Grape Keratin, read our blog post here.

3) Make Sure You Rinse After Swimming

Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool or the ocean, always rinse your hair with fresh water afterwards. Chlorine and saltwater can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and prone to damage. Rinsing helps remove these chemicals and reduces their drying effects.

4) Avoid Excessive Heat Styling

Summer’s heat can make your hair more vulnerable to damage from heat styling tools like hairdryers, straighteners, and curling irons. Embrace your natural hair texture and opt for air-drying whenever possible. If you must use heat styling tools, apply a heat protectant spray to minimise damage and use on a low heat setting.

5) Trim Your Summer Hair Regularly

Regular trims are essential to keep your summer hair healthy to help get rid of split ends and prevent them from traveling up the hair shaft. Aim for a trim every 6-8 weeks to maintain healthy ends and promote hair growth. At our Belle Ame salon in Lancaster, we offer a range of cut and blow out options to suit you

6) Use a Wide-Toothed Comb

Wet hair is more prone to breakage, so it’s important to handle it gently. After washing your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle it. This helps prevent breakage and minimises damage. Start from the ends and work your way up to avoid tugging and pulling on your hair. 

7) Incorporate Anti-Frizz Products Into Your Summer Hair Care Routine

Dependent on your hair, and how you want it to look, you might need to “up your game” in terms of your use of specialised hair products within your summer hair care routine. Humidity can lead to frizz and flyaways, making your hair difficult to manage. Use anti-frizz products, such as serums, creams, and sprays, to keep your hair smooth and shiny. Look for products containing ingredients like argan oil, which can help tame frizz and add shine. Our hair stylists use multiple serums in our Lancaster salon that work for every hair type!
These are a couple of our best products to protect your hair against frizz and flyaways:

Smith England shine expert oil:

  • Luxurious, non-greasy hair oil that delivers sublime softness and a perfect finish. When applied to wet or dry hair it helps to detangle, defrizz and adds lots of shine.

Davines OI all in one milk:

  • Reduces frizz, helps combing and detangling, hydrates and adds shine.

Davines OI oil:

  • Nourishing oil that hydrates, adds shine and reduces frizz for dry hair.

8) Protect Your Summer Hair Colour!

If you colour your hair, the summer sun can cause your colour to fade faster and discolour. Use colour-safe shampoos and conditioners to help preserve your colour. Additionally, consider using a leave-in conditioner with UV protection to prevent colour from fading in the sun. And, of course, don’t forget to book in for your colour refresh when you are back from your holidays!
Our range of Milkshake shampoos and conditioners are tailored for every hair type and the colour protect range are essentials for enhancing your coloured hair!

9) Curls For Everyone!

Beach waves and curls are the in style for this summer! And achievable for most hair types! Ask your stylist how best to achieve your beachy and curly locks and up your hair game.

Our favourite products for your lovely curls are:

Natulique certified organic beach wave mineral enriched ocean spray:

  • Creates full, bouncy waves with enhanced texture and extra volume, perfect for all hair types as energies and balanced moisture levels.

Natulique natural styling head and sun protein enriched protector

Want to look your absolute best for summer 2024? Make sure you book your appointment with us ahead of time to secure the date and time that best suit you. Our Belle Ame hair stylists are ready to make you look AMAZING!

You can contact us at lauren@belleame.org.uk or on 01524 67000 to schedule a consultation.