How To Maintain Your Hair In The Summer

by Migdalia Rivera

I recently met Samantha Brown, a make up and hair stylist, at a beauty event in New York City.  We had such a great time talking about make-up and hair care that I asked her if she would write a guest post on haircare for Latina On a Mission. Thankfully, she agreed! Below you can read some of her haircare tips. I have to admit, I am a slacker with the hydrating.

What about you? Do you have any favorite hair tips you want to share? Let us know in a comment!


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Hair breakage, split ends brittle and frizzy hair? Most women will say its summer time hair; just blame it on the sun!  It’s more then the sun and hot weather, it’s about the condition of your hair before the hot weather arrived.  Maintaining your hair in the summer is very easy and not as hard as you think.

In the winter, we cover our hair with  hats and scarves. The summer is the time to be free with our hair! Don’t keep your hair in a bun or under a hat,  just use the right products and flaunt it!  The same way you take care of your skin with the changing seasons, you should be taking care of your hair. 

Here are some great tips on keeping your hair looking healthy through out the summer months.

Use hair products that contain SPF Protection

If you plan on spending a day at the beach lying in the sun and like me refuse to wear a hat. Use some protection on your scalp and hair so it won’t get burned. It will help save your tresses from sun.

Back off heated hair styling tools

 If you’re using a blow dryer, flat iron and curling irons during the winter try to lay off of it and give your hair a break for the summer months. Air drying not only leaves you feeling cool and refreshed in the hot weather but also gives you a fabulous way of adding some sexy wavy curls to your hair.

You can also add some leave in conditioner to your tresses and braid or twist them. Doing this will create some natural waves.

Shampoo Less

Here’s a trick, while washing your hair, rinse out your shampoo and apply your conditioner as usual. When washing out your conditioner never wash out the full amount leave a small amount of conditioner in your hair. This will help your hair to stay moisturized during the summer, especially if your hair is naturally curly or highly textured.

If you shampoo less it will allow your tresses to absorb more of the natural oils. Too much washing can leave your hair dry and brittle, however, if you are going to be in the pool. Remember to also consider using a deep conditioning treatment because the chlorine is very damaging to the hair.

Drinking water is a must! What goes on inside your body always reflects on the outside. Water always keeps your skin looking amazing but it works wonders even for your hair.

Take care of your tresses and you will never have to worry about restoring it!


Want to get more tips from Samantha? Check out her website, Belle-Cheveux.com.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea July 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I need to remind myself to shampoo less. I definitely don’t wash everyday, but sometimes feel like I have to. Water water is true! I am also contemplating going for a chop soon. Thanks for the great tips!
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2 s July 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

great post! I will definitely do the conditioner one b/c i wear my hair curly a lot. thanks…

3 Bicultural Mama July 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Great tips, I must admit I don’t hydrate enough and it’s true your hair needs nourishment from the inside out soon.

4 Marcela July 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I really need to work on drinking more water! Thanks for the great tips!

5 Sabrina July 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Great tips – time to give my hair a break from the heated styling tools.

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