I know that summer is winding down, but the damage from the fun in the sun is probably adding up and your hair is showing the effects. I'm going to share a couple of my favorite Summer Hair Hacks to have your hair on it's way to looking it's best again!
Dry frizzy hair? Want some shine back? It's no secret that I'm obsessed with coconut oil. I use it for everything. Yes, everything... even a hair mask.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
What you'll need.... Coconut oil, preferably organic blah, blah, blah. And a shower cap.
After showering (at night, I just rinse my hair prior to application shampooing is not necessary) place anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon (or more depending on length and texture of your locks) in your hands and melt. Quickly work through your damp hair from root to tip. Once applied wrap up your hair in a bun and cover with a shower cap. Leave on over night, shampoo and condition as normal and voila! Super shiny and conditioned hair. The mask should be applied every one to two weeks for maximum benefit. Natural, and inexpensive! Smells super summery too!
Green pool hair? Don't cut it! Use a little baking soda and it will come right out! I've also used this baking soda trick to take out Manic Panic that is faded or even demi and semi permanent hair dye.
Baking Soda Chlorine Remover
Simply wet hair and add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your USUAL amount of shampoo. The mixture will be paste like. Wash your hair with the mixture, and let sit on your hair for 10 minutes. Repeat. Only do this twice. You don't want to completely strip the natural oils out of your hair. I recommend a good conditioner after (maybe the coconut oil treatment) and if you still have a tint of green in your hair wait a good 24 hours before using baking soda on it again. I've used this to strip out demi and semi permanent hair color so it should greatly reduce the green tint from too much time at the pool!
Want that sexy beach hair? You know... sea spray looks good on you girl. I'm land locked though! No beach for 2,000 miles so what does a girl do? Spend $16 on a designer spray? That's crazy talk.
Beachy Wave Hair Spray
What you'll need:
1 cup hot water
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp hair gel
1 tbsp hair conditioner (optional)
Recycled spray bottle
Instructions (it's not complicated I swear)
Dissolve the sea salt in the hot water.
Add in the coconut oil and hair gel, mix well.
Add in the hair conditioner (optional)
Whisk and blend together well, pour into a spray bottle. Shake well prior to applying to hair and be transformed into one of those red swim suit wearing hotties dashing through the sand with great hair!
If you're like me you don't blow dry your hair in the summer. I am a "wash and wear" kinda gal when the temperature passes 80. I do love to throw my wet locks up into a bun and allow it to dry naturally. At night I take it down for PERFECT waves that are sexy and frame the face. And my hair smells amazing at the same time. I don't have to worry about breakage as I drive with the windows down and my hair typically grows a lot with the extra care I give it in the summer. My last and final hack for your summer hair style is to FLIP your bobby pin. Yep, flip it over - put the bumpy side down and it will grip your hair so that your wet hair will hold as it dries in your fancy bun.
As always if you've got some summer hair hacks of your own, share with me! I'd love to hear them!