While Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, it is also the most crucial time of year to take care of your hair. We’ve gathered five tips from French style experts on their secrets to keeping healthy hair throughout the hot Summer season.
Washing Your Hair
When it comes to washing hair, there are many common misconceptions people have. Using cold water is a great way to nourish your hair, while hot water can be damaging and cause breakage. Try washing your hair every other day, or a few times a week, to preserve your scalp’s natural moisture. French women are known for mastering this look by sporting a messy bun or pinning their hair back. We recommend Bachca Clic Clac Barettes for the days you don’t wash your hair but still want to style it.
Drying Your Hair
The one rule all Francophile women should live by is to never blow dry hair. Using a blow dryer strips your scalp of essential oils and causes split ends. Instead, try drying your hair in the fresh summer air for a more natural and environmentally-friendly option. One product we love is the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban, which is a great alternative when you don’t have the time to air dry. You can check out how to wrap your hair turban here.
Brushing Your Hair
Picking out the right brush for your hair can be daunting. Originating in France, the Bachca Paris Beech Wood Detangling Brush is suitable for all hair types and works well to tame Summer hair. Unlike other brushes that tug on your hair, the brush’s boar and nylon bristles comb through the hair with ease and leave it feeling smooth.
Protecting Your Hair
While everyone knows to protect your skin when sunbathing, most people forget to protect their hair as well. To keep your hair from drying out, opt for a chic hat to cover your head and face when laying out. We recommend Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment after a day spent in the sun to restore your scalp’s natural oils.
Tying Your Hair
Need to tie your hair up on those hot summer days? Stay away from tight hair ties, as they can damage the hair causing split ends. Instead, try a Bachca Paris Invisible Elastic Hair Tie. Not only are they great for a quick updo, but are also loose enough to leave your hair without any creases.