Summer is quickly approaching - as I write this, the sun in shining, and I can see little flowers just peeking through the ground. This gets me so excited because summer is my absolute favorite time of year! I find everything is better in summer - fashion & beauty included.
First, my skin is so much better in the summer. I can finally ditch those heavy moisturizers and opt for a sheer BB cream over heavy foundation. Secondly, the bright colors of summer fashion brighten up my day and I love incorporating color into my wardrobe. But what about our hair? Do you find your hair looks better or worse in the summer?
Summer humidity can sometimes make our hair balloon out to 2-3 times its normal size. The sleek hair you had minutes ago, can turn into a wavy. frizzy mess if there is a lot of humidity. So what do I recommend? Aside from using proper hair products, I always grow my hair out just in time for summer!
The added length is great for throwing your hair up in a ponytail on those hot days, creating a gorgeous fish-tail braid, or my personal favorite, rocking those amazing boho-waves. All these styles are amazingly effortless, but tend to look better with longer hair!
So lets get right to it, how can you grow longer, thicker and stronger hair in time for summer?
1. Condition & Moisturize
Try using a restorative, deep conditioning treatment on your hair twice a week. This will make your hair stronger after only a couple weeks. Our hair breaks every time we brush it, which means our hair is constantly growing but never getting any longer. By having strong hair that can withstand your daily brushing/styling, you will notice longer hair in no time!
2. STOP brushing your hair (while wet)
Okay so you don't have to stop brushing your hair entirely, but definitely stop brushing it while its soaking wet! Why? Our hair is MUCH more delicate when wet, and the bristles will cause the hair to snap easily! So whats the solution? Let your hair dry 50% before ever running a brush through it, and even then, choose a wide toothed comb!
3. Get your diet on track and take your vitamins!
When we are under nourished, lacking proper nutrients and vitamins - our hair growth slows significantly. Over the winter months, we tend to eat more comfort foods and less fresh, raw foods. Make an effort this month to eat lots of fresh fruits & veggies and incorporate one key supplement into your diet - Biotin. Biotin will help your hair and nails grow at a faster rate, and you will notice the difference within one month.
4. Shampoo your roots ONLY
Shampoo strips our hair of dirt and oil. But at the same time, it often strips our hair of much needed natural oils that keep our hair healthy. Rather than applying shampoo to your hair from root to tip, only shampoo the roots of your hair. This will prevent the ends of your hair from becoming dry and brittle, allowing your hair to grow longer and stronger!
5. Say Goodbye to DYE (a least temporarily....)
Okay so I don't expect you to stop dying your hair completely... no need to walk around town with 3 inch roots. But., there are other alternatives for changing up your look that require absolutely NO dye at all. Want to add some blonde highlights for summer? Or try out the gorgeous Ombre trend this summer? Or how about some peek-a-boo lavender highlights? All these looks are perfect for spring and summer, but if your using dye... your hair will become damaged and you can say goodbye to growth. Hair Extension Highlights are the answer: applied at home in minutes, these highlights can change up your look instantly without damaging your hair!
I truly hope you found the tips above helpful to achieving gorgeous hair this summer. I love helping women get the hair they have always wanted, and as some of you know, I am able to provide you with more than just great info. I also sell some killer premium hair products! Check out our gorgeous selection of Hair Extension Highlights here. We have a wide range of colors that will keep you on-trend this summer, from lavender to ombre, we got you covered!