3 Fixes for Your Worst Summer Hair Disasters

Learn how to tame all your summer hair woes!

3 Fixes for Your Worst Summer Hair Disasters

Everyone loves lounging out by the pool or beach in the heat but hot summer weather can be devastating for your hair. Whether you’re battling the sun, heat, humidity or chlorine Dr. Oz and hair expert Tabatha Coffey have the fixes you need to erase all your summer hair debacles!

1) Chlorine Green Hair
It’s one of the worst offenders when it comes to summer hair disasters - green hair! Blonde hair turns green when it oxidizes the same way pennies turn green when they get old. Chlorine can damage the hair shaft and make it more difficult to manage.

Use a clarifying shampoo twice a week throughout the summer or for a DIY fix try this recipe. Soak hair in 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 cups water for 2 minutes. Acetic Acid in vinegar helps strip those impurities out of hair. Rinse hair with warm water and condition. Skip shampooing for a day or two to get your blonde back!

2) Summer Frizz
The secret to preventing summer frizz is letting hair air-dry on humid days. When you heat style your hair you leave room for humidity to work its way into strands. When left wet, hair soaks up as much moisture as possible and leaves less room for humidity.

Try using a silicone-based smoothing serum to manage frizz. It’s non-greasy, glues hair cuticles together, flattens roughness and works as a shield against excess moisture. Work through damp hair and then finish with a gloss spray. Stay away from hair spray and mousse as they contain alcohol, which dries hair out.  

3) Dry and Brittle Ends
Heat and sun can wear away hair’s protective layers, leaving it brittle and dry. Try a deep conditioning treatment 2-3 times a week during the summer. Look for the ingredient keratin as it not only moisturizes but helps rebuild your hair.

Apply the treatment to damp hair and comb from root to tip. Follow with an at-home steam. Throw a towel in the dryer to get it nice and toasty. Put a shower cap on or try using saran wrap and wrap with a hot towel. This opens hair follicles and allows the product to deeply penetrate the cuticle. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse for glossy hydrated hair.

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