Things are heating up here in San Diego. Here are six summer hair care tips to keep your locks healthy and beautiful all season, courtesy of the experts at Flirt Urban Salon in Downtown San Diego.

Turn Down the Heat and Go Natural

When it’s hot out, the last thing we want to do is blast the blow dryer or heat up our hair with hot styling tools. Summer is the best time of year to let loose and embrace the natural look. Plus, reducing the amount of heat exposure to your hair will help prevent over-drying and breakage.

Try a Salt Spray

One way to up your summer hair game without heat styling tools is with Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray. This sea salt spray gives you that instant beach babe look by adding volume, texture, and hold for matte, beachy waves. All you have to do is spritz it onto damp hair, twist and scrunch your strands, and let it air dry.

Use a UV Protectant

With all the great San Diego weather, you’ll probably be outside a lot this summer. Whether you’re playing at the beach, dancing your face off at a music festival, hiking Torrey Pines, or barbecuing with friends, your hair will be taking on extra UV exposure. The sun’s rays can break down your hair cuticles, causing them to become brittle and prone to breakage.

When possible, wear a hat that covers all of your hair. When you’re not wearing a hat, Bumble and bumble has a fantastic line of UV-protective hair products that also offer other benefits. Stop by Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego to view the full line of Bb products. You can learn more tips in our blog on “How to Sun-Proof Your Hair from UV Damage”.

Protect Your Hair When Swimming

The chlorine in swimming pools can wreak havoc on your hair by stripping it of natural oils and causing it to become dry, brittle, and even change colors. Wet your hair with clean water before getting in the pool, even if you wear a swimming cap. This will help reduce the amount of chlorine water your hair absorbs. Adding coconut oil or conditioner to your wet hair before a swim can also help prevent chlorine absorption and make it easier to put on and take off a swim cap. Rinse your hair as soon as you get out of the pool. To help add moisture and strength back into your tresses, be sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. A weekly hair mask or leave-in conditioner can also work wonders.

Stay Hydrated Inside and Out

You may not realize how much your hair and skin benefit from you staying hydrated, so be sure to drink plenty of water. You can also help hydrate your thirsty hair from the outside with a hydrating hair mask like Bumble and bumble’s While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque. You can view some of our other favorite hair moisturizing must-haves here.

Trim Your Hair Regularly

With all the ways your hair can get dry and damaged during the summer, one way to stay ahead of split ends is to get your hair trimmed regularly during the summer. This will help prevent the split ends from continuing to split or break off, which can weaken your hair and make it frizzy and dull.

Call Flirt Urban Salon

At Flirt Urban Salon in Downtown San Diego, you can shop the full line of Bumble and bumble hair products to help keep your hair healthy and gorgeous this summer. If you want to schedule a haircut, refresh your hair color, or learn more about hair repair with the help of Olaplex, give us a call at (619) 501-6890.

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