Don’t hide away when the sun shines because you’re worried about bad hair days. All it takes is a little extra TLC and your hair won’t let you down even on a steamy day. Here are some of the top hot weather hair care tips you don’t want to miss.

Summer Should Start With a Trim

Start your summer hair care routine with a trip to your favorite hairstylist. Get rid of those annoying split ends and adopt a fresh summer hairstyle.

Your Hair Requires Shielding From the Sun

Every day get into the habit of applying products that contain UV filters. It might be a gel, cream, or spray formula. These types of products will protect your hair from sun damage and stop your color-treated hair from fading.

If you’re often outside, wearing a hat with a wide brim will protect your scalp, face, and ears, and stop your hair from scorching in the sun.

Make Your Hair Wet Before Taking a Dip

Pool chemicals and salt water can leave your hair looking very tired, dull, and dry. You can reduce the damage by drenching your hair with clean water before you take a dip. A leave-in conditioner works well too.

And don’t forget to rinse your hair after you’ve taken a swim.

Use a Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

If you find yourself washing your hair more frequently during the summer, give your hair a boost by using an anti-residue or clarifying shampoo once every week. These products clear away any buildup in your hair of chemicals or product residue.

Give Your Hot Tools a Vacation

Try to give your hair a vacation from flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers at least once a week. A good tip for those with wavy hair if you want to ditch the frizz is to wash your hair at night and pile it up in a bun, ponytail, or braid before hitting the pillow. In the morning, you’ll be left with a fun beachy wave.

Be Smart and Outwit Your Frizz

The best defense against the dreaded frizz is to keep your hair well-maintained and healthy. Regular trims, conditioning, and a couple of drops of anti-frizz serum or oil will help smooth out the frizz and leave your hair shiny.

Taking extra care of your hair during the summer is all about finding the right balance. Above all, it required protection, conditioning, and hydrating to stop it from drying out.