Summer 2016: Perfect Hair Days All Season Long

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My mother always says, ‘I can tell how your summer is going because you’re either having fun or you have good hair.”

She’s right. Summer is hard on your hair.

You’re either having a blast and your hair is a mess (because let’s face it, when you’re outdoors swimming and living free you just can’t control that shit). Or you’re hair is perfect, which means you’re not spending your time at the beach or riding your bike or whatever it is that you really love to do when the weather is fine (cause we both know it ain’t your hair).

I want you to have fun this summer and I want you to have that good hair while you do it.

So today, we’re going to talk about how to make that happen.

Start in the Spring

Spring is all about rejuvenation in almost every aspects of our lives. We clean things out. We get rid of old tired things that we no longer need. We spruce up our wardrobes and often we look to sprucing up our hair as well by going lighter, maybe going for a shorter length or trying a fringe.

All of this really boils down to one thing: we’re setting ourselves up in anticipation of all the things we want to achieve in the coming months. To be reborn and try something new. Of course our hair is no exception.

If there’s a particular hair goal that you have, let’s get you there. The only way we can do that is if we start planning now while there’s still time to do the work.

 Make a Plan

It’s important to really think about what you want for your summer and what kind of hair and/or haircare routine you want to have during that time.

Will you be doing a lot of travelling? Do you spend a lot of time in the sun? Are you going to be swimming a lot in the pool or the ocean? How much time do you really want to spend doing your hair and what look are you going for?

Really think about it. It’s a good idea to make a product plan that’s going to help manage these things and make getting that good hair effortless. You’re probably going to want to be investing in a conditioner that’s going to repair damage if you swim a lot, or sea salt sprays and wild stylers if you’re going for a more bohemian hair vibe for summer 2016.

Treat Yourself, Girl

Coming out of winter, everyone is feeling like their skin and hair are really dry.

Well, you are right! 

Months of being in forced air heating really sucks the moisture out of you. That, combined with the lack of humidity in Toronto is a serious issue for your hair.

So going into spring it’s a good idea to consider doing a treatment. I honestly think that people should do a treatment every month, but at the very least every three months. Basically every time the seasons change because the benefits are cumulative, you really do get the best results with repeat applications.

Plus, seasonal treatments are a great way to set the tone for the health of your hair going into the spring or summer. With the wide range of treatments available today, we’ve got you covered whatever your hair goals are.

My Advice

You definitely want to steer clear of drastic cuts for the summer. They give you an amazing and polished look but it’s a lot to manage in the warmer months when we tend to be at home less, outdoors more, and trying to squeeze as much as we can into our free time. I mean, who wants to waste time in the bathroom getting ready when you could be outside.

And as always, think small changes that have a big impact, always start with color and stay subtle. If you have any questions or you have a specific hair goal you want to achieve, let's talk about it! That's what I'm here for.

Here’s to the summer,

~ Chanel.