#1 rule: Condition
We know: It’s summer and everyone is outside and in the sun having fun, but this can cause damage to your hair. “Apply a generous amount of conditioner (regular or deep) to your hair as religiously as you put sunblock on your skin,” says Daniel Koye, a celebrity hairstylist whose clients include Vanessa Williams, Carly Rae Jepson and Jessica Chastain. “Once you’re done in the sun, your hair will not only be protected but you’ll have soft, sexy locks.”
If you are not ready for the commitment that hair extensions bring, summer is a great time to experiment with clip-ins. With clip-ins, you can have long beachy waves, cute high ponytails, or an array of braids, says Lisa Richards, co-founder of RPZL, a hair extension and blowout bar.
Soothe with organic tea tree oil
“During the summer I have clients coming in with sunburned scalps, which often can be mistaken for dandruff,” says Diana Gallegos, a hair stylist. “For bad cases, I recommend using an organic tea tree oil to help soothe the burn.” At bedtime, add a tiny amount to your fingertips and massage into the scalp gently, then rinse off in your morning shower.