How to Get Your Hair Summer Ready

by Madeleine Borgersen

Locks starting a little worse for wear after a few winter months? Get those tresses ready for summer with these top tips, to treat, refresh and revive, from Australian award winning hairstylist Lizzie Liros.

How to Get Your Hair Summer Ready

Get your locks summer ready by protecting it from damaging heat in the form of air conditioning and heat styling. Philips MoistureProtect range is the no-brain pick that auto-magically adjusts the temperature to keep your hair healthy.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Moisture loss in winter is a big issue for many women, with their hair becoming dry, frizzy and unmanageable.

Hair often becomes dehydrated in winter due to the increased amount of time we spend indoors in heated environments. So being mindful of how we blow dry out hair and the professional tools and products we use are a must for retaining the hairs natural moisture.

Let the hair dry naturally before blow-drying into style or using an iron. Always spray with a thermal production spray before using heat tools like the Philips MoistureProtect Dryer or Philips MoistureProtect Straightener to protect the cuticle before styling. This will help cut down styling time and mechanical damage the hair.

TIP: Reduce frizz with the Philips EasyShine Ionic Styling Brush. The ionizer generates negative ions to neutralize positive charge of static electricity – helping reduce frizz and bring back smoothness and shine to hair instantly

Top up your treatments

Keep your hair in optimal condition throughout the cooler months by investing in a high-quality professional treatment specifically for dry hair.

A once a week leave in or wash out treatment will impart much-needed moisture to the hair, helping it remain hydrated, healthy and silky smooth and soft.

How to Get Your Hair Summer Ready

The Philips MoistureProtect hair styling tools have an intelligent sensor that adjusts the temperature to suit your hair’s current moisture levels, meaning less damage!

Work on your summer colour

Winter is the perfect time to work on your summer hair colour, especially if you want to lighten your shade for the warmer months.

To preserve the hair’s health it’s best to make gradual colour changes over a period of time, this helps ensure the hair remains in optimal condition and your colour has a beautiful natural finish.

Always seek professional advice on what colour works best for your personal look and skin tone and have your stylist create a colour plan that will have your locks looking hot for summer.

How to Get Your Hair Summer ReadyGet regular trims

Regular trims are a MUST for glossy luscious hair. Many people think that avoiding trims will help their hair grow faster, but it is actually the opposite. When it comes to split ends, like attracts like, the longer you leave them the more you will end up with. So regular micro-trims by a professional stylist will ensure your hair remains strong, healthy and vibrant all year round.

Beware of breakage

When the cooler months hit it can be really easy to fall into a hairstyle slump and choose a simple high top but as your go-to style. However constantly tying your hair up in high tight ponytails or buns can create hair breakage around the hairline and crown, so changing your hairstyles is vital to your overall hair health.

Winter is the perfect time to wear your hair in beautiful curls or long loose braids and low slung ponytails. Experiment with your styling and at the same time keep hair breakage to a minimum.

TIP: Using clips instead of hair ties is a great alternative styling tool that greatly reduced hair breakage.

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