5 Tips to Unlock Summer-Ready Hair

Beat the heat with our summer-approved tips.

You may have your summer wardrobe ready, but have you thought about your hair? Although we may love the warm weather, sun-drenched days spent by the pool, our hair needs a little extra attention to thrive all season long. Read on for our top 5 tips to unlock summer-ready hair, so you can focus on which swimsuit to wear instead.

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1. Make moisture your best friend.

When the weather gets warmer and the humidity starts to creep in, so does pesky summer frizz. If your hair is super dry, the cuticle of each strand opens to collect moisture from the air, and this opening is what we see as frizz. Yikes! 

To keep hair silky smooth, update your AURA Ritual goals to include Moisture or add moisturizing products like leave-in conditioners into your daily routine, so your hair doesn’t have to search for more in the air. Our personalized moisturizing formulas are infused with ultra-hydrating ingredients like Murumuru Butter and Cupuacu Butter, to leave your hair with an irresistible, long-lasting shine. 

Adjusting your Ritual goals for the summer is super easy, and something we encourage every season.

2. Kick sun and UV damage to the curb.

We use sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun, but what about our lovely locks? The sun can put some serious stress on both your hair and scalp, so when summer comes around, it’s crucial to protect them both. Of course, you can always toss on a stylish hat or use a leave-in conditioner, but your personalized Ritual can also help you prepare for those sunny afternoons. 

Our Scalp Care goal includes nourishing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Tea Tree Oil that also moisturize your hair and scalp at the same time—now that’s a win-win. If you’re worried about UV-induced color fade, we’ve got you covered with our Color Protect goal. Infused with Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, and Babassu Oil, your hair will have a vibrant and luscious finish all summer long. 

Mix and match Scalp Care or Color Protect with any other hair goals you have to achieve the ultimate summer hair care Ritual.

3. Prevent pool-stressed strands.

Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool, the ocean, or anything in between, each may contain harmful chemicals or sediments like chlorine and dehydrating salts that can be harsh on your hair. Without proper prevention, your hair can lose some of its protective oils making it less shiny and vulnerable to the elements.

We suggest wetting your hair with fresh water before you dive in so that your hair soaks up less of the chemicals and maintains its bounce and luster. You may even want to comb some of your AURA Conditioner or Masque through your hair before taking a dip or opt for a swimming cap for complete coverage.

4. Hit the town with heatless styles.

In the summer months, it’s time to put down the curling iron, retire your blowouts, and go for a more effortless and heat-free look. When you expose your hair to more heat on hot days without the proper protection, your hair can become dry, brittle, and prone to breakage—and nobody has time for that! 

There are plenty of stylish hairstyles to choose from that fit this bill, like a simple low ponytail or funky space buns. Whether you just want to rock your natural texture or try a new heat-free style, summer is the perfect time to enjoy a more laid-back look.

5. Show off a fresh, summery look with our temporary pigments.

In addition to new summer hairstyles, explore some enchanting new hair colors with our temporary pigments! If you just want to give your current hair color a boost or a little dazzle in the sunlight, try one of our Classic shades like Chocolate or Copper. If you’re feeling whimsical, go for one of our travel-inspired Fantasy shades like Miami Pink or Kyoto Purple. Feel free to get creative by trying a money piece or switch up your color to fit each season for a look that is 100% unique to you. 

With these tips in hand, every day will be a fabulous hair day, no matter what the summer holds. Just remember to adjust your Ritual as needed and have fun with your styles—it is summer after all! And if you want more hair inspo and Specialist tips on how to get the most out of your hair this summer, check us out on Instagram @aurahaircare.