According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration, more than 40,000 daily heat records have been broken around the country so far this year, and there's a good chance the sun is taking its toll on your strands. We have the smart and savvy tips to help keep your mane manageable.
Most people want standout hair in the summer, but we often get hair that literally stands out! Blame the frizz on excess moisture in the air. Water molecules in humid air can enter the hair shaft and cause it to swell! To knock it down, use serums that have a silicone-base. Silicone temporarily glues the hair cuticle and prevents it from absorbing water.
You're not only one with an oily scalp. Scientists say extra heat causes your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. For a quick fix, blot your scalp and hairline with witch hazel -- a natural oil-dissolving astringent.
Finally is chlorine turning you green? Hard metal particles found in pool water can leave a discoloring film on the hair. The effect can occur in all hair colors, it's just more obvious in blondes. To prevent it, wet your hair with tap water before swimming. Dry hair absorbs the liquid to which it's first exposed. If the damage has already been done. Rinse hair with cider vinegar and water.
If you're looking for more poolside protection, reach for a beer. Rinsing with a pale brew post-swim can help prevent the green look.