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Top 10 Hair Care Tips For Fabulous Summer

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

we're serving the hottest tips to keep your hair in top shape.
Top 10 Summer Hair Care Tips to Beat the Heat

  • Get ready to turn heads this summer! As the best hair salon in NJ, we're serving the hottest tips to keep your hair in top shape.

  • Whether you're a fan of our professional hair styling, hair coloring services or looking to learn from our balayage specialists, this guide is your ticket to stunning summer hair.

  • We're spilling all the secrets to combat frizz, protect your locks from swimming damage, and much more. So, buckle up, and let's dive into a summer of sensational hair!

Frizz Factor

When the mercury soars, our hair often transforms into a frizzy spectacle, but why does this happen? Picture this: your hair strands are like tiny, thirsty sponges, soaking up the summer humidity. This causes them to swell and poof - hello, frizz! It's as if your hair is hosting a summer fiesta, and frizz is the party crasher that just won't take a hint!

Fear not, we're here with the ultimate frizz-busting game plan. Start by quenching your hair's thirst with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner - think of it as a refreshing summer cocktail for your locks. Next, enlist the help of a hair serum or leave-in conditioner. These are your hair's personal bouncers, forming a protective shield to lock in moisture and keep the humidity at bay.

And remember, give the heat tools a break when you can. They can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it more susceptible to frizz. With these tips in your arsenal, you're all set to show frizz the exit and welcome a summer of sleek, stunning hair!

Popular Olaplex products that are known for their moisturizing properties:

  1. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector: This at-home treatment is designed to strengthen and moisturize hair that has been damaged by chemical treatments or heat styling. It helps to restore the hair's natural texture and shine, leaving it soft and manageable.

  2. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo: Formulated to gently cleanse the hair while nourishing and hydrating it. It contains the same active ingredients as the Olaplex No. 3 treatment and is designed to help maintain the health and integrity of the hair.

  3. Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner: Perfect complement to the Olaplex No. 4 shampoo, as it helps to nourish further and hydrate the hair. It contains a blend of hydrating and strengthening ingredients, leaving hair feeling soft and silky.

Swimming Damage

Summer Hair Tips From Hair Salon Owner Arsovska
Imagine your hair crying out, "Mayday! Mayday!"

Who doesn't love a refreshing dip in the pool or the ocean on a hot summer day? But while it's a treat for us, it's a whole different story for our hair.

Both chlorine-filled pools and salty ocean water can be harsh on our locks, leaving them dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Imagine your hair crying out, "Mayday! Mayday!" as it plunges into these hair hazards.

But don't hang up your swimsuit just yet! We've got lifesaving tips to keep your hair safe while you swim.

Before you dive in, wet your hair with fresh water. This simple step can help reduce the amount of chlorine or salt your hair absorbs. Consider applying a leave-in conditioner or hair mask before swimming for extra protection.

And don't forget to rinse your hair thoroughly after your swim to wash away any lingering pool chemicals or salt. With these tips, you can enjoy your swim without sacrificing the health of your hair. So go ahead, make a splash this summer, and let your hair do the same!

Tips for Healthy and Gorgeous Summer Hair

Want to shine brighter than the summer sun? Keeping your hair fabulous this season is a breeze! Hydrate, nourish, protect, and pamper - our summer hair mantra. Sip on water, munch on hair-healthy foods, shield those locks with a chic hat or UV-protective products, and indulge in a weekly deep conditioning spa-at-home. Follow these easy steps, and you're all set to flaunt your summer-ready, gorgeous hair!


Feeling the heat this summer? Your hair is too! High temperatures can leave your hair parched, leading to dryness and breakage. Think of it as a summer sunburn but for your hair! But don't sweat it - we've got the cool-down tips your hair needs.

Shield your strands with a heat-protectant spray before you step out. And remember, less is more when it comes to heat styling. Embrace your natural texture and let your hair air dry whenever you can. With these hot tips, you're all set to beat the heat and keep your hair looking cool all summer!


Is humidity playing havoc with your hair? You're not alone! Humidity can turn even the sleekest of strands into a frizzy frenzy. It's like your hair's own personal summer storm! But don't let the humidity dampen your style.

Arm yourself with an anti-humidity hairspray to keep that frizz at bay. Opt for hairstyles that work with the weather, like braids or buns, which can turn humidity-induced texture into a style statement. With these tips, you'll be ready to weather any humidity storm that comes your way, keeping your hair fabulous, come rain or shine!


Ready to make a splash without sacrificing your strands? Swimming is the ultimate summer activity, but pools and oceans can be harsh on your hair. Think of it as your hair's own underwater adventure, filled with challenges! But fear not, we've got the swim-safe tips your hair needs.

Wet your hair with fresh water before diving in to help it absorb less chlorine or salt. Apply a protective layer of conditioner or hair oil for an extra shield. And don't forget to rinse thoroughly post-swim to wash away any lingering pool chemicals or salt. Dive into these tips, and you're all set for a swim session that leaves your hair as happy as you are!

Salon Owner Ljupka Arsovska
Keeping your hair fabulous this season is a breeze!

Popular shampoos for the summer:

  1. Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo: This popular shampoo helps repair and maintain hair bonds while providing gentle cleansing. It's perfect for those with dry, damaged, or color-treated hair.

  2. Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo: This lightweight shampoo is excellent for those who love beachy waves. It adds texture and volume while also removing impurities from the hair.

  3. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo: This is an excellent option for those on a budget. It provides deep hydration to the hair and scalp, leaving hair soft and manageable.

Hair Care Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Additional tips on how to care for hair in hot summer weather

Tip #1: Fight Against Frizz And Dehydration

Frizz and dehydration cramping your summer style? Say no more! Quench your hair's thirst with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, and let Olaplex products be your secret weapon against frizz. With these power-packed tips, you're ready to flaunt hydrated, frizz-free hair all summer. Bring it on, summer heat!

Tip #2: Avoid Applying Additional Heat

Too much heat got your hair beat? This summer, give your locks a break from the styling tools. Think of it as a summer vacay for your tresses! Embrace your natural texture, air dry when you can, and watch your hair thank you with a healthy glow. Less heat, more chic - that's our summer motto!

Tip #3: Wash Less Often

Washing your hair too often this summer? Pump the brakes! Overwashing can strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it thirsty in the summer heat. Instead, embrace the magic of Olaplex products and let your hair's natural oils do their thing. Remember, sometimes less is more, and that includes washes. So, this summer, let's dial down the suds and dial up the shine!

Tip #4: Opt for Cooler Water

Hot showers feel great, but your hair might not agree! This summer, turn down the temperature dial when washing your hair. Cooler water can help seal your hair cuticles, locking in moisture and giving your locks a glossy finish. So, chill out - your hair will thank you for the cool-down!

Summer is perfect for experimenting
Hair salon owner Arsovska in Croatia

Tip #5: Wear Cooler Styles

Looking for a cool way to beat the heat? Switch up your hairstyle! Summer is perfect for experimenting with updos like braids, buns, or ponytails. Not only do these styles keep you cool, but they also protect your hair from the summer elements. So, get creative, stay cool, and let your summer hairdo make a sizzling statement!

Tip #6: Swim Responsibly

Ready to dive into summer fun? Just remember to swim responsibly - for your hair, that is! Before you take the plunge, wet your hair with fresh water and apply a protective layer of conditioner. After your swim, rinse thoroughly to wash away any lingering pool chemicals or salt. With these tips, you can make a splash without making a fuss over your hair!

Tip #7: Beware of the Brush

Brushing your hair seems simple, right? But beware - the wrong technique can lead to breakage! This summer, treat your hair with kindness. Opt for a wide-tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles, and always start detangling from the ends, working your way up. With these tips, you'll keep your hair tangle-free and terrific all summer!

Tip #8: Be Careful with Color

Rocking a vibrant hair color this summer? Keep it looking fresh and fabulous! The sun can fade your color and leave your hair looking dull. Protect your color-treated hair by using products designed for colored hair and wearing a hat when the sun's rays are strongest. This summer, let's keep your color shining as bright as the sun!

Protect Your Hair With A Hat
Hair salon owner Arsovska feeds pigeons in Milano, IT

Tip #9: Hats vs. Heat

Hats off to... hats! A stylish hat is your hair's best friend when battling the summer heat. Not only does it provide a chic addition to your summer outfit, but it also shields your hair from the sun's harsh rays. So, go ahead and top off your look with a trendy hat. Your hair will thank you for the shade!

Tip #10: Short Hair Summer

Considering a summer snip? Short hair is not just a style statement, it's also your ticket to a breezy, carefree summer. It's low maintenance, keeps you cool, and, let's be honest, it's downright chic! So, dare to go short this season and enjoy a summer of effortless style and cool comfort. Short hair, don't care - that's our summer anthem!

Summer Hair Care Made Easy

Ready to take on summer with show-stopping hair? With these easy-to-follow tips, mastering summer hair care is as simple as a summer breeze! From taming the frizz to safeguarding your vibrant color, we've got your back (and hair). After all, summer is about enjoying the sun, the sea, and the sweet moments - and your hair deserves to join the party!

So, dive headfirst into the sunny season, knowing your hair is summer-ready. With a dash of care and a splash of style, you're all set to make this a summer to remember. Here's to a season of endless good hair days under the sun!

Make this a summer to remember
Hair salon owner Arsovska enjoys coffee

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What hairstyles are best for summer?

A: Loose, easy hairstyles like braids, buns, and ponytails are great for summer as they keep your hair off your neck and face while still looking stylish. Avoid tight hairstyles that can cause scalp irritation and breakage.

Q: Can I swim with my hair extensions?

A: Swimming with hair extensions is not recommended, as chlorine and salt water can damage them. However, if you swim with extensions, thoroughly rinse them with clean water afterward and apply a leave-in conditioner to prevent tangles and breakage.

Q: Can I still dye my hair in the summer?

A: Yes, you can still dye your hair in the summer. However, it's essential to take extra care to protect your hair from damage. Avoid dyeing your hair too frequently, and use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner. Additionally, limit exposure to the sun and chlorine by wearing a hat or headscarf and rinsing your hair with fresh water after swimming.

Q: How can I protect my hair from the sun?

A: Whether you're going for a classic and chic look with a wide-brimmed floppy hat or feeling sporty with a baseball cap, there's a hat out there for everyone. And if you're feeling like a beach babe, you can't go wrong with a straw fedora. And let's remember the bucket hat, which has made a comeback and is the perfect mix of practicality and style.

Q: How often should I wash my hair in the summer?

A: It's best to wash your hair every other day in the summer to prevent dryness and damage. However, this can vary depending on your hair type and activity level. For example, if you have oily hair or sweat a lot, you may need to wash your hair more frequently. On the other hand, if you have dry or curly hair, you may be able to go longer between washes.

Author: Ljupka Arsovska, owner and master colorist at AME SALON

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