Summer brings with it a feeling of freedom and frivolity that transcends itself even to our hair. Along with the sun, sand, and surf that go hand in hand with summer, there are also many myths about what is good and bad for your hair when the summer heat takes hold. FHI Heat always wants you to have the real story, so read on to find out more about the summer myths you need to stop worrying about.
Yes, we get it. It does seem to make sense that if you are hot and sweaty in the summer, that you shouldn’t add to the mayhem by using oil on your hair. That is a myth you should stop believing, however. Using a product in your hair, even though at first glance it seems it will be adding grease, can actually protect it from the harsh elements of summer, such as sun, heat, humidity, chlorine, sand, and saltwater. Try our Liquid Satin Treatment, which uses silk proteins and silk amino acids to give your hair a beautiful shine. This special formula will reduce the frizz brought about by the summer heat and humidity, as well.
Some people who struggle with dandruff and flaking in the winter months think they are safe in the summer, but that is not the case. If sweat dries on your scalp it can lead to flaking, and shedding white flakes onto your summer tanks and dresses is certainly not fun. Since summer is a time when people are outside more working out and working up a sweat, your hair gets sweatier too. The best thing you can do if you sweat a lot in the summer is up your hair washing game. And if you are washing and styling it more, make sure to use Protective Prep and Primer to protect your hair from the heat of styling tools, as well as the harsh elements of summer.
We’ve all had those mornings when, despite our best intentions, our hair does whatever it wants to. It doesn’t have to be this way, even in summer’s heat and humidity. Try our Satin Finish Conditioning Treatment, which makes your hair more manageable and healthy. Apply on wet hair to detangle and condition, and apply to dry hair so that you can tame the frizz and flyaways. The other way to combat frizz is to minimize time spent with tools and heat damage. Try our Platform Blowout Brush to do four jobs in one: dry, volumize, smooth, and curl. This is especially effective with FHI Heat products, which are all designed to work in tandem. In fact, FHI products utilize negative ion technology, an advanced way to beat frizz with every styling pass, whether you are drying, straightening, or curling!
Just because you are more relaxed in the summer doesn’t mean your hair is. Although many people believe that hair grows less in the summer, that is simply not true. Believe it or not, hair growth has to do with the circulation in your body. (That is why brushing your hair and increasing the circulation in your scalp helps with hair growth.) During the winter months, your body works very hard to keep your internal organs going because of the cold. But in the summer, there is more circulation to your skin, which helps your hair follicles to grow. Experts say hair actually grows 10-15% more in the summer than in the winter. No matter how fast your hair grows, summer is a perfect time to try out our Platform Titanium Collection and play around with your hairstyle.
Women have long been told to brush their hair 100 strokes before bed. And clearly, brushing your hair does offer some benefits. By brushing your hair you are stimulating the blood flow to your scalp, and increased blood flow encourages hair growth. Brushing also distributes natural oils down the hair shaft, helping your hair to have that shiny glow. But experts warn that too much can be damaging, and you only need to brush your hair to style it and get the knots out. You also need to use the right brush. The Unbrush is the perfect brush for detangling stubborn hair, and its vented cushion can reduce drying time by 48%. Who has time for 100 strokes and long dry times during the summer to start with? The Unbrush also comes in a wide variety of colors so you can match your personal style as you get a handle on your hair.
No matter how much or little you care about your hair in the summer, there are a few hair myths that simply have to go. Whether you pull back your hair in a ponytail or under a hat, or you take the time to style and set it, blowing the above myths out of the water will leave you with the healthiest possible hair to enjoy in the sultry summer months.