Do You Have Long Hair? How do People with Long Hair Survive in the Summer?

Did you know that more than 13% of the population have hair longer than shoulder length? Long hair on men and women alike can be a powerful, elegant statement. 

But long hair can be a pain in the summer. It’s hot, difficult to take care of, and can get damaged easily.

So how do people with long hair survive in the summer? Many people end up just cutting their hair short during the summer months to keep it off their necks! 

However, with a little bit of care and attention, long hair maintenance is entirely possible during the summer. If you’re interested in learning how to manage your mane during the summer, read on! 

Prevent UV Damage

You know that the sun can burn and damage your skin, but did you know that it can also damage your hair? UVA and UVB rays can degrade both the protein and pigment in your hair! This means your hair can fry and lose its color just from being in the sun. 

Try to cover your hair with a hat when you’re outside. Your hat should not be too tight and should allow for airflow.

Furthermore, try to use a cap made out of natural fibers like cotton and wool instead of silk or nylon. These materials are less likely to overheat and will allow your head to stay cool. Make sure you avoid skin irritations by keeping your cap clean so it’s not dirty and sweaty.

If you’re not able to fully cover your hair, it’s important to prevent sunburns on your scalp by applying sunscreen to your part.  

Repair Dry Hair

Dry hair can be a huge problem in summer due to the heat and UV damage. If you use styling tools, it’s extra important to protect your hair during this time. Use a heat protectant spray before styling and try to use a low heat setting.

If your hair is already damaged, special hair care products or a conditioning treatment are a great way to go about repairing dry hair.

After using shampoo for long hair, apply a small amount of conditioner to your split ends and let them soak for 15 minutes while you’re in the shower. For serious damage, have a professional deep conditioning treatment done. 

At Public Image LTD, the Salon, our hair artists have found that using the Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair works extremely well to deeply and effectively reconstruct, restore, and repair the cuticle layer’s lipid inner hair structure achieving intensive regeneration.

Experiment With Different Hair Styles

You can style your hair in several ways to protect your hair from UV rays. If your go-to hairstyle is a ponytail, consider experimenting with braids and updos!

A long French braid can protect your hair and keep it safe without pulling it too tight. You can also go to a salon and have a professional updo appointment to keep it off your neck in a fashionable way.

Prevent Hair Frizz

Hot and humid weather can lead to frizzy, disorderly, and crazy hair during summer, which you can defeat with a few simple tricks. Maintaining your hair with some conditioning and styling can keep your hair orderly and help you achieve the look you want.

Read more about our tips to beat the frizz in this blog post

How Do People With Long Hair Survive in the Summer? With a Great Stylist

Now that you know the answer to, “How do people with long hair survive in the summer,” it’s time for you to stop fearing the hot weather. You can manage, maintain, and style your hair with a little bit of care and attention. 

If you need some advice or to give your hair special treatment, book an appointment with us at PIL the Salon for all your hair care needs!