From the beach to the trails, you and your hair have had a lot of adventures this summer - and every story leaves its mark. End of summer hair damage is a common seasonal woe for all hair types and textures. Even with the best summer hair care routine, your beautiful tresses can still feel worn out by the time fall rolls around. Sun exposure, chlorine, wind, rain, and even the aftermath of your fresh summer hair color can leave brittle, dry, and dull hair behind. Worse, damaged hair is vulnerable to breakage. This in turn leads to hair loss and thinning. Drier, colder air can exacerbate the damage, so it's important to start the season with fresh, revitalized locks.
Take some inspiration from our style team and bring your end-of-summer hair back from vacation. RevAir has the best ways to combat hair damage ready to restore your hair's vibrance.
Give Your Hair a Second Summer Break
Sometimes a little rest is all your hair needs to return to its former glory. Dry hair is often the product of too much washing and styling. During the summer, we're more active and prone to washing our hair more often. Add swimming into the mix and it's easy to see how your hair might suffer. Water strips away the hair's outer layer, exposing the cuticle and leaving it vulnerable to breakage and frizz.
To reverse hair damage before it leads to thinning, take a break from rigorous hair wash schedules. A good way to train your hair to space out washes longer is to start small. Take it one day at a time. If you're used to washing your hair every other day, try every three days instead. Increase the break one day at a time. Once you've deciphered what day your hair starts to look greasy, you'll have a good grasp on the best hair wash cadence for your hair type.
Enjoy Beachy Vibes With Coconut-Based Hair Products
Why is the hair and beauty community nuts for coconut-based products? Simply put; because they're amazing!
Coconut products are all-natural, cruelty-free, and perfect for beauty gurus on a budget. They're non-damaging for color-treated hair and gentle on all hair types. For those looking to avoid harsh, drying ingredients like sulfates, coconut oil, and coconut water offer a clean beauty alternative to shampoos and conditioners with a lengthy ingredients list.
Coconut oil is a classic restorative for reversing hair damage. When it comes to dry hair, coconut oil not only acts as an intensive deep moisture treatment, but the oil base seals the cuticle and helps the hair retain more moisture. This is great news for low porosity hair! The antibacterial properties in coconut oil make this product the perfect scalp care solution in addition to being a natural conditioner. Coconut oil prevents flakes, dandruff, fungal build-up, and other common hair woes, leaving behind amazing shine and softness for your tresses. Experts agree that it's a fantastic way to combat split ends and breakage.
You can use coconut oil as:
- An overnight hair mask
- A leave-in hair mask
- A detangling treatment with added slip for breakage-free brushing
- A scalp oil treatment
- To enhance shine and shape your curls
A lightweight compliment to coconut oil, coconut water is a must for reversing hair damage. The rich hydration and nutrients promote the growth of new cells and stimulate the scalp by improving blood circulation. Essential vitamins like A and E are key components of coconut water. The unique molecular structure binds with the keratin proteins in each strand to seal in moisture.
Try coconut water in a spritz bottle along with a drop of your favorite essential oil (we recommend rose or lavender!). Take your DIY to revitalize spray with you to:
- Freshen up after the gym
- Give dry hair a boost
- Prep your hair before heat styling
- Nourish an irritated scalp
With so many versatile uses, it's no wonder that hair experts are taking the beachy vibes with them with the restorative power of coconut-based home hair care products.
Go All Natural and Let Your Hair Down
Now is the perfect time to start growing out your summer hair color. If your hair has been on a strict color care regimen, chances are it needs some time for a rest. We give you permission to let your hair color grow out. By the time your hair color is fully grown out, you'll be ready to try the next seasonal hair color trend. Stick to long, loose hairstyles that don't pull, saving your roots from added stress. If you rock extensions or a protective hairstyle, consider taking them out to let your hair breathe.
Looking for a fresh autumn hairstyle altogether? Get rid of hair damage altogether by cutting out the split ends to make room for silky, soft new growth. We're talking the big chop. Book the salon appointment you've been dreaming of and get your hair a chic pixie, bob, or lob. While you're rocking a stunning new look, your hair will be growing out with renewed health and radiance. Everyone needs a change once in a while, even your hair!
Enhance Shine With Hair Oils
Dullness is often a result of too much sun exposure. To get your sparkle back, we'd suggest incorporating hair oils into your daily routine. Hair oils are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids. These can restore volume and bounce to dull, limp locks. Be sure to work hair oil all through your locks, starting from the ends and working your way up to the roots. Leave the oil in for at least 30 minutes for best results. The shine and brilliance of freshly oiled hair will make you think the sun is still illuminating your gorgeous locks.
Best of all, DIY hair oils are lightweight so they won't leave behind any greasy residue. This is a great choice for all hair types. If your hair tends to be more delicate and prone to excess sebum, choose a light oil and use only a drop or two. For thicker hair and curls, use liberally and section your hair to apply the serum to each layer. If all of that time in the sun has left your hair feeling a bit crisp, starting a fall hair oil routine is the perfect way to bring back your hair's silky softness.
A few of our top choices for DIY hair oils include:
Aim to keep your hair on a consistent hair oil routine while you're transitioning seasons. Using hair oils twice weekly is a great place to start. You can adjust the frequency once you understand how your hair responds.
Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair
Nourishing your body includes nourishing your hair as well. Focus on incorporating more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants into your daily routine. The best antioxidants for hair health include blueberries, raspberries, fish, mangoes, peaches, nuts, and grains. Many of these foods serve the dual purpose of strengthening omega-3 compounds. Vitamins A, B6, D, E, and iron are among the top vitamins for hair growth. These key vitamins can hydrate dry hair while stimulating the scalp to increase length and fullness.
Adam Reed of Percy and Reed had this to say about a hair-healthy diet, "choosing supplements like biotin, Omega 3,6 and 9, fish oils and garlic will help your hair to become strong and healthy."
Take it from the experts, a hair-healthy diet can make a big difference in preventing hair damage!
Lower the Heat
Feel the freedom of letting the wind comb your hair. Summer hairstyling often includes curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers. Your hair needs to be vacation ready and picture-perfect at all times. This often means compromising hair health along the way. Now that it's time to give your hair a rest, consider turning the heat down a notch. You can still enjoy the illusion of carefree, windblown locks without trusting your hair completely to the tedious process of air drying.
RevAir's brilliant reverse air technology makes the low-heat lifestyle simple and easy. 3x faster than a traditional high heat hairdryer, we've combined our love of technology alongside our passion for making sure everyone has nothing but love for their locks. Gentle reverse air mechanics allow you to dry, style, stretch, and smooth all at once. The compact design is perfect for on-the-go styling. Take it anywhere your adventures take you!
Summer may be the most eventful time of the year, but it's equally important to give yourself time to rest and recover. Work your hair care into your self-care routine by prioritizing ways to reverse hair damage. If you need more hair-specific recommendations, reach out to our team! We have your back through every season, from split-ends to smooth sailing and beyond.