The Hair Department: Caring for your hair in the heat

Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 4:39 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Now that the weather is much hotter, you have to care for your hair just like you care for your skin. We talked with the Hair Department’s Abby West about some products to use to protect your hair.

The Surface Trinity Repair Tonic works as both a heat protectant and a UV/ sun protectant. Think of it as sunscreen for your hair! This is important if you have naturally dry hair or thin and want to keep the ends from becoming dried out and split from being exposed to the sun all day. Also, this product is great at keeping your color from fading due to sun exposure. This protein spray is water based and so there is no fear of over-using this product. It will not cause your hair to become over- proteinized and brittle.

Another product that is great for those weekends away at the lake is the Curls Cleansing Cream. This product is perfect for the evenings after a long day in the water or just out in the sun. When you don’t quite need to wash your hair, but it does need a little extra hydration. As a lightweight cream, this product gently cleanses with completely stripping your hair as a traditional shampoo would do. Even though this product is listed as part of the curls line, it is not specific for the texture of your hair, everyone can use it. Just know that this is a very hydrating product, and you made need to use a little bit less if your hair isn’t textured. It is also a great solution so that you only have to pack a single hair product instead of your whole shower.

Remember that while we are out enjoying the warmth and the sunshine that not only is our skin absorbing the harmful rays of the sun but so always is our hair. We wouldn’t forget to put sunscreen on and moisturizing lotion on our bodies or faces, so we most definitely shouldn’t forget to treat our hair the same way!