Happy Wednesday! It’s unseasonably cool around here today which a welcome change for me. As it has been getting warmer, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s in my hair care arsenal for this summer. I’ve also been thinking about how to keep my hair strong and healthy. While these tips may not be all that groundbreaking, they have certainly helped me grow my hair out!

Three Tips for Healthy Summer Hair:

*Give your hair a break & let it air dry once in a while

*Use a heat protecting spray when blow drying, straightening, curling, or in the sun

*Use a silk pillowcase when sleeping (I have this one & it goes everywhere with me!)

I’m going to be super honest, I NEVER use a blow dryer. The only time my hair gets dried with heat is when I’m at a salon. I don’t even own a hair dryer. I only wash my hair twice a week at the most, so I will let it dry over night. Am I the worst beauty blogger ever? Maybe. However, I promise that letting your hair air dry will help it’s growth and strength immensely.

Most of us know to apply a heat protecting spray when styling, but I recommend a heat protectant spray even when going swimming or to the lake/beach. Since our hair is smack dab on the top of our head, we need to protect it like we would our skin. Think of heat protecting spray as a “sunscreen” for your hair ;)

I will be the first person to tell you that I was skeptical of silk pillowcases. I was like there is NO way that silk pillowcases can help keep my skin clear or help my hair not tangle as much, but it has really worked for me. AND talk about the coolness on the other side of the pillow! It’s great!

I thought I would share what products I use & what products I’m picking up from the Gorgeous Hair Event with Ulta that I think will help you accomplish your goal of healthy summer hair. With the exception of the Ouidad Climate Control Gel, I have used all of these products and they were good enough to make this list.

Wednesday, May 25th: 50% off Atmos-Shield Hair Protectant from Orlando Pita Play & Advanced Climate Control Gel from Ouidad

Friday, May 27th: 50% off select styling from Kenra (I love this dry texture spray!)

Monday, May 30th: 50% off Luster Lock from Joico

Thursday, June 2nd: 50% off Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner from Healthy Sexy Hair

Friday, June 3rd: 50% off Frizz Dismiss Treatments from Redken (I love this mask!)

(click on any product above to shop)

Remember, it’s always easier to prevent heat/sun damage before it happens! I think of it like I think of moisturization…once your skin is dry, it’s SO much harder to get the moisture back. The same way with your hair…once it gets broken and fried, it’s SO much harder to repair it.

PS I have been growing my hair out for a couple of years now. It’s finally long enough that I feel like when I get it curled, it doesn’t look like Shirley Temple ;) Check out this Instagram post to see the blowout I got recently! I highly recommend Hayley at Just Blow if you’re ever in the Little Rock area.

 I want to hear from you:

-What are your tips for healthy summer hair?

-What are your must-have hair products?

Thanks for reading!