Healthy and fit summer hair
Staying fit means taking care of your whole body including your hair. You can lift all the weights in the world and tone your abdominals to perfection, but if your hair is damaged, guess what people notice? You got it – the locks. In the summer, it is even more important to pay attention to your tresses. Ms. TJ Kittelson, owner and hairstylist from TJ’s salon, has some great tips on how to have healthy and fit hair this summer. Here they are:
- Wear a hat or scarf to protect hair from UV rays
- Avoid getting into a pool, a lake, or the ocean with dry hair; wet hair completely first
- Wear a bathing cap in the water
- Add conditioner to wet hair to provide an extra barrier before you get into a pool
- Shampoo hair less frequently and use more water instead of product
Summer means lots of sunshine, water activities, and sweating. This can be a hair-frizzing and hair-splitting disaster. Ms. Kittelson says to combat these issues hair care products are important. She highly recommends Joico’s Sun Therapy. It is a moisturizing product that is absorbed into the hair shaft instead of just sitting on it. There are lots of new products designed to help you hair get through the summer with style instead of just limping along. TJ would be happy to recommend the best products for your hair. Just mention that you heard about her through cakechow.com, and she will provide a free summer hair consultation with any other service.
Here are some other important hair facts that you might not know about treating your hair well.
Did you know?
- Protein conditioner makes hair stronger but NOT softer
- Fine hair needs more protein while thick, coarse hair needs more moisturizer
- Moisture closes the hair cuticle to make it more manageable
- Most shampoos for color-treated hair have sun protection ingredients included but these are for year-round, not summer sun
- To clarify your hair, you can make up your own batch of shampoo: baking soda and warm water (1 tablespoon of baking soda in 6 oz. of warm water)
- White vinegar is better than apple cider vinegar for clarifying and tightening the hair shaft
TJ Kittelson is a summer hair-care expert who owns and operates her own salon (TJ’s Salon). She has operated her business in Colorado Springs since 2003. Before that, TJ was a product line demonstrator. To schedule and appointment at her in-home salon, please call 233-4483. Tell her that the Colorado Springs Fitness examiner sent you and you will receive a “surprise” discount on certain summer hair care products.