Summertime is finally here, which means it’s time to enjoy the gorgeous weather! Typically with increased time outside, comes increased sun exposure to our hair. Today on the blog, we’re addressing what can cause damage to your hair during the summer months, and how we recommend avoiding it! Enjoy your summer without sacrificing your healthy locks. 

What can cause damage to the hair during summertime?

Many factors can cause damage to your hair during the warm months, but the sun is one of the biggest culprits. The sun emits harmful rays that can dry out your hair, and this effect is worsened if your hair is color-treated.  

Another element that can cause damage to your hair during this season is any chlorine or chemicals from swimming pools. Combining these elements with extensive heat exposure can really dry out your hair. 

5 Ways to Protect Your Hair During the Summertime

1. Start with a trim

Start the summer season with a fresh cut or trim to get rid of dry, dead ends. Consider asking your stylist about a deep conditioning treatment to nourish your strands and give them a boost. Click here to book a trim at one of our five Omaha salons!

2. Lay off the hot tools

The last thing your hair needs during the sunny summer months is more heat! Skip the flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers, and opt for a natural air-dried look. Some of our favorite products to style air-dried hair include this Anti-Frizz Curl Defining Creme, this Dry Texturizing Spray, and this Making Waves Beach Spray!

3. Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner duo

Since summertime is prone to making your hair dry, it might be time to try out a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to replenish those locks. Try this shampoo and conditioner pair from our Garbo’s professional line!

4. Use a hair masque

One quick tip to keep your hair healthy this summer is to add a hair masque into your weekly routine. This rejuvenating masque from our Garbo’s Professional line is great for keeping that hair smooth, shiny, and hydrated!

5. Ask your stylist for recommendations

Remember, at Garbo’s, your stylist is your best resource for all haircare questions! Our talented team has years of experience with all different hair types, so chances are we’ll be able to take a look at your hair and make a personalized recommendation for you. Next time you’re in for an appointment, feel free to ask your stylist for some pointers on how to keep your hair healthy this summer! 

We all struggle with the daily thought of when to wash our hair. Trying to maintain a balance between clean hair and greasy hair can be a total struggle! I mean who wants to walk around with shiny roots, right?! Greasy hair is the result of the sebaceous glands on your scalp producing oil. This oil can be absorbed by your hair which creates the shiny, greasy appearance that we all try to avoid. People with more coarse hair will normally be able to push off shampooing their hair longer than those with finer hair. No matter your hair type, we all find ourselves trying to fight off the grease at some point. We’ve compiled a list of some of our best tips to train your hair to be less oily. These tricks can help your hair follicles produce less oil which will prevent your hair from feeling so icky shortly after you wash it.

1. Shampoo 1-2 times a week. Sounds crazy right?!

It’s a fact that the more you wash your hair, the more greasy it will become. It sounds odd that washing your hair more could make it more greasy but shampoo can actually strip your hair of its natural oils, causing it to overproduce oil. It’s going to be hard at first but once you can resist the urge to constantly wash your hair, you’ll see results! We recommend shampooing every two to three days to train your hair to become less oily. Our Garbo’s Apple Cider and Pectin Shampoo is made for boosting volume while removing unwanted residue. We also love our Marula and Grapeseed shampoo that is made with organic oils that you will actually want in your hair.

2. Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Adding a clarifying shampoo into your shower routine can help give your hair a deep wash after you have let it do its thing for a few days! Clarifying shampoos are deep cleansers that aim to remove residue and buildup. They are very strong so remember a little bit goes a long way! You’ll only need to add this step in once or twice a week. Dry shampoo is also a great way to push off washing your hair and will make your roots feel less greasy! Try out our Garbo’s Clarifying Shampoo and Garbo’s Freshen Up Dry Shampoo! These products are a fabulous addition to your hair care collection!

3. Conditioning is Key

It may sound like conditioning could increase the greasiness of your hair but it actually helps slow down oil production. Conditioning your hair from the middle section to the ends of your hair will send a signal to your scalp that it has enough moisture. Remember- don’t put conditioner directly on your scalp! Our Marula And Grapeseed conditioner pairs great with the Marula And Grapeseed shampoo. We also love our Keratin Therapy Conditioner which is great for maintaining Keratin and other color treatments.

4. Warm to Cold

Hot water temperatures can dry out your hair and scalp, leaving your hair to produce more oil. When you start your shower with warm water it will open your hair cuticles before you start the shampooing process. Once you are finishing up your shower routine, change that water to a cooler temperature! This will close up your cuticles.

5. Hair Treatment

There are so many treatments that you can try out on your hair to show it the extra love it’s been needing! Whether that be an apple cider vinegar treatment or a mask, find a way to block out time in your schedule to ensure your hair gets the love it deserves. One of our popular hair treatments is our Garbo’s Indulge Mask. This mask uses noni berry and avocado to ensure a deep moisturizing treatment for your hair.

The change of seasons is upon us, and we are so excited. Warmer weather, longer days, and summer on deck…count us in! With that being said, we wanted to highlight some spring hair trends that you may want to try out this season. Next time you’re at Garbo’s Salon and Spa, ask your stylist if he or she can help you achieve any of these fun and fresh looks! 

1. Curtain bangs

These effortlessly beautiful and wispy bangs are perfect for those who want to play with a new look without going all in. Curtain bangs are a fun option for spring because they can frame your face while your hair is pulled up, giving your ponytail a new dressed up look!

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2. Middle Parts

Playing with your part might be the simplest way to switch up your hair this season without having to make any drastic changes too soon. Parting your hair down the middle has become pretty popular these days – thanks to the Gen Z’rs! –  and it’s a great way to quickly update and refresh your current style!

3. Embracing Your Natural Hair Type

Whether it’s straight, curly, or a wavy in-between, lately, it’s become more normal to embrace the natural texture of your hair. Now, we know it’s easier said than done, so we recommend using the right products to enhance your natural locks. Our Anti Frizz Curl Defining Cream and Dry Texturizing Spray can do the trick! 

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4. Bluntly Cut Ends

Another super sleek look that’s making its way into the spotlight this spring is bluntly cut ends. The great thing is that this look is easily achievable whether you want to take off several inches or just trim things up. Ask your stylist to give you some sharp edges at your next appointment!

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5. Beach Waves

A classic that seems to come back around every year… We’ll never get tired of beach waves! There are so many ways to easily get this look, and most of them don’t even require heat. Our Making Waves Beach Spray gives you that perfect salty-air beach wave in minutes! Just spray it onto clean, damp hair, scrunch or tousle, and allow it to air dry!

We hope you consider giving one (or all) of these spring hair trends a try this season! As always, ask your stylist if you need product recommendations or help achieving a certain look. At Garbo’s, our goal is to always have you looking and feeling your best!