If summer is leaving your hair frizzy, dry, or otherwise unpleasant, don't despair. Three simple tips, courtesy of star stylist Cristophe, can help your hair look its healthiest:
Protect. "The sun is probably the biggest enemy that we have during the summertime," Cristophe says. Just as UVA and UVB rays can damage our skin, they also harm our hair. Use a spray-on sunscreen for hair; Cristophe's Protect And Shine Spray is just $4.99, and it keeps your hair color from fading.
Condition. Using a deep conditioner once a week will help restore smoothness and moisture to dried-out hair. "The idea is obviously to be a little bit more in the conditioning and hydrating mode than you are during the rest of the year," he adds. I'll add that you don't need to spend a fortune to do this; just coat hair with conditioner and leave it on for about 10 minutes, and you'll get a similar effect.
Go natural. "Working with your natural texture is a good thing to do during the summer," Cristophe advises. "If you have really curly hair, you probably want to keep it more wavy — or at least leave in some of the movement instead of trying to get it stick-straight."