Top tips for lustrous Summer Hair

Many clients will be booking in their holidays and getting their hair summer ready! Have you booked in your hair appointment yet?
Did you know that sun and UV rays, sea and swimming pools conspire to turn glossy hair into tangled tendrils. Here at Garbo’s we have put together some top tips for caring for your hair in the summer sunshine!

It just takes a little TLC to have great hair days all summer long. Here are some hair care tips that can get your hair ready to beat the heat even on the hottest of days.

A few tips for lustrous summer hair

  • Cover it up
    Probably the easiest way to protect your hair from the glaring sun is to cover them using a scarf or hat. While protecting your hair from UV rays, a scarf or hat helps keep the scalp healthy by retaining the moisture. If you are on the beach, then a scarf will also shield hair from the wind that can cause tangles, which can further result in damages and breakages.

  • Want to keep hair loose? Protect them with sun filters
    There are many sun protection filters that can protect hair from UVA and UVB damage. Choosing hair care products that protect hair from sun damage and keep coloured hair from fading. We love the wella Invigo Summer range (link) They keep hair protected before, during and after sun exposure.
    Don’t want to use chemicals? Consider using all-natural UV protectants like sunflower. Massage sunflower oil into your hair before sun exposure. Oil of sunflower not only protects hair from UV rays but it also provides the much needed moisture to your tresses. You can also switch to shampoo and conditioner with added UV protection with sunflower.
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  • Outwit damage and frizzes
    Let’s be honest. No matter how careful you are, summer is going to take its toll on your hair. So, it is wise to be prepared to fight problems like dryness, split-ends, frizzes and green pool hair. Consider adding deep conditioning treatments once a week into your hair care regime to add moisture. You can also try hot oil rinse to get back the shine in your tresses.
  • Got green pool hair?
  • Try rinsing out your wet hair with a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups water. This will help you eliminate discolouration and dullness. To prevent green crust from depositing on your tresses, get your hair wet before entering the pool to prevent the absorption of chlorine.

Our favourite sassy summer haircuts

Tis the season for switching up your haircut. From layered pixies to Lobs, to long hair with curtain bangs, there is an option for every hair length. Here are a few of our favourites..

Kate Mara- and her choppy bob

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To get Kate Mara’s look, ask for a true, shoulder-skimming bob. Switch it up depending on your mood by shifting your part and adding in undone waves with a flat iron.

Michelle Williams- and her stylish pixie

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If losing length is the name of your summer hair game, then check out Michelle Williams’s short and sweet pixie.

Vanessa Hudgens- the lob

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Vanessa Hudgen’s hairstyle isn’t your average lob. The hair was chopped at a slight angle for a chic take on a mid-length cut.

Behind the Chair…. Getting to know the team

If you haven’t yet met all the team, let us tell you a bit more about them and what inspires and motivates them. This month’s interview is with Natalie, she has been with us for 22 years!

Tell us a little bit about your hairdressing journey?

I started my career in Hairdressing with Garbos at the age of 14 as a Saturday girl. I have worked for over 22 years now with the Garbos Team. I became a Master Colour Expert in 2011 and also I am a Teacher within Garbos.

What do you think makes Garbo’s unique?

Garbos is unique in that we are really a family run business and everyone who works in the Team feels like part of that family as well.

How do you feel; about the hairdressing industry today?

The Hairdressing industry is still an exciting place to work in. Constantly changing and evolving it’s never dull.

What inspires you?

Colour still inspires me, over the years colours have changed and the innovation behind the colour has allowed us to take ideas further. Educating the younger team also inspires me as they are the next generation.