Ah, summer. As the days get warm, we hope you have many glorious carefree days spent outside and playing in the water.
However, with active summer days the last thing you want to worry about is tangled, messy hair.
Here are Beaners’ top tips to help make your summer smoother and your children’s hair low maintenance.
Chlorine can be really hard on hair. Chlorine leaves a gritty build-up, damaging ends and drying the hair out. A few quick preventative steps can help keep your child’s hair healthy and manageable.
Pretreat The Hair
Hair is very porous and will soak up less chlorine if it’s pretreated with a conditioner before swimming. A good pretreatment is Beaners Fun Cuts 2Knotty detangling conditioner spray. Apply a light layer of conditioner before you leave home, to allow enough time for the conditioner to soak into the hair.
Once you arrive at the pool, make sure your child thoroughly rinses their hair before entering the pool. By saturating the hair with clean tap water, the hair will retain much less chlorine.
Cleanse Après Swim
Immediately after swimming, cleanse your child’s hair with shampoo and conditioner. If you frequently swim, use a clarifying shampoo like Beaners Fun Cuts’s 1MoreLap. We have specially formulated this swimmer’s shampoo, which will strip away build-up from chlorine, sunscreen and more.
After using a clarifying shampoo, always use a deep conditioner like Beaners’ In 2 Deep to replenish the moisture.
Brushing hair after swimming can be a real challenge. To tame the tangles, use a detangling spray like 2Knotty to smooth out the hair and then use a wide-tooth comb or Wet Brush.
Keep It Short
With all the swimming and activity, shorter hair can be easier to manage for the summer. And when it comes to beating the heat and staying cool, the shorter hair, the better!
A trendy “undercut” can remove bulky hair from underneath and help your child stay cool. Clipper art patterns can also be shaved into the undercut to really express your child’s personal style.
Tame Those Tresses
Keeping hair away from the face is also a great way to keep your kids cool and their hair looking great. There are many different ways to keep hair off their face, including braids and ponytails. You don’t necessarily have to chop off all of the hair to keep your child cool this summer! A headband or hair clip is just the trick to keep the hair out of the way.
Nourish And Protect
Moms, you are not immune to summer hair issues. You’re likely out there right next to your child playing in the sun and surf. If your hair needs a little extra TLC, try Original Sprout’s nutrient-rich Protective Protein Hair Mist. It’s the ultimate hair repair product, repair damage and split ends. Spritz on your hair during the day as a hair healing aid or use before bed for an overnight moisturizing and repair treatment.
Available at most Beaners Fun Cuts locations. Safe for teens and adults.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!