Summer Hair

Here in St. Louis, MO we experience a wide range of weather throughout the year. From the cold, harsh winter to the hot yet balmy summer, the changing climate can cause havoc to anyone’s hair. It doesn’t matter if your hair is long or short, straight or curly, thin or thick, the fluctuating air temps and moisture levels can cause a whole mess of problems for all hair types. So how do you prevent your hair from becoming frizzy and brittle during the cold season, and limp and greasy when the sun starts shining down? At Studio Branca of St. Louis, we have everything you need to help you keep your lovely tresses staying healthy and beautiful the whole year through.

Secrets to Strong Hair

As soon as the cold weather sets in, lowered moisture levels in the air can cause your hair to become extremely dried out, brittle, and prone to damage. In some cases, it can get so bad that your once lovely locks may actually start feeling a bit like straw. When this happens you need to add more moisture to your hair with a super hydrating shampoo and conditioner like L’Oréal’s Absolut Repair Lipiduim Shampoo and Absolut Repair Lipiduim Conditioner, which nourishes dry and damaged hair by restoring your hairs’ fibers.

Put an End to Split Ends

Although split ends are inevitable no matter what the season, blistering cold weather and dry air tends to make hair especially vulnerable to breakage. Unfortunately, the only real way to get rid of those pesky split ends is to cut them off. So come in for a trim or a fresh new cut, and the talented stylists at Studio Branca and Salon Branca will take care of those ends for you. Remember, each cut at and style includes a scalp and shoulder massage, which means you’ll be leaving our salon not only looking good, but also feeling wonderful and relaxed!

Get Rid of the Frizz and Flyaways

Frizzy, puffy hair can be the result of genetics, especially those with coarse and curly hair, daily use of heating tools, over-processed hair, and other conditions that can dry out your locks. This is especially true during the hotter months, when the humidity in the air causes moisture to pass through and swell up the strands of your hair. In order to tame those tresses, keep your hair hydrated and use an oil treatment to prevent your hair from absorbing moisture. At Salon Branca, we suggest a Kearatin Kick. This smoothing treatment penetrates the frizz and curls with keratin, which helps block humidity and environmental toxins, resulting in shiny, silkier hair. Contact us for a consultation, and we’ll be happy to explain the process even further.

Bring Life Back into Your Hair

When the weather starts to heat up, the excess humidity in the air can weigh locks down, making it limp and lifeless. In order to combat this, add more volume to your roots with Mousse Volumifique from Kérastase Paris. This weightless volumizing mousse amplifies your hair, adding more strength and body by restoring your hair from root to ends. There is also a spray version, called Spray Volumifique, which works the same way. Of course, these are just fixes for the immediate problem. If you want to prevent your tresses from becoming flat and limp during the summer months, use Bain Volumifique and Gelée Volumifique, a reinforcing shampoo and conditioner that expands hair fibers for more volume, less frizz, and added shine.

Wash Away the Grease

One problem that is hard to get away from when things start to heat up here in St. Louis is sweat. Unless you spend your whole day inside an air conditioned room, there really isn’t much you can do to prevent your scalp from sweating. And when sweat mixes with the natural oils on your head, it will leave your hair looking and feeling greasy and gross. A quick fix for this is using a hair powder or dry shampoo like L’Oréal’s Fresh Dust, to absorb the oil at the roots between showers. Speaking of showers, remember not to over-wash your hair. Shampooing everyday washes away your natural oil, causing your scalp to produce more even oil. When you do wash, try L’Oréal’s Mythic Oil Nourishing Shampoo, which balances your oil levels by cleansing and reducing it at the root.

If you want to keep your locks healthy and strong all year through, keep these tips in mind and stop by Studio Branca in Creve Couer, MO or Salon Branca in Chesterfield, MO for all your hair product needs. Our staff of brilliant stylists are also available for cuts, color, treatments, and more. Book an appointment or consultation online today. We look forward to seeing you!