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Love is in the (H)air

Summer Hair 101

Act+Acre Team

While the summer sun feels delicious on the skin, it can do serious damage to the scalp. From discoloring strands, to causing frizz, to breaking the hair cuticles, it’s worth taking a few proactive steps to protect from unnecessary damage. Note that if you have lighter hair, you’re more vulnerable to damage due to the lack of pigment to protect from UV rays. 


If you're interested in the relationship between the scalp and the sun read →



Start summer off right with a few tips on keeping hair healthy all through the season:


+ Protect the scalp

This looks like using scalp-specific SPF or powdered products. We recommend Supergoop’s Poof Part Powder to provide comprehensive UV coverage or using lightweight sunscreen on your part.


+ Bring on the hats 

Wide-brimmed, straw, waterproof, over-the-top—any hat is a great hat. Bonus points if it’s made out of UV-blocking fabric! Headscarves and bandanas are great (and stylish) alternatives.


+ Enter the summer hair routine 

Summer is synonymous to long days outdoors, sweat, and water. If you’re coming from a relatively tame winter, prioritize deeply hydrating your strands with conditioning products that include UV-protectant ingredients. You’ll also want to shampoo more often to cleanse your scalp from sweat and dirt buildup and focus on hydrating your ends.


+ Work with your environment 

Posted somewhere humid and tropical? Look to oil and leave-in conditioners to help with the frizz. If you’re somewhere a bit drier, a deep conditioner is your best friend. Get in tune with your environment and treat your hair accordingly.


+ Stay hydrated 

Your skin is your biggest organ—scalp included—and thrives when properly hydrated. Be sure to keep a water bottle close this summer to encourage a healthy scalp from the inside out.


+ Enjoy the sun...when the time is right 

Posted somewhere humid and tropical? Look to oil and leave-in conditioners to help with the frizz. If you’re somewhere a bit drier, a deep conditioner is your best friend. Get in tune with your environment and treat your hair accordingly.



Act+Acre's Summer Line-Up:

Scalp Detox—as you run around celebrating the sunshine, use the scalp detox to remove any buildup, oil, dirt, or sweat that may accumulate. 


Restorative Hair Mask—salty strands, meet hydration. This ultra-moisturizing hair mask rich in proteins, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants restores dry and damaged hair.

Scalp DetoxNews flash: your scalp just needs to breathe. The scalp detox gently removes buildup to allow for hydration and balance, stimulating blood circulation and hair growth along the way.

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