Prepping Your Hair for Summer

Don’t let this gloomy weather fool you! Summer is on the way and closer than you think. For most, this means a new hairdo. Maybe you want to go lighter and have your locks be sun kissed and golden. Or perhaps you’ve been growing your hair out all winter and are ready for a new edgy cut.

Spring is about re-birth, growth and change. As far as we’re concerned, summer is about flaunting that change. But there’s something else you should also consider for your hair when summer is around the corner, and that’s prepping it for the elements.

Summer is all about dips in the ocean and long lazy days in a swimming pool. There’s no better way to spend those hotter months! But let’s face it, the hot weather, bright sun and long hours in the water can do more than damage your hair. That’s why it’s so important to ready your hair for the summer along with that new do!


Trim It!

First things first, a haircut is a must (or a tiny trim). A nice trim before those hot months are upon us can help strengthen your hair and get rid of the already damaged ends. Healthy cuts lead to healthy looking hair.


Moisturize It!

You don’t want to forget to moisturize. I’m sure you’ve noticed how dry your skin can get in the summer? Well the same thing can happen to your hair. Protect and hydrate your hair this summer with a deep conditioning treatment like Keratage’s Nutritious Treatment Mask and a leave in conditioning spray like UNITE’s 7 Seconds Leave in Conditioner. Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are also a great addition to keep your locks nourished and moisturized. Try TiGi’s Hydra-Synergy Shampoo and Conditioner for added moisture.


Embrace It!

Summer is about relaxation and going with the flow. The same goes for you hair. Invest in some products that will help you maintain your healthy hair with no fuss. We highly recommend UNITE’s Beach Day Texturizing salt spray. This spray is perfect for creating those effortless beachy waves or spraying on after a long day in the ocean for added texture and style. If your hair tends to get frizzy during the summer months, a relaxing serum is a must. Try Keratage’s Fortifying Leave-in Control Serum to help de-frizz and relax your hair. There’s no need to fight the elements when you can embrace them with these amazing products.

Summer Rehab!

Bring your hair BACK TO LIFE! 

REHAB Your Hair!

After a season of soul affirming, hair damaging decadence, it’s time to kick the habit. It’s time to moisturize those dry, brittle hair or extensions from evaporating sun rays that cause hair dryness and damage. Hair damage starts at the tips of the hair and can slowly creep it’s way up, continuously breaking off! It’s time to fight!

You want: strong, healthy hair!

You have: fried, broken ends.


3 Easy Steps to “Rehab”:

1. Get a tiny trim! – I know how much fun it is for my long hair clients during the summertime to play with different styles (crown and side braids, beach waves).

The scissors are your best friend!

Years of growing out and cutting my clients hair, I recommend getting a “dusting” every 6 weeks.

Fun hair fact! Hair grows a ½ inch in a month, so in 6 weeks it has grown ¾ of an inch.

I cut ¼ inch off so split ends can’t move up the hair shaft and compromise even more of your length. Hair will still grow ½ inch a month.

2. Break old habits! Condition first!

Before you shower, when hair is dry, yes, I suggest applying 1 tablespoon of raw organic coconut oil with your fingertips massaging into hair, especially on the ends. You can continue this on your face, hands, cuticles and body as well. Let the oil penetrate for at least 10 minutes then, on top of the coconut oil, apply a moisture conditioner for another 10 minutes before shampooing! I love using Tigi’s “Urban Antidotes- Resurrection and Tigi Reborn’s Deep Restoration” conditioner or UNITE’S “Moisturizing and Pearl & Honey” conditioner. Their shampoo counterparts’  Tigi’s “Urban Antidotes- Ressurrection Shampoo and Tigi Reborn’s Deep Restoration” Shampoo or UNITE’S “Pearl & Honey” Shampoo are recommended to use in unison, which of course, we offer all products mentioned at Platino Salon.

Fun Hair Fact! Hair is like a rubber band.  It will snap if it is over-extended. Be gentle.

I cut ¼ inch off so split ends can’t move up the hair shaft and compromise even more of your length. Hair will still grow ½ inch a month.

Fun Hair Fact! Hair is like a rubber band.  It will snap if it is over-extended. Be gentle.


3. The NEW process- How to:

Wet the hair, apply conditioner with your fingertips and massage into the scalp and ends very gently. Leave in for a few minutes, rinse with warm water (not hot) and follow with a moisturizing shampoo! Rinse out thoroughly and spray in a leave-in-conditioner such as UNITE’S “7 Seconds” leave in conditioner (the best). By letting the hair soak this in, it will seal the moisture into the hair.

Some Fun Hair Study Facts:

* According to Dove’s Hair Care Study, 33% of women would give up social media for a year of good hair days.

* According to Style Seat Surveys, 91% of people surveyed say they feel a surge of confidence when their hair looks great!


I wish you the best of hair,

Laurel Chirico


Platino Salon&Suites

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