Summer brings high temps, humidity, sun, salt, chlorine, travel — all to test the mettle of your beauty regimen. Here, Aveda hair care experts Ricardo Dinis, Ian Michael Black and Allen Ruiz reveal tips to keep your hair “cool” when the heat is on.
Get a cut that works naturally, all season long
Ricardo Dinis, Aveda Artistic Director, Hair Cutting, who formerly worked beside legend Vidal Sassoon, recommends going with the flow for summer style.
“Work with your hairdresser to plan your cut and style seasonally. In summer, think about letting your hair do what it naturally does when you’re on holiday.” Dinis notes that one of your best summer allies is a leave-in conditioner like Aveda Damage Remedy ™ Daily Hair Repair. “It instantly repairs damage and detangles, protecting from breakage.”
Give your color natural sun protection
Ian Michael Black, Aveda’s Global Artistic Director, Hair Color, is known and respected in the beauty industry for his innovative hair color techniques.
His go-to products for color protection in the sun? Color Conserve ™ Daily Color Protect—a daily leave-in conditioner that protects against fading with natural sun filters from wintergreen and cinnamon oils. Black suggests using a coin-size portion to smooth out fly-aways and add a layer of protection. He also points to water-resistant Aveda Sun Care ™ Protective Hair Veil for great daily UV-defense.
Control your style simply
Allen Ruiz, Aveda Artistic Director, Hair Styling, has worked with Aveda for more than 18 years and has garnered awards like Latina Magazine’s Top Ten Latino Hair Stylists in America and International Stylist of the Year at the 2011 Canadian Mirror Awards.
“Both curly and straight hair tend to experience some typical traumas in summer— frizzy, flattened, and weighed-down. Finding just the right product to address your summer styling goals will simplify your life, and your morning routine,” Ruiz says.
Ruiz looks to Aveda’s Be Curly ™ Curl Controller to smooth the cuticle and control frizz in curly hair. For straight hair, one of his favorite combinations is Smooth Infusion ™ Style-Prep Smoother ™ and Smooth Infusion ™ Glossing Straightener to soften and moisturize while reducing frizz and unwanted wave.