Top Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy During Summer

Do you want gorgeous summer hair? Short or long, curly or straight, the most beautiful hair is always healthy hair. Give your hair a summer health boost with these tips for radiant and strong hair this summer and beyond.


Shampoo as Needed

How often do you shampoo your hair? Daily? Every other day? The right amount of washing varies from person to person. In general you’ll want to wash oily hair more frequently, possibly once each day, and chemical treated hair less often. You can figure out how much cleaning your hair needs by watching your hair. If you see flakes, you might need to shampoo more frequently.

Shampoo Your Scalp, Not Your Hair

Your scalp is the area that most needs washing when you shampoo your hair. Focus on your scalp. Your hair can benefit from some natural oils; if you focus your cleansing on your hair, your hair can be harder to manage.


Your hair needs moisture to thrive. Apply conditioner after every shampoo (or use a 2-in-1) and use deep conditioning products as needed. You may find that extra conditioning is needed after some of summer’s favorite activities like swimming and trips to the beach. When you condition, focus on the ends of your hair as these dry out the most.

What Does Your Hair Need?

When choosing a shampoo or conditioner, look for one specifically formulated for your hair type. This will help to balance your hair while providing adequate cleansing and moisture. Dr. Matarasso would love to talk with you about any concerns you may have regarding your hair or scalp. Dermatology isn’t just for your skin; it also focuses on caring for your hair and nails.

Go Natural

Summer is the perfect time to give your hair a break from the blow dryer and flatiron. Natural looking styles are popular during the warm summer months, making it easy to lay off from the heat treatments that damage your hair.

Be Careful with the Ponytail

For many women the ponytail is a summertime hair staple. It’s quick, easy, and keeps hair off of your neck during hot summer days. This style is certainly convenient, but if you aren’t careful, can damage your hair. Be especially careful if your hair is wet as wet hair is more fragile than dry. Wet or dry, don’t pull a ponytail too tightly as this can lead to breakage.

For gorgeous summer hair this year, focus on health. Healthy hair is shinier, stronger, and more beautiful than damaged hair. For personalized advice or any hair or scalp problems, come on in and see Dr. Matarasso.