Celeb stylist Riccardo Maggiore from the Riccardo Maggiore Salon in New York City believes you can have healthy, beautiful hair during the summer months, if you know how to properly take care of it. He put together some great summer hair tips for girls with all different types of hair. Check it!
Fine Hair – For fine hair, like Cameron Diaz, long layers are ideal, Maggiore says. The layers will create movement and volume. This is perfect for the hot, summer months.
Wavy Hair - Wavy hair, like Kristen Stewart‘s, is great for summer; it’s like beach hair without even stepping foot on a beach! Work with that texture and use plenty of moisturizer to emphasize the waviness.
Curly Hair - Heavy layers, like Sarah Jessica Parker‘s, are good for curly hair too, Maggiore states. However, you don’t want to over-layer the hair. It should be cut long enough to achieve the desired style.
Thick Hair – For thick, straight hair, like Kim Kardashian‘s, increase layers to achieve more movement and further thin hair in order to accomplish a look that heavy hair sometimes will not allow.
Hair On The Brain: How can you avoid scalp/part burns when you’re out in the hot summer sun?
Maggiore Riccardo: Try to avoid parts in your hair all-together! Use a fashionable headband or scarf to slick hair back. But if you must part your hair, use a sun specific product with a UV protectant, like Riccardo Maggiore Rinnova Texturizer, a unique leave-in treatment that contains sunscreen agents to protect hair from damaging UV rays.
HOTB: What’s the best way to deal with dry summer hair?
Riccardo: Summer sun and heat can cause major dryness to hair. The key is to moisturize! Put tons of moisture in your hair. Use moisturizing shampoos, deep conditioners, leave-in conditioners, anything that will maximize moisture. If you plan to hit the beach or pool, apply oil or a product with SPF to the hair. This will create a “seal” that will protect and prevent salt water, chlorine or sun to penetrate and cause damage.
HOTB: What’s a great tip for dealing with summer frizzies?
Riccardo: Find a product that will help combat frizziness, like Riccardo Maggiore Luminoso Anti Frizz Drops, a glossy finishing product that helps to smooth and seal the hair cuticle, offering a radiant luster while eliminating the frizzies and static electricity.
HOTB: The best way to control curls during the summer?
Riccardo: The best way to control natural curls is to use products that moisturize. Use a moisturizer, like leave-in conditioner, to produce long, flowing curls, and heavy product, like gel, to produce tighter curls.