Fredericksburg VA Salon Best Summer Hair Tips

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Before you head to the beach or pack your towel and flip flops for the pool, check out the tips from New U Hair Salon in Fredericksburg VA for healthy summer hair.   With many of our Fredericksburg clients headed for the sand and sun, we are passionate about making sure your hair stays healthy and beautiful all summer long.


The pool is a heavenly escape from the sweltering heat of summer, and who can resist a refreshing swim?  While the water is a fabulous retreat, however, the chlorine content in the water can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle.  The solution?   Use a chelating or clarifying shampoo.   A chelating shampoo is designed to remove build up from chlorine and residue from styling products,  as well as copper, iron and hard water minerals.   Redken Hair Cleansing Cream is an excellent chelating shampoo with a super rich formula that is infused with fruit acids and a delightful citrus scent.  Use the shampoo immediately after swimming to remove the chlorine from your hair.  Instead of feeling stripped of moisture, your hair will feel luxuriously soft and smooth and thoroughly cleansed of build-up and chemicals.  


redken all soft productsTIP # 2:  MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE
Intense summer heat and time outdoors can leave your hair feeling dry and sapped of moisture during summer months, choose a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner such as Redken All Soft to keep your hair hydrated and nourished.  Finish your shampoo and conditioning routine with a cool water rinse to seal the hair cuticle and help promote shine.

A leave in conditioner is also a must for hair during the summer months.  A leave in conditioner can be applied after you shower, while your hair is still damp.  A leave in conditioner is a light weight product that will hydrate your hair with a nutrient rich formula and prevent it from damage and dryness.   Leave in conditioners are perfect for daily use, but especially before you hit the pool, the water park, or the beach.  We suggest using It's a 10 Miracle Leave In Conditioner.  Our stylists and Fredericksburg salon clients have all seen amazing results with this product.

Once a month, schedule a deep conditioning treatment such as a Redken Chemistry Treatment from our hair salon to deep condition and repair damage that can be caused by sun, chlorine, or soaring temperatures. 


Just as it can fade fabric and drapery, the sun can also fade your hair color.  If your hair has been color-treated, take steps to protect it from fading.    Wear a hat or scarf if you plan to spend long hours outside,  and try a shampoo and conditioner such as Redken Color Protect which is specifically formulated to protect hair color from fading.


its a 10 leave inTIP # 4:  LESS IS MORE

During the summer months, go for natural styles for your hair.   Skip the blow dryer and let your hair air dry naturally.  Choose braids and loose beachy waves and forego the flat iron and curling iron.  By braiding your hair when it is damp and then undoing your braids after your hair has dried, you can create amazing natural waves. 



More than any other time of year, our Fredericksburg hair salon recommends getting the ends of your hair trimmed on a regular basis during the summer.   Blistering rays of the sun and dry heat can draw moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle and causing ends to become stressed, frizzy, and split.  A trim every 4 to 6 weeks can remove frayed ends and protect your hair from further damage.



Hydrate your body and hair from the inside out!  Drinking lots of water will keep your hair and skin full of essential liquids and moisture.  While mai tais and pina coladas are lovely by the pool, keep in mind that alcohol has a drying and dehydrating effect on your hair and skin.  Make sure you drink lots of water to keep your hair and skin fresh and radiant. 


600 Caroline Street | Fredericksburg, VA
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HOURS: Monday: closed | Tuesday thru Friday: 10am - 7pm | Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 10am - 4pm