The first long weekend of the summer is upon us and while it’s in our nature to embrace the sunshine and maybe forego the normal precautions you take when it comes to your beauty routine later in the summer, you still need to keep yourself protected—and not just your skin, either. Pantene consulting stylist Justin German provided some tips on how to keep your hair looking pristine this long weekend (while giving it a bit of a styling break—you’re not the only one who needs some R&R) and helping prevent some damage this summer.
Let the sun do the work
If you’re going to be one of the brave few jumping in the lake this summer, do yourself a favour and skip the blow-drying after—even after you wash away the lake water. Air-drying will help give your mane a quick break from the heat styling, but German offers another tip: “Adding a dab of conditioner to your hair before heading into the lake or sitting out in the sun offers protection from the elements.” Yup, conditioner. He explains, “Let the rays do the work as the conditioner supercharges the moisture and keep tresses manageable all weekend long.” Try the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner ($6, available at drugstores nationwide).