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Summer time is one of our favorite times of the year, but it’s not always the best for our hair. All of that sunshine and humidity can really take a toll on your luscious locks! That’s why we were really excited to pick up some of the products from the Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care line with Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter Extracts. It’s a total lifesaver during the summer when our hair gets all frizzy and damaged with all of the humidity nonsense, not to mention the pool water!.
They also have other products in the Garnier Whole Blends line that you can check out here! They’re all blended with special ingredients and formulas that can nourish, hydrate, and repair you hair. We picked up ours at our local Walmart, which had a great display next to the other hair care items. They had all of the products and blends available so you could see all of the varieties and pick the best one for your hair type/hair concerns
Besides using the Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care line to make your hair frizz free during the summer, we also have some more tips to make sure your hair is totally summer-tacular!
1. Wash your hair less!
The easiest way to get your hair healthy is to wash your hair less, by doing this it allows the natural oils to develop in the hair and get some moisture. If you have a problem with excess oil, just use dry shampoo to soak up the oils on the days you skip.
2. Use a good shampoo and conditioner
Using a good shampoo and conditioner can make such a difference in your hair, especially if its damaged or dry. We love the Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Hair Care Shampoo & Conditioner because its a natural blend and its paraben free, which is awesome! We also love that its made with coconut oil and cocoa butter-and they smell amazing. Plus they have a bunch of different products in the Garnier Whole Blends line, so its easy to find what works/is good for you hair.
3. Cool down with the heating tools
This seems like an obvious tip, but a way you can stop damaging your hair is by not using heating tools on it as often. Even by just letting your hair air dry, or just letting your hair be in its natural state, it can help a lot. Just use some Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Leave in Conditioner and Smoothing Oil to keep the frizz away.
4. Have fun with up-dos
Most of the time we’ll just put our hair up in a pony tail or bun when its hot to get it out of the way! A fun and different way to get your hair up is by doing this up-do. There are a ton of other up-dos that are super easy and casual, but we really love the braided pony. Here’s a quick tutorial on one of our favorite easy braided pony’s:
First, prep your hair with Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Oil to keep your pony frizz free all day. It really helped to keep our hair smooth, especially in our braided up-do. To achieve this final look is take a piece of hair in the front and braid it going towards the back of your head. Once you have a little braid, tie it. Then pull the rest of your hair back in a low pony, and pin the braid back. This is perfect when you don’t want to put any heat on your hair, and it can be done in a few minutes so its great when you’re in a rush.
5.)Loose Waves with a Flat Iron Instead of a Curling Iron
If you’ve been following us for awhile you’ll know we love wavy hair. One of the ways we get some waves is with a straightener. Its so much less heat on your hair, and looks perfect and natural. This is also perfect if you have short hair. For this look all you need is a straightener, and a clip to separate the hair. Start with the bottom layer and get a 1-1 1/2 inch piece of hair, and put the piece in the straightener and basically twist it and pull down. Keep repeating all over until that hair is wavy and fabulous!
If you’re outside in the sun a lot, or in the pool its important to keep your hair hydrated and healthy! We love using the Garnier Whole Blends Leave in Conditioner for when we feel our hair is getting dry and damaged from the sun. It really makes a big difference and helps keep your hair soft, healthy, and protected.
We know that summer is the time where you want to live in your pool, and sip smoothies. This is great for the heat, but not as good for your hair. To protect your hair from the chlorine, try showering with regular water before going in. The regular water soaks into your hair, so that when you get in the pool, your hair isn’t taking in as much chlorine. Less chlorine=happy hair.
8.) You Are What you Eat & Drink
As always, the things that you eat and drink have a strong effect on your body, and especially your skin and nails. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and load up on healthy fruits and vegetables to keep yourself, and your hair looking fabulous!
We hope that these tips help you (and your hair) get ready for the summer months. We know that they’ve definitely helped us keep our hair healthy and looking fab all summer.
So which product from the Garnier Whole Blends line would you most like to try?