Tips for Summer Hair
The heat is rising, the beer gardens are open and the Summer clothes have been recovered from the bottom of the wardrobe. It’s probably a good time to start thinking about mixing up your Summer look! One of the most noticeable aspects of your appearance is your hair, and with the right styling, you can elevate your overall style game. In this article, we'll share some barber tips to help you stay cool, trendy, and confident during the hottest season of the year.
Embrace shorter hairstyles
Summer is all about keeping cool, and what better way to do that than with a shorter haircut? Opt for shorter hairstyles like buzz cuts, crew cuts, or even a classic short pompadour. These styles not only look great but also provide better airflow, keeping you comfortable when the temperature soars.
Experiment with texture
For those who prefer to keep their hair longer, consider adding texture to your hairstyle. Textured hair gives a relaxed and effortless vibe that is perfect for summer. Ask your Ruffian stylist for layers or a textured cut that adds movement and dimension to your hair. Embrace your natural hair texture or use styling products like salt spray or hair clay to enhance it.
Keep it tidy with undercuts
Undercuts continue to be popular in 2023 and are an excellent choice for a stylish and low-maintenance Summer look. With an undercut, the sides and back of your hair are shaved or trimmed very short, while the top is left longer. This creates a clean and sharp contrast that is both modern and versatile. You can style the top in various ways, from slicked back to messy textured, depending on your preference.
Protect your hair from the Sun
The sun's rays can be harsh on your hair, causing dryness, color fading, and other damage. To protect your hair during summer, consider wearing a hat or cap when you're exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods. Additionally, use hair products that contain SPF or UV protection to shield your hair from harmful rays. It's also important to stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to promote healthy hair growth.
Embrace natural hairstyles
Embracing your natural hair texture and letting it shine can be a great option for the summer months. Whether you have curly, wavy, or straight hair, work with your natural texture rather than fighting against it. Use appropriate styling products and techniques to enhance your hair's natural beauty. A good quality leave-in conditioner or the best-selling Ruffians Hair Cream can help define curls and reduce dryness, while a lightweight pomade or gel can help control and add shine to straight hair.
Don't forget the basics
Regardless of the hairstyle you choose, it's essential to maintain good hair hygiene. Shampoo and condition your hair regularly, using products suitable for your hair type. Avoid excessive heat styling and use a heat protectant spray when necessary. Regular trims will keep your hair looking neat and healthy.
For additional advice about styling your hair or if you’re ready to try something different, drop into one of our barbershops in London or Edinburgh. Or if you’d prefer, can book here.