Start with the healthiest hair possible
It’s not just your body that you might want to get beach ready—your hair will benefit with some prep, too. At the start of the summer, visit your hair stylist for a trim to get rid of dead ends that could turn into split ends. Talk to him or her about your summer hair goals; a good stylist can suggest a style that will air dry better, if that’s your summer thing. And remember that hair grows faster in the summer, so plan on getting another trim in five weeks, not the usually recommended six.
Heat damage isn’t just from your curling iron
Spending hours at the beach or pool counts as applying heat to your hair, cautions Sam Divine, celebrity hair stylist and Society Salon. And just like you would before you blow out your hair, you should apply leave-in conditioner to the ends of your hair before heading outdoors, she recommends.