Summer is a season of fun, but it can also take a toll on our hair. Here are Gustav's top tips for keeping your locks healthy and vibrant throughout the sunny months.

1. Remove the Nozzle from Your Hair Dryer

The first thing I recommend is to ditch the nozzle attachment when drying your hair. The nozzle concentrates heat, which is really only necessary for hair that's extremely frizzy or curly. For most European hair types, it can lead to over-drying, causing damage, dull colour, dehydration, and breakage. Instead, rely on your hands to feel when your hair is sufficiently dry.

2. Use a Gentle Comb or Wide-Tooth Wet Brush

Wet hair is particularly fragile and prone to snapping because it's more elastic than dry hair. This makes it essential to comb your hair gently using a wide-tooth comb or a wet brush. Avoid bristle brushes on wet hair, as they can stretch and pull, leading to breakage.

3. Apply Hair and Scalp Elixir Regularly

A good hair and scalp elixir not only provides protection against UV rays but also stimulates growth and maintains overall scalp health. Taking care of your scalp ensures that your entire system functions better, contributing to healthier hair. The GF Fabulosity Hair and Scalp Elixir is a versatile product that helps protect, nourish, and promote growth.

4. Always Use Conditioner

Many people with fine hair avoid conditioner, fearing it will weigh their hair down. However, the right conditioner won't do that. Conditioner is crucial because it closes the hair cuticle after shampooing, locking in moisture and leaving hair smooth and shiny. If conditioner feels too heavy, it’s a sign you're not using the right one. The GF Fabulosity range offers lightweight conditioners that are perfect for fine hair.

5. Limit Heat Styling

Straightening irons and curling wands are fantastic for styling, but overusing them can cause double damage. If you've already blow-dried your hair, minimise heat exposure by using additional tools sparingly. Style just the visible layers, allowing the remaining hair to air dry or settle naturally.

6. Always Use Heat Protection

Heat protection is essential, both on wet and dry hair. It forms a protective barrier over the cuticle, reducing damage from styling tools. However, even heat protection has its limits. Avoid excessive heat altogether by using styling tools intelligently and at lower temperatures.

By following these simple steps, you can protect your hair and ensure it looks healthy and fabulous all summer long.