Dr Oz: Fix Your Worst Summer Hair Disasters
Heat, humidity, and chlorine are a few of the factors that can wreak havoc on your hair during the summer. Dr Oz turned to hair expert Tabatha Coffey for solutions to Green Hair, Summer Frizz, and Dry, Brittle Ends.
Coffey, the author of Own It, said that the biggest summer mistake is doing too much to your hair, whether it’s drying, flat ironing, or using the wrong products.
Dr Oz: Preventing Green Hair
Many people love spending time in the pool during summer. But especially if you are blonde, this can turn your hair green. Coffey revealed that the effect comes from copper, not chlorine.
Her advice is to use a Clarifying Shampoo a few times per week if you plan to do a lot of swimming. This will remove some copper oxidation. As for avoiding copper, it will be hard if this is actually in the water.
Dr Oz: Chlorine Green Hair Remedy
Get the green out with a home remedy. Combine 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 cups water in a bowl or basin. Apply this all over your hair and let it soak for two minutes to help get out the green. (If you have a lot of buildup, it could take multiple applications.)
Rinse with warm water and use conditioner after this treatment. There could be a lingering odor, but this is a normal side effect.
Dr Oz: Summer Frizz Hair Remedy
Do you get frizzy hair during summer? Coffey said this is a common complaint from women with textured or curly hair. That is because hair is dry and wants to suck in humidity. Instead of a blow dryer, let your hair air dry to keep in some of that moisture.
Too much use of a blow dryer or flat iron will cause that humidity to make you all frizzy. Coffey demonstrated using a towel to squeeze water out of the hair, rather than roughly rubbing to dry.
Try applying a Silicone-Based Smoothing Serum with a Gloss Spray while the hair is still wet. Work it through the ends of the hair, not the scalp. Twist it through your natural curls, which will help it dry with a nice curl.
Dr Oz: Deep Conditioning for Dry & Brittle Ends
Does your hair become dry and brittle in the summer? Coffey told Dr Oz that this can be a result of dehydrated hair. Heat and sun exposure can wear away the hair’s natural protection. Do a Deep Conditioning treatment a few times a week.
Comb through the Deep Conditioner in your hair, working from root to end. Then cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Place a hot towel (fresh from the dryer) over the cap and wrap it around your hair. Leave this in place for 15-20 minutes, and the heat will swell your hair’s cuticles, allowing moisturizer to penetrate.
“It will feel softer, it will look shinier, and it won’t be all frizzy,” Coffey said.