Hair Care Routine: Summer Edition

It’s all about that balayage! Blonde hair, gray hair, pastel hair…the lighter the better! We are all obsessed with the current on trend hair colors. The very high maintenance ones, especially if you have naturally dark hair like me. It’s never easy or healthy for your hair when you bleach it. So here’s my summer hair care routine to help keep my hair shiny and healthy!


Growing up I always just used whatever shampoo my mom would buy, which 9 times out of 10, would be something cheap from a department store. I always thought it worked well in my hair because it did its job of cleaning it. Once I started coloring and bleaching my hair, I knew that it was time for me to step up my shampoo game.

If you have color-treated or bleached hair you should use a shampoo that’s sulfate free. That’s the best for your hairs health. You don’t want a shampoo that’s going to be stripping your hair causing it to feel brittle and look dull.

Now I mostly use salon brand shampoos recommended to me by my trustworthy hairstylist. I currently alternate between two shampoos:
Color Proof SuperRich Moisture Shampoo and AG Thikk Wash Volumizing Shampoo.

I have oily hair, but since I have bleached it my hairstylist suggested that I use a moisturizing shampoo to help maintain my hair’s health. Since she knows about my struggle with my oily hair she also suggested that I alternate between the moisturizing shampoo and a volumizing shampoo. The AG volumizing shampoo is light on my hair and smells amazing!  


The conditioner I use is Color Proof  SuperRich Moisture Condition. I only apply it to the ends of my hair where you would make your ponytail. This way my roots and scalp don’t get oily too quickly. 

I also like to do a deep conditioning treatment 2-3 times a month. I have a few favorite ones depending on how much time I have that morning or night.

For the days I’m pushed for time, I skip conditioner and use FLOW instantINTENSITY 30-second treatment. This product is GREAT! Most treatments need to be left in your hair for at least 10 minutes if not more to have an effect, but not this one. 30 seconds is all it takes. If you feel like you never have time for conditioning treatments, try this one out. It leaves your hair smelling fresh, feeling smooth, looking shiny.

If I have more time I like to use Revlon’s Uniq One Super10R Mask. It is very moisturizing and helps repair damage from chemical processes and heat. For this treatment, I would apply it generously to the ends of my hair and then I’ll clip it up and put a shower cap over it. Go about my shower and leave it in for as little as 20 minutes. Then I’d rinse it and go about styling my hair.

Post Shower Care:

Leave-in Conditioner & Detangler

After I towel dry my hair, I spray my favorite detangler, Revlon Uniq One. Yes, the same line as the mask I previously mentioned. It is my favorite hair product of all time. It has a ton of benefits and leaves your hair smelling clean all day. And it’s not too heavy on my hair either.


Depending on the day I would either blow dry my hair or let it air dry as I do my makeup.

I live in New York and it’s super hot and humid in the summer time so when my hair is completely dry and all styled I generously spray my hair with the Color Proof HumidityRx, an anti-frizz weatherproof spray. I was surprised to see that this product actually works. This product is also good to use if you’re going to the gym. I spray my bangs with it so that when I’m sweating, my hair doesn’t get messed up at all!

This is my current summer haircare routine that I find to work wonders! If you guys have any holy grail hair care products let me know in the comments below! I love trying out new products. All of the products in this post are salon brands, I’m not too sure if you could find them in basic retail stores, although Ulta does sell the AG hair products! Let me know if you guys try any of these products out. 


  1. Amanda (Daphnie's Mom) June 12, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    After this weekend in the pool, I am definitely noticing that I need to update my summer hair routine. I will have to try these products!

    • Tricia June 12, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      You should Try putting conditioner in your hair before going into the pool. It acts as a barrier to the chlorine, that way your hair is already saturated and cannot absorb anything else! Hope that helps too 🙂

  2. Brigette Collins June 12, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I often use a leave in conditioner but during the summer it makes my hair so heavy!

    • Tricia June 12, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Yeah I know what you mean. I used to use a leave in conditioner from Garnier which left me with that problem. I switched it for a lighter product (not so creamy, more of a liquid) and just focused it on my ends. Maybe that’ll help!

  3. Gillian June 12, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I like the sound of the weatherproof spray. My hair is slightly curly but it develops such frizz in the humidity.

    • Tricia June 12, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      You should definitely try it out! I’m not a hair expert or anything, but I’ve worked in a hair salon for 2 years and that’s how I discovered all these amazing products! (My trustworthy hairstylist was my boss.) I never even knew a product like that existed and I was blown away to see that it actually worked!

  4. Safiyah June 13, 2017 / 2:52 am

    Suplate shampoos irritate my scalp. Thats why I believe it’s always good to use a sulphate free shampoo even if you haven’t colored your hair. I will soon look into the products you’ve mentioned 🙂

    • Tricia June 13, 2017 / 9:03 am

      You’re so right! Sulfate free isn’t just for color-treated hair, it’s great for everyone!

  5. Fawn Rosenbohm June 13, 2017 / 8:45 am

    Great tips! I use Monat its so great for summer hair as well!

    • Tricia June 13, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thanks! I’ve never used that before, but I’ll definitely check it out!

  6. Victoria with One Sharp Mama June 13, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I think I need to invest in a leave in conditioner! This post just reminded me that I need to call my hair dresser and make my next appointment! Thank yiu

    • Tricia June 13, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      No problem Victoria! Ask your hairstylist which product she would recommend!

  7. Jobie Medina-The Wife's Life June 14, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I had no idea I should be using a sulfate free shampoo. We just moved to a house with a water softener and I noticed my hair isn’t as soft. I’m going to look for a new shampoo. Thanks for the tips.

    • Tricia June 14, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Sulfate free makes a huge difference! And congrats on the new house 🙂

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