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Jul 11, 2024

Summer Hair Care: Protecting Your Locks from Sun and Saltwater

Prolonged exposure to sun, saltwater, and chlorine can leave your locks dry, brittle, and damaged. Here’s how you can keep your hair healthy and vibrant all summer. Hydration is Key: The summer sun can be harsh, stripping your hair of its natural moisture. To combat this, focus on hydration. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week to replenish lost moisture. Look for products with ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, which deeply nourish and hydrate your hair. Shield from the Sun: Just as you protect your skin from harmful UV rays, your hair needs protection too. Wear a wide-brimmed hat or a scarf when you’re out in the sun for extended periods. For added protection, use a leave-in conditioner or a hair spray with UV filters to shield your locks from sun damage. Pre-Swim Protection: Rinse your hair with fresh water before diving into the ocean or the pool. If your hair is already wet, it absorbs less saltwater or chlorine. Applying a leave-in conditioner or hair oil can create a protective barrier. After swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water to remove residual salt or chlorine. Gentle Care: Summer activities can make your hair more prone to tangling and breakage. Use a wide-tooth comb to gently detangle your hair, starting from the ends and working your way up. Avoid using heat-styling tools as much as possible, and let your hair air dry to minimize damage. Trim Regularly: Frequent trims are essential to keeping hair healthy in the summer. They prevent split ends and help maintain hair’s overall health. Aim to get a trim every six to eight weeks during summer. Nourish from Within: Healthy hair starts from within. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and walnuts, and vitamins A and C, like sweet potatoes and citrus fruits, can promote healthy hair growth. By incorporating these tips into your summer hair care routine, you can enjoy the season while keeping your locks strong, shiny, and protected. Embrace the sun and sea confidently, knowing your hair is well-cared for!
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Valley Vibes Summer Concert Series

Get ready to groove and sway to the beat at Mission Valley's ultimate Summer Concert Series, "Valley Vibes"! From soulful soloists to dynamic duos and terrific trios, we've got something for every music lover out there, 3 days a week! May 25 - September 2 Mondays: 5PM – 8PM Wednesdays: 5PM – 8PM Saturdays: 3PM – 6PM These performances are free of charge and open to the public; No tickets needed, just bring your best vibes and dancing shoes! Plus, visit Yard House from 3PM - 6PM and NOVO Brazil Brewing from 12PM-6PM for happy hour. Bring your old formal dresses and donate them to the Princess Project on July 13, 15 and 17. Enjoy giveaways and an informational booth on these days, to learn more about the Princess Project and its mission to promote self-confidence and individual beauty. Retailer promos will be taking place during select concerts through out the Summer! Check back for details. To see the season’s full lineup, including information on each performer and their genre, click HERE.
July 13 & July 14 | 10AM - 5PM

Lucky Stars Market

Come celebrate pride and diversity in San Diego Shop for all your pride accessories at our Lucky Stars Market, a San Diego market featuring women + queer + bipoc owned businesses! July 13 & July 14 AMC Court 10AM-5PM Find unique crafts and delicious treats from the different local vendors Plus, on July 13, you can also enjoy Mission Valley's Pride event and dance the afternoon away to great music spun by our local DJ.

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