4 Ways to Keep Your Hair and Color Fresh This Summer


I have a few tips and tricks to help keep your hair healthier and your color fresh while doing summer activities! No one wants to deal with tangled tresses.


  1. Wet and Jet

Before getting into the pool or heading to the beach, I would suggest wetting your hair completely. It may help minimize the amount of chlorine that will get through and prevent the salt water from penetrating your beautiful locks. I know showering or wetting it is a pain, but you will be thanking me later. Chlorine severely dries out our hair and could cause enough damage that you end up with breakage. A mother’s nightmare for their child after swim class. Trust me…. been there, done that.


  1. Don’t neglect Protect

Take extra protection and add my favorite leave-in: the Biotera Ultra-Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner, which conditions and rehydrates very dry, damaged or coarse hair. Spray this product on your freshly wet hair and use a comb or a brush to evenly distribute the product.


hair braid types - pony, twist, wrap, secure, bun and basic braid


  1. Tie it back

I would recommend a cute little updo of some sort. It does not have to be anything fancy. A basic braid to keep it from being a tangled mess. If you have two rubber bands, put your hair in a ponytail first. Then, twist the remaining hair and wrap it around the ponytail rubber band. Secure with the second hair tie, and voila!


  1. After Care

It can be exhausting being in the sun all day. Swimming takes a toll for sure. The last thing you want to do is take another shower, but I highly recommend you do! One of my favorite shampoo and conditioner combos that will help to strengthen your hair is the Biotera Long and Healthy Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is the best because it helps against breakage, damage and split ends. Take it easy on your hair once you’re done. Whatever you do…. DO NOT TAKE YOUR TOWEL AND VIGOROUSLY SHAKE IT. It will only damage and rough up the cuticle. Pat dry your hair. Get as much moisture out of it as you can. Then, you can start to comb it. Start from the bottom and work your way up to the top. Take your time. Do not rip through your locks. A little maintenance will keep your hair healthy and beautiful.

3 Amazing Hairstyles


Tired of your plain pony?   Need an updated updo?  Fresh florals for your hair?

Find inspiration with these amazing hairstyle ideas from Goldilonglocks.



1. Start with your hair pulled into a sleek high ponytail.  Optional: You can use hairspray to hold down the flyaways.

2. Split the ponytail into two equal, side-by-side parts. Put the right section off to the side/over your shoulder.



3. Divide the left section equally in half once again but this time you should have two sections on top of each other.



4. Split the top section in half and wrap it around the lower section, combining the hair on the bottom and tying it with an elastic.

5. Take time to pancake or pull out both sides of the bubble so it gets nice and voluminous.

6. With the same two sections, continue repeating steps 4&5 all the way down until you run out of hair.



7. You will also do this with the hair over your shoulder, forming two pull-through braids in total.



8. Spend some time pancaking each layer to the volume of your choosing.



9. (OPTION 1) Use an elastic to tie both braids together at the bottom & wear as is.



10. (OPTION 2) Twist both braids around each other from top to bottom & secure with an elastic to wear as one twisted ponytail.



11. Again, spread and pancake out the different layers to your liking. Complete!



1. Split your hair into three equal sectioned ponytails, stacked one on top of the other.



2. Start with the top ponytail wrapping up and around. Each time around add an additional outside layer, just like a cinnamon bun. This will create the base your updo. Feel free to use plenty of bobby pins to secure it in place.



3. Next, continue the same process adding and building to the updo with the middle ponytail. Use your fingers to gently guide your hair into a swirl pattern.



4. Take time to center the bun on your head and spread it out.



5. For the last, bottom ponytail you want to form a loose twist for added texture – twist and then slightly pull it apart for volume.



6. Wrap the twisted ponytail one time around the outside of the updo, securing the end at the base of the ponytail so it’s hidden. Again, use as many bobby pins as you need. All done



1. Grab the amount of hair you would normally do a half-up style with, and split it evenly into three sections. Secure the top of each section with an elastic.



2. Individually braid each section. Optional: Slightly pancake the braids on the bottom half to give the flowers more of an opening effect.

3. Starting with the left braided section, secure the base of braid into place with a bobby pin.



4. Wrap the braid up and around in a counter-clockwise motion forming a flower. Secure it with bobby pins as you go, until you run out of hair.

5. Take a moment and use your fingers to adjust and open up the flower

6. Make sure the base of the middle braid is clearly below the flower you just formed, you may have to pull the elastic a little lower.



7. Again, repeat steps 3-5 to form your middle flower.



8. Pin your base of the last braid higher than the middle flower, so it’s the same height as the left flower, and repeat steps 3-5. Fin!