Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: Hair That Can Stand the Heat

Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: Hair
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Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it.


Sometimes it’s tempting to forgo the lengthy hair prep in the morning, especially when you know you’re going to be running around in the Texas heat. By midday, your perfectly coiffed hair often feels ruined from the oils your scalp produces naturally and from sweating. But skip the ponytail. This week, we spoke to expert stylist Ashley Puig from Orange Salon and Spa to find out how to keep hair looking fresh even when you’re out in the sun.

“One of my favorite products is Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo,” Ashley says. “It has a great fresh scent and doesn’t fade color or dry out your hair. The powder actually absorbs oils from your scalp, and it gives volume by lifting at the root.”

To get as much use out of this product as possible, Ashley suggests using this dry shampoo two ways. First, sprinkle it into your roots and rub to knock out oil and boost your volume midday. Second, throw it in your gym bag to eliminate washing and drying your hair post-workout.

Find Alterna’s dry shampoo for $22 at most beauty stores, including Sephora and Ulta.

Kristi McCann is a shopping intern.


  • Monique

    thank you for the info, I also use a good hair product , it’s Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil which is amazing, it protects my hair, makes it stronger and keeps it soft, shiny and healthy. 😀