AP9 SavingSmart Keeps Hair Looking Cool in the Hot Summer Sun

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AP9 SavingSmart Helps Members Save on Family and Personal Care, Plus Much More

AP9 Saving Smart knows that "prevention" is the key word when talking about hair and skin health during summer months. Seeing people covered with sunblock, without protection for their heads, is an all-too-common occurrence around pools, beaches and parks. For whatever reason, the scalp and hair are somehow forgotten. That's why Members of AP9 SavingSmart, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, recommends that consumers pay more attention to the health of their hair while the summer heat is on.

This time of the year might bring splendid visions of long windblown hair and breezy afternoons walking by the beach, but the reality is that summer sun and humidity can cause damage and result in dull, dry, split, brittle or frizzy hair. To avoid spending part of the fall and winter repairing damaged hair, consider some of these great tips from AP9 Saving Smart:

-- Summer sunlight is as damaging as the heat from hair-dryers and other hair-styling gadgets. Try to reduce the use of these appliances as much as possible during summer months. But if you are addicted to your blow-dryer or curling iron, apply a leave-in conditioner before styling.

-- Aim for a different look during this time of the year, air-dry the hair in the morning and use products to control possible "frizz." Use cool or warm water to wash the hair and keep your look natural with help from bandanas and/or hairclips.

-- Hats of all shapes are not only a great accessory but also a helpful one -- no matter what season of the year. Using them during the summer will help protect the face, scalp and the hair. If hats are not your cup of tea, apply a leave-in conditioner instead.

--Take some time to explore hair care products -- especially those created for protection against sun damage. Go for products that include a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15. Try using papaya, strawberry or aloe vera extracts, and look for the word "replenish" on the bottle. That indicates that the product is designed to add moisture to the hair.

--Visit the hairstylist for a trim a couple of weeks into summer, since sun and humidity tend to dry out the scalp faster than during other seasons. Also, having shorter hair will make it easier to take care of.

-- Change your regular shampoo for one that offers higher hydration, especially if you participate in many outdoor activities. Wash your hair less often (no more than once every other day), to allow the natural oils of the scalp to act and regenerate.

-- Drink enough water. Staying hydrated is as important for your hair as it is for your overall health.

Bringing members great deals every day of the year --significant discounts to shop on personal care items, clothing, home, entertainment needs, and almost anything they're looking for through AP9 SavingSmart!

About AP9 Saving Smart
AP9 SavingSmart is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at SavingSmart.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 SavingSmart.

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