Sure, dry hair sounds like more of a winter than summer problem, but hear us out! Your hair can get severely dried out from a number of different factors in the summertime. For example: sun exposure, chlorine, and even saltwater. Here’s how you can combat these and keep your hair hydrated this summer without sacrificing any fun!

Heat Style Less Often

We know how hard it can be to put down the blow dryer and curling iron, but this is important. If you can even just go a few days with your natural hair texture, it will do your hair a lot of good. If you really can’t stand how your hair looks, try some heatless hairstyles like braids or buns. The benefits to lessening heat styling are immeasurable!

Use a Heat Protectant

If you absolutely must heat style your hair, be sure to use an effective heat protectant. We recommend 3-in-1 Mist because it packs so many benefits into one bottle. Not only does it protect against heat, it also protects against UV rays and has detangling properties! It’s a must for your next beach day.

Brush Regularly

Brushing out your hair often helps distribute healthy oils from your scalp so they can moisturize your hair naturally. Be wary if you have naturally curly hair, however. If you have straight or wavy hair, this step is essential. We recommend brushing with a boar bristle paddle brush at least twice a day, especially if you have hair extensions.

Deep Condition Semi-Regularly

Deep conditioning is an easy way to rehydrate your hair quickly. However, you should make sure to check the ingredients and only use products that are free of sulfates and parabens. Sulfates and parabens actually dry out your hair and can even compromise your color! Luckily, the Hydrate Masque (formerly known as Intense Conditioner) is free of those harmful ingredients!

Drink More Water

This may seem like an odd inclusion on a list of hair tips, but it’s actually very important. If your body is hydrated, it’s easier to keep your hair hydrated. It’s really as simple as that. If you’re spending a long day out in the hot sun, be sure to fill your water bottle (or bottles) ahead of time!

Apply Smooth Serum

Smooth Serum is made with a super lightweight formula that moisturizes dried out hair without weighing it down like other hair serums. Apply it to damp hair after a shower or to dry hair as needed. It smells and feels fantastic so you’re practically guaranteed to get hooked and use it year-round!

Whatever your hair care regimen is, be sure to carve out some time and choose products specifically to keep your hair hydrated this summer. Follow these tips and you’ll have healthy, hydrated hair, no matter what the season!


You’re packing for summer vacation. You’ve got your favorite clothes, most reliable makeup, and of course, your hair care products. Did you remember to pack 3-in-1 Mist? It’s an absolute must-have hair care product for your travels this summer! Here’s why.

Heat Protection

First and foremost, 3-in-1 Mist offers heat protection. Even if you’re not heat styling your hair every day, it’s super important to protect it. It’s also important to take into account that sun exposure is heat exposure. So if you’re spending a long day lounging at the beach, protecting against heat is vital! This will also help keep hair from drying out or getting frizzy after prolonged sun exposure.

UV Ray Protection

Speaking of sun exposure, 3-in-1 Mist also protects against UV rays. Why does this matter? Well UV rays can seriously compromise your hair color and even dry it out. If you want your color to stay vibrant and your hair to stay hydrated, prep with 3-in-1 Mist before setting foot outside this summer.

Detangling

If you’re spending your summer swimming a lot or generally just staying active, your hair is going to get tangled. It just so happens that 3-in-1 Mist is a super quick and easy-to-use detangler. So no matter how much time you spend on a windy beach, you can rest assured it won’t take long to detangle your tresses afterwards.

Shine

As if all those properties and benefits weren’t enough, 3-in-1 Mist also offers a natural shine to the hair. It’s perfect for hair that’s dull or dry because it adds much-needed shine and moisture, but not so much that it weighs down the hair. Plus it smells heavenly. So it’s a win-win-win all the way around!

Don’t leave 3-in-1 Mist out of your suitcase when packing for your next vacation. Take advantage of its numerous benefits and enjoy healthy hair all summer long! Buy it here.


If you tend to spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, then this list is for you! Don’t neglect your hair care regimen just because you’re on vacation. Now it’s more important than ever to protect your hair against harsh chemicals and sun exposure. With these essential summer hair care tips, you’ll be ready to take whatever this season throws you!

Protect Against UV Rays

Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause severe damage. It dries hair out, makes it frizzy, and can even fade the color. The solution to this problem is protecting your hair with the Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist. Not only does this one-of-a-king product protect against UV rays, it also protects against heat styling and has detangling properties. It’s an absolute must for your summer hair care routine.

Try to Go Longer Between Washes

Admittedly, washing hair less frequently is doubly difficult in the summertime, but hear us out! You can still rinse out the sweat and grease with just water. Plus using our talc-free Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo can help extend your style even longer. The reasoning behind washing hair less frequently is that it can actually be very drying, which consequently causes the scalp to over produce oil. It becomes an endless cycle of oiliness where the more you wash it, the oilier it gets!

Use Conditioner While Swimming

If you swim a lot, it’s very important to protect your hair. From the extreme drying properties of chlorine to the possibility of blonde hair turning green, you’re going to want some protection. We recommend wetting the hair and applying a generous amount of conditioner before swimming. Leave the conditioner in–don’t rinse it out before you swim. This will help protect hair from many kinds of potential damage.

Deep Condition Semi-Frequently

Another vital summer hair care tip is making sure to deep condition your hair. We recommend doing it every 1-2 weeks. The best product for this is our Hydrate Masque. It’s comprised of a unique formula that restores and maintains the health, moisture and shine of hair. Apply to wet hair from the mid shaft to ends and leave in 5+ minutes for best results.

These essential summer hair care tips are just that–essential. Don’t destroy your hair this summer, instead nourish your mane and enjoy gorgeous healthy hair, year-round!


The first step toward having a healthy scalp is having a clean one. Whether your complaint is a dry scalp or an oily one, everything comes back to build up and what ingredients are in your hair products. All the deep conditioning treatments and color specific shampoos in the world won’t help you with these problems. That’s where Clarify Shampoo comes in.

Most shampoos are filled with parabens, sulfates, and other damaging ingredients that dry out the hair and scalp and can even compromise the hair’s color. The Ostia Collection Clarify Shampoo however has none of these ingredients and it is specially formulated to remove excess oil as well as built up residue from styling products.

If you wear or have worn tape or fusion extensions, you may be familiar with clarifying shampoo, since it’s used to prepare the hair for an extensions application. But what you may not have known is that it has a lot more benefits than that!

Clarifying shampoo helps keep your scalp healthy. As styles change and new styling products are created to target different specific complaints, the product buildup in hair gets worse and worse. You may find it nearly impossible to get glossy, healthy looking hair. Clarify Shampoo can change that, by knocking out buildup, excess oil while retaining much-needed moisture.

Using a clarifying shampoo like this one is absolutely essential to maintaining a healthy, hydrated scalp. We recommend using it every 1-2 weeks and alternating with your favorite shampoo in between.


The winter months can do a number on your hair, leaving it dry, dull, and limp. That’s why it’s so important to combat its effects as we make our way into spring. The focus should be on hydration, nourishment and shine. Here’s our list of easy tips to revive your hair after winter.

Use the Right Brush

One of the easiest ways to combat dry hair is by simply using the right brush. Brushing your hair 1-2 times a day with a mixed boar bristle Paddle Brush helps distribute the natural oils from your scalp to the rest of your hair. This a great way to nourish and add some natural shine to your dry ends.

Try a Deep Conditioning Treatment

In order to fully revive your hair after winter, deep moisturization and nourishment is a must. That’s why we recommend doing a deep conditioning treatment every 1-2 weeks. The Ostia Collection Intense Conditioner is perfect for this because it doubles as a masque. All you have to do is apply it from the mid-shaft to ends and let it sit for 4-5 minutes before rinsing.

Wash with the Restore Line

The Ostia Collection Restore Shampoo and Conditioner are ideal to revive your hair after winter or even just for color treated or heat damaged hair. This pair of products restores moisture to dry, frizzy hair and even offers nourishment and UV protection. That’s why they’re among our most popular products!

Apply a Serum

The Smooth Serum is lifesaver when it comes to reviving hair. It adds moisture and shine without weighing hair down or making it look greasy. Apply it to wet hair after washing or to dry hair as needed for added shine. It works wonders on dry, damaged hair and even helps tame frizz.

It’s not hard to revive your hair after winter, but it is very important! Cold weather can really knock the shine and hydration out, so it’s essential to take steps to combat this. With these easy tips, you’ll have gorgeous, deeply moisturized hair just in time for spring!


Whether you have long or short hair, it’s easy to make hair drying mistakes. There’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to drying and styling hair, so it’s easy to slip up. Unfortunately, that means it’s extremely easy to dry out and/or damage your hair! So we put together this essential list of 5 common hair drying mistakes to avoid.

1. Towel drying too roughly

This is an extremely common hair drying mistake and it can cause a lot of damage. First of all, this doesn’t help your hair dry faster. Second, the super absorbent fabric towels are made of can cause frizz if rubbed against wet hair too aggressively.

2. Leaving hair in a towel too long

See the above tidbit about towels and frizz. Also, leaving your hair up in a towel just slows down the drying process. Let your hair air dry and breathe a bit before blow drying it. It’ll make the whole styling process much easier.

3. Not using a heat protectant

We cannot stress enough how important it is to use a heat protectant on your hair before drying or heat styling it. It’s an easily avoidable mistake that has pretty steep consequences. The Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist will protect your hair from heat damage while offering UV ray protection and detangling properties.

4. Heat styling damp hair

Your hair should be 80% dry before you even touch a round brush. It should be 100% dry before you use a curling iron or straightener. Heat styling damp hair can cause severe breakage and damage. No matter how impatient you are, always make sure to dry your hair thoroughly before heat styling it!

5. Not directing hair for volume

If you want lots of volume from your blowout, you have to over direct the hair. Skip this step and you’ll be sorely disappointed by how flat your hair ends up! It’s less dire than the other hair drying mistakes, but it’s certainly one worth keeping in mind.

It’s easy to make these common hair drying mistakes, but luckily it’s just as easy to avoid them! So make sure to run down this list next time you dry your hair. And feel free to share your most dreaded hair drying mistakes in the comments.


If you struggle with giving your flat, lifeless hair the volume of your dreams, you’re in good company! A lot of women deal with this, but it’s easier to fix than you may think. Here are 5 ways to add volume to your hair.

Use Volumizer Shampoo & Conditioner

The Ostia Collection Volumizer Shampoo and Conditioner are an absolute must. They are paraben and sulfate free so they don’t dry out or damage your hair (or make your color fade). Plus, they smell amazing and work well on hair extensions and natural hair alike!

Prep with Volumizing Mousse

Prepping wet hair with Volumizing Mousse is a great way to add volume to your hair. It’s a lightweight foam that enhances your style without getting sticky or stiff. It’s perfect for showcasing your natural hair texture (if you air dry) or giving smooth volume if you blow dry.

Get an Extra Boost With the Root Lifter

If you want some extra volume at your roots, the Root Lifter is the way to go. It gives a major boost of volume while increasing the longevity of your style. Just spray some at your roots while hair is still wet and reap the benefits!

Use Dry Shampoo

A great hack for adding volume to your hair is using Dry Shampoo! Your scalp naturally products sebum and oils to keep your hair moisturized. But these oils can also weigh down the hair as they build up. Dry Shampoo helps you combat this by reducing excess oils to keep hair light and voluminous!

Gently Tease Hair

Using a rat tail comb or teasing brush, gently tease at the roots where you want to add volume to your hair. We strongly emphasize here that you need to do it gently. Teasing too roughly or too often can cause breakage and snarls. So do it sparingly!

Try Extensions

Lastly, a tried and true way to add volume is hair extensions. If you have particularly thin or fine hair, we recommend using Tony Odisho Fusion Extensions. Tony Odisho Tape Extensions are also a good bet if you use our unique, single-sided tape technology so that the extensions don’t weigh down your natural hair.

Try these 5 ways to add volume to your hair and let us know what you think! Do you have any favorite ways to add volume? Comment below!