Tips for Summer Hair Care
The sun can damage your hair just as it does your skin. Likewise, salt water and chlorine can damage our hair. Several weeks into summer, glossy and easily managed hair begins to look and feel fried.
There's more to fried hair than just a metaphor. The sun's ultraviolet rays actively damage hair, creating problems such as fading, bleaching, and brassiness when colour-treated hair is exposed to it. Sun exposure can even damage hair that isn't coloured. Do not fret though. We've got you covered. Keep reading for tips for healthy summer hair.
Give yourself a trim this summer
Benefits of hair trimming
- Hair trimming helps remove nasty-looking split ends.
- It promotes healthy hair growth.
- It helps with hair breakage.
- The process helps remove damaged hair.
- Makes styling much easier as rough ends are eliminated.
- It will make your hair look much thicker and healthier right from the root to the tip.
Keep your strands safe from the sun
Make a daily habit of applying a hair care product that contains UV filters (these can be in spray, gel, or cream formulas). These products protect hair from sun damage and help keep colour-processed hair from fading.
If you'll be spending lots of time outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat. Not only will it keep your strands from getting scorched, but it will also protect your scalp and ears, areas that are vulnerable to skin cancer. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair.
Invest in a moisturizing shampoo
You may be washing your hair more frequently to deal with summer's sweat and grime. We suggest using a clarifying, or anti-residue, shampoo once a week to clear away product buildup and chemicals.
A moisturizing shampoo is all about having extra moisture content to lubricate the cleansing process to keep the hair supple and protected and stop natural moisture from washing away. Moisturizing shampoo can also minimize tangles, which will lead to less breakage when your hair is dry.
Avoid the hot tools
At least once or twice a week, give your hair a break from blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. Your hair is already exposed to a significant amount of heat daily in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways.
A quick hack is washing your hair at night and piling it up in a bun, a braid, or ponytail before you head to bed. When you wake up, you'll have a nice beachy wave. It's the perfect look for weekends, or make it work-ready with accessories like a thin headband or pretty barrettes.
Hair that's healthy and well-maintained is your best defence against frizz. Along with regular trims and conditioning, a drop or two of anti-frizz hair oil, mask and shampoo can help smooth hair and add shine. Choose products that contain argan oil. You can also try making a concoction of water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil. Keep it on hand to spritz whenever a bit of moisture and/or control is needed. Another good option is argan oil mixed with water.
Wear loose, comfortable hairstyles
Braiding the hair is a good, protective practice that can save your hair from any breakage as it strengthens the hair structurally. A loosely-tied braid can work alongside your body's natural process to boost hair growth.
Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat.
Wash less often
Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. Use a homemade or natural dry shampoo, such as cornstarch, in place of regular shampoo to go a bit longer without washing. Another quick fix is to dab a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel along your scalp to dissolve excess oil.
Rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural conditioner. Use some coconut oil or shea butter (careful with this, since it can be heavy) to smooth, de-frizz, and moisturize your locks after washing. The oil will give some shine and, if you have wavy hair, create natural, air-dried curls. Try a natural deep conditioning treatment once a week to get that extra bit of moisture into your hair.
Give your scalp a hot oil treatment
Flaxseed, tea-tree, and lavender oils are good at penetrating the hair shaft.
Benefits of Flaxseed Scalp treatment hair oil
- Reduces hair fall up to 2X from the roots
- A lightweight and non-sticky formula
- Helps strengthen and nourish hair from its roots
- Rejuvenates the scalp for stronger roots & shaft
- Enriched with the superfoods which help reduce hair fall
- Nourishment for hair and scalp
- Reduces brittleness
- Avoids Premature Greying
- Protects Hair From Harmful UV Rays
- Soothes Heat Damaged And Dry Hair
How to Use
Step 1:- Part your hair in two halves and Pump a small amount of oil into the palm.
Step 2:- Apply directly to the scalp and gently massage it.
Step 3:- Leave it overnight or for 6 hours. After this duration, shampoo hair and rinse thoroughly.
Your hair should feel moisturized afterwards, but not greasy.
Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush
Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet since that’s when it’s most susceptible to breaking. A wide-tooth comb easily detangles knots in your hair. It is specifically recommended for those who have long and curly hair. While removing knots and detangling, one often loses a lot of hair while using a normal comb. However, a wide-tooth comb helps detangle your hair more effectively without losing a lot of hair.
Use A Hair Detox Mask
Most experts agree that a nourishing hair mask applied once a week at home is enough to coax hair into good condition (although very dry, thick hair will drink up a lot more).
When it comes to ditching your harsh chemicals, which is especially common in black hair care, a detox can help rebalance your scalp. It rids your hair of suffocating buildup while nourishing the scalp. It helps stimulate hair follicles, allowing for hair growth, and clears the scalp of dandruff, acne, and scabbing.
Balance an oily scalp
Switch to sulfate-free hair care if you haven't already, Summers is often accompanied by oily hair and scalp and investing in a good sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner is a must.
Benefits Of Sulfate Free Shampoo:
- Stronger hair
- No dryness/itchiness on the scalp
- Good for coloured hair
- Doesn't strip natural moisture off the hair
- Great for curly hair
Keep seasonal hair fall in check
As the season changes, irritation can develop on the scalp which can lead to flakiness. A flaky scalp can cause extra hair fall so it's important to use a soothing treatment to clear out any scalp allergies or redness. Use a purifying Aloe Vera gel (without any harmful additives or preservatives) directly on your scalp to relieve any sunburn or itchiness and rinse with a mild shampoo. An anti-hair fall shampoo would work wonders. It helps in replenishing and nourishing your hair. It also helps remove hair stress and relaxes muscles in the head along with fighting fungus that causes dandruff.
With our highly recommended tips, your hair is sure to shine when the temperature rises.