Summer time: it’s hot, it’s humid, and your hair is not looking its absolute best. Keeping your hair healthy is a part of the essential beauty summer tips. Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle.
EFFECTS OF THE SUMMER SUN ON YOUR HAIR
- You may have healthy, bouncy hair all year around, but come summer and your hair turns lifeless. There are no signs of that bounce anymore, is there? This happens because the high humidity content in the atmosphere settles on your hair and weighs it down, the result limp hair.
- Sweat and dust contributed by summers increase hair problems like dandruff, split ends and increased hair fall.
- The hot summer sun doesn’t show any mercy and dries out everything in its way, hair included. Imagine subjecting your hair to straightening, curling or other treatments that involve heat at such a time.
- Summers can be harsh on your scalp too, causing dryness and sunburn. It is commonly believed that hair protects the scalp, but that is not the case. Dry scalp brings its own set of problems and may end up damaging your hair roots.
HOW TO PROTECT THE HAIR THIS SUMMER?
Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair.
Resort to air-drying your hair as much as possible. That’s because blow-drying makes your hair frizz up.
This is a great hack. After applying sunscreen on your body, simply run your fingers through your hair and let the residual sunscreen protect your hair from UV rays.
If you love swimming in a pool (and who isn’t!) then you should wet your hair before you entering it. This way it will absorb lesser chlorine.
Another important summer hair care tip is to give heat styling a break. Opt for natural styling instead.
Extra attention for the ends
Speaking of dry ends:pay extra attention to these more vulnerable parts of your strands during the summer, when the elements can make them dryer and more prone to damage. Focus shampoo on the scalp rather than the ends of hair. For extra nourishment, add an oil serum to your ends to protect them when brushing hair or applying heat.
So now you know how you can to keep your hair looking super healthy and wonderful this Summer! Enjoy the beach and the pool parties!