The summer sun may not be your skin’s best friend, but neither is your hair a fan of the heat and humidity during summer. The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays are equally harmful to your hair, just as they are harmful to your skin. The ultraviolet rays can cause extensive damage to your hair during summer unless you protect it by following a strict hair care routine.
With the change in seasons, the problems faced by your hair and skin also change. This calls for a change in your hair care routine for summer.
Summer Hair Problems
The summer sun sets the perfect backdrop for memorable photographs and everybody loves to see the magic of nature come alive during summer. Unfortunately, summer also brings with it a host of hair problems such as:
- Uncontrollable frizz
- Hair color fading
- Greasy scalp
- Unruly hair
- Easy hair breakage
- Extra volume
- Forehead breakouts induced by bangs
- Rough textures
These hair problems induced by the summer sun can make it very difficult to nail that perfect hairstyle to complement your lovely clothes. How disheartening it is to watch a glamorous look being pulled down by unruly hair!
However, these warm weather woes can be fixed by some simple tricks and tips.
Secrets For Healthy Summer Hair
Give your lovely locks all the pampering they deserve this summer by following these 8 simple D-I-Y tips for summer hair care.
1. Trim Your Tresses
You cannot provide 100% protection to your hair from sun damage, hence, the lesser hair your sun damages, the better it is for you. Get a new hairstyle and trim a few inches for a new look and also to prevent the sun ruining all the effort you put into growing those tresses.
2. Use A Moisturizing Shampoo
Your hair tends to lose a lot of moisture and become dry during summer. Dry hair becomes brittle and hence is more prone to breakage. To prevent breakage and maintain a healthy luster, invest in a moisturizing shampoo to keep your hair healthy and also calm the frizz.
3. Deep Condition Your Hair
Exposing your hair to the sun for long hours can lead your hair to become dry, brittle and dull. To bring your hair back to life, apply a leave in conditioner after shampooing, wrap your hair up in plastic and wash it off the next morning.
4. Frequently Oil Your Hair
Applying coconut oil twice a week for thirty minutes can help you get rid of hair problems such as dry scalp, dandruff and hair fall. Coconut oil also brings a natural shine to your tresses.
5. Avoid Sticky Hair Sprays
You don’t want to add to the discomfort your scalp is already facing with greasiness by using sticky hair sprays. The chemicals from hair sprays can do long term damage to your hair especially if you spend hours in the heat.
6. Wear A Swim Cap
There is nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot summer day and although the refreshing water is very much welcome in the summer, your hair certainly won’t appreciate all that chlorine. You can avoid chlorine induced hair damage by wearing a swim cap.
7. Do Not Undergo Hair Treatments In Summer
The chemicals left behind by hair treatments are harmful to your hair. You don’t want your hair to undergo twice the damage due to the sun and the chemicals left behind by hair treatments. It’s better to leave chemical hair treatments for the winters.
8. Ditch The Blow Dryer
We’ve already established that heat is detrimental to your hair. You cannot draw the curtain and block the sun but you certainly can stop using the hair dryer to prevent an excessive dosage of heat to your hair.
With a hair care routine in place for summer you can bid goodbye to all your “mane” problems and say hello to healthy, luminous and beautiful hair. Besides following a hair care regimen, wearing a hat each time you step out in the sun, eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and fish and staying hydrated with water can keep your hair looking healthy always. Those glorious tresses deserve only the best.