Hair Care is very Essential in Summers because it is a time of laid-back days and hot party nights. It’s about swimming in the pool, lying out in the sun and hanging out on the beach with friends. But no matter how fun these activities are, they can be taxing on hair. Salt water, chlorine, humidity and baking in the sun can leave hair dry, frizzy and brittle. Definitely not a good look.
Effects of harsh sun-rays on hair: Direct sun-rays on hair can harm your hair in many ways. Sun-rays for even 10 mins produce 70-80 degree C heat and this heat can crack cuticle, harm your hair’s outer structure, suck out moisture and can burn your scalp. Uuf.. This is the time girls; protect your hair from sun as you would protect your dear skin.
Well, do you think only covering your hair will protect them from sun? I don’t think so. Sun-rays have harmful UV rays that can penetrate from scarf, dupatta or even caps. You need something better, something more intense to add more protection to your hair.
so let me share with you a few tips which will protect your crowning beauty from the harshness summer brings along.
1. Shampoo regularly to remove dirt during the summer
The powerful sun rays can easily tune the hair to brittle and dry, if you really want to escape that condition using a mild shampoo will be one way. Do not use the hard one though it is proven to be best in removing the dirt from hair. Go with a mild one.
2. Conditioner to protect your hair from sweat
People who prefer to do a deep condition in the summer days can have the clearest route to jump from the mistake of making the hair sticky that caused due to the excessive sweating. Do deep conditioning to protect your hair and to retain it smooth and shiny.
3. 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 at the beach or pool, 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.
4. Reduce the heat
Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that frizz stand out more.
5. Spritz & Seal
Make 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.
6. Try a hot oil rinse
Coconut, olive, and avocado oils are good at penetrating the hair shaft. Shampoo hair as usual, then work in oil from ends to roots. Rinse, then condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not greasy.
7. Be careful about using hair care products with too much protein.
Too much protein can leave your hair feeling desiccated and brittle. While protein is the building block of healthy hair, use conditioners that come with balanced ingredients.Frizz-control serum can be used in small quantities to tame frizzes. Make sure you do not use too much, and wash once a week with a deep-cleanse shampoo to avoid build-up, which will leave hair looking dull and flaky.
8. Don’t brush your hair too much.
Brushing your hair stimulates the follicles which promotes growth, but brushing too much too often, will cause damage to your hair strands that results in frizz and split ends.
9. Style your hair naturally, minimizing styling damage.
Styling by itself won’t overly damage your hair, but repeated stylings multiple times per week put some serious strain on hair.Avoid perming, crimping, straightening, curling, and bleaching or repeatedly coloring hair if at all possible. So you want to go out on Saturday night and need your hair straightened. That’s fine. Just make it an occasional treat, not a permanent thing.Don’t use rubber bands to pull back or otherwise style hair. Rubber bands will encourage your hair to get snagged, ripping it out of the follicle.Try not to use hairstyles that tightly pin or pull the hair back. Styles such as cornrows or tight ponytails can cause damage at the roots, or put stress on the follicles.Instead, experiment with up-dos: a simple ponytail or chignon looks clean and requires very few hair products. You could also just keep your hair down and wear a headband.
Give your hair the right amount of vitamins. Since hair is made of proteins, eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will ensure hair that looks and feels better. Make sure you get plenty of vitamin C. This vitamin strengthens hair. In addition, iron helps transport oxygen to blood vessels, zinc grows and repairs tissue, and omega-3 fatty acids grow healthy hair.Give your hair some time to show new brilliance. What you eat will not have an immediate difference on the hair you already have, but it will help with hair that is newly growing.
so now that you know my secret to gorgeous hair, why wait to repair the damage, hair is a woman’s crowing glory. protect it just as you’d protect your skin.
ps. do let me know if you have any more tips.