Does your hair feel as dry as a desert in summer? Well, it is not a revelation that the scorching sun can damage your hair strands. One important way to make sure that your precious mane is protected from the harsh heat is by taking measures well ahead of time and making provisions to avoid prolonged exposure to the hot sun.
Read on to learn some important summer hair care tips.
What does summer do to your hair?
Hot weather and sun exposure can damage the outermost layer of your hair – that is like an eggshell protecting its contents. For example, the cuticle starts to develop roughness on its surface that is caused by intense sunlight and other environmental factors. This loss of moisture leads to frizz in the hair. Frizzy hair is dry, unmanageable and prone to breakage. But well, too much moisture and sweat can also make your hair flat because there is no natural volume, making it difficult to style or manage effectively.
What are some summer hair care tips?
1. Tie a scarf or wear a cap to protect your hair
The sun can be damaging to your hair. Be sure to wear a hat, or alternate between hats and head wraps so that you always have good protection on hand when you need it. Caps are great for providing some needed sun protection, but if caps have always been suffocating for you in the past, go with a cute head wrap or scarf instead!
2. Apply UV Protection in your summer hair care routine
When sunscreen is such an integral part of our skincare routine, what about our hair? To protect our strands against harmful UV rays, various hair care products come with ingredients that are effective and give your hair complete sun protection. We advise you to look out for those and add them to your summer hair care routine.
3. Tweak your hair wash routine
The sweat and humidity may tempt you to wash your hair almost every other day but be mindful of the fact that excessive shampooing can dry your hair. It can strip your scalp’s natural oils and lead to frizzy, unmanageable strands. You can stick to washing with conditioning cleansers 2-3 times a week. We recommend you try the Pure Sense Macadamia Hair Cleanser for purified and hydrated strands. It’s sulphate and paraben-free, making it a perfect pick for these pesky summers. The sweet nutty fragrance of this hair cleanser further soothes and calms your senses and is a great choice for dry and chemically treated hair.
4. Go for a deep-conditioning hair care treatment
Add a layer of protection to your hair cuticle that helps make your hair more resistant to environmental aggressors. In the summer months when you’re extra vulnerable to dryness, deep conditioning treatments like a hydrating mask can be really helpful.
5. Hydrate yourself
The most important part of your summer hair care routine is drinking enough water. While you may be following all the above steps to achieve good hair in summer, if you skip being well-hydrated from the inside, it will hamper your results. Drink lots of water and cooling fluids in summer to provide hydration to your hair strands.
6. Tie your hair whenever possible
We know you love letting your hair down but the scorching heat won’t just allow it! Tying your hair limits its exposure to the sun as well as makes sure you sweat less. After all, sweaty hair won’t make for a good picture. Right? You can try hairstyles ranging from updos to braids, ponytails, buns or twists in summer.