Summer is here, and it’s that time of year when you need to take better care of your hair and scalp to keep your hair looking its best. The intense humidity of the summer season affects the hair’s hydration, causing your curls to break easily. In addition, excessive exposure to the sun damages your hair’s natural protective barrier. Studies show that three days of exposure to the sun weakens the cells in the hair shaft, leaving your hair looking dry, weak and brittle.
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Effects of Summer on Your Hair
In summer, excessive sweating and dust increase hair problems such as dandruff, split ends, dizziness, and hair loss.
Summer can be tough on the scalp, drying it out and damaging the hair roots.
Hair can burn in the sun’s heat and change its natural colour. Coloured hair also starts to fade if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Haircare Tips For Summer
Summers naturally dry out and damage your mane. So make sure you go easy on any chemical-based hair treatments during this time. Avoid colouring your hair. Do it a month before summer if you want to dye your hair.
Invest in Conditioners
Choose appropriate conditioners that may contain sunscreen to protect your hair from harmful UV rays. As the sun dries your mane, be sure to moisturize your hair and bring it to life by choosing a leave-in conditioner. Choose the one that outfits your hair type and nature. Wear a shower cap and use a leave-in conditioner on your hair if you go swimming.
Washing your hair too often does more harm than good as it further dries out your scalp and hair. If you sweat more on the scalp and the hair becomes greasy. I prefer a mild shampoo suitable for summer. To prevent drying out, shampoo only on the scalp, not directly on the hair.
The hot summer makes your hair very dry and frizzy looking. Try to prevent your hair from getting too curly by tying it up. Style your hair from braids to ponytails, knots and buns. It guarantees the reduction of sweat on the scalp.
You may be doing all of this to protect your hair from the sun, but if you’re not adequately hydrated, it’s not worth it. Your mane benefits significantly from drinking water and other liquids, keeping you cool and keeping your hair healthy and well-moisturized. Also, add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your regular diet to get all the essential nutrients.