Summer’s here! And you probably have your bikini, body, and wallets ready for the next beach escapade!
But is your hair ready too? Despite being a beautiful season, summer is when your hair can be damaged the most. Heat makes the hair frizzy, dull and lifeless. Thankfully, there are many ways to protect your strands from damage.
Help your hair survive the season with the following pro tips.
1. Protect Your Scalp from the Sun
Summer means there are lots of beach trips. It also means that your scalp will be exposed out in the sun most of the time. Aside from dryness, the summer heat can cause sunburn which may end up damaging your roots. Although sunlight exposure is good for you, too much can be harmful to your scalp.
Prepare your scalp from the harmful UV rays of the sun this summer with these tips!
- Avoid direct sunlight to your scalp as much as possible.
- Don’t go out the house without bringing your hat! It’s the simplest and quickest solution to avoiding sun damage. Prolonged sun exposure can cause dryness and brittleness. Furthermore, the sun’s heat can drain out moisture from hair leaving it dull and more prone to breakage.
- Use scarfs which can protect your hair’s moisture and color so it looks stunning even after a scorching day.
2. Lock In The Moisture
Your hair needs moisture to grow smoothly and stay healthy. During the summer, the atmosphere has a high humidity content and this can cause limp and lifeless hair. That’s why during the harsh and humid summer weather you have to pay extra attention to your locks. To make sure your hair stays beautiful, invest in a good hair moisturizing product, deep conditioning treatment or hair supplement pill to tame your locks from root to tip. The following are tips to help you keep your hair’s moisture all summer long.
- Buy yourself a good hair oil. Hair oils help remove frizz and dryness without damaging your locks. You can use hair oils after you shampoo. Make sure to dry well before applying the oil from ends to tip.
- SPF products. If you don’t like using oils and creams, perhaps you could use hydrating shampoos or rinse out conditioners containing an SPF to provide protection from strong UV rays. You can do this once a week, just make sure that you choose a product that suits your texture and hair type.
- Go natural. If you want to try natural alternatives, you can go with apple cider vinegar conditioner or coconut oil and Shea butter. Another good natural deep conditioning treatment is mayonnaise and egg.
Important: Avoid overusing heat tools, aside from the summer heat the last thing you want is to add more heat to your hair. Go slow with the straightstraightenersstraighteners, blow dryer and curlers. Don’t wet hair and dry it quickly. This will cause fibers to swell and contract. Try to style hair naturally or just let it loose.
3. Opt for Clean Hairstyles
Ready your hair for a clean and fresh look this summer. Although long hair is nice to style, it can be extra work during summer. Summer’s the time when split ends grow faster and hair becomes more damaged. It’s also more prone to damage from beach water, chlorine, and tight ponytails. It’s therefore recommended cutting those long tresses and opt for shorter and loose cuts. Trimming hair ensures that you have healthy locks come summer.
When styling, remember not to overdo it and get rid of those damaged strands. Summer is all about looking effortlessly beautiful, so the simpler the better. If you want to color your hair, go for a darker shade that will shine brightly in the sun.
Undone beach waves, braids, and crop tops are just some of the coolest hairstyles you can wear this summer. Loose braids are great to minimize exposure to the sun and wind damage. Minimize styling your hair in tight ponytails as they can pull and break hair strands. If you’re not fond of short hair, you can simply get a trim to rid your hair of split ends.
4. Watch What You Eat
Bring your strands back to life with a proper diet this summer. Diet as much as heat can have an impact on the health of your hair. This summer start eating foods high in protein like eggs, fish, and yogurt. Stock up with hair healthy foods like shellfish, sweet potatoes, and corn.
Drink enough water. Dehydration can starve of your hair of essential moisture, making it dry, frizzy, and dull. During the summer try to have at least 8-10 glasses of water every day. You can also treat yourself with drinks like fresh fruit juices and iced tea.
5. Shower Often
Summer heat causes extra sweat and greasiness. Add that with dust and dirt from the breezy summer air and our hair will be more prone to dandruff, frizz, and split ends. It’s time to get in the habit of washing your hair every day. If you wash hair twice or three times a week, try to wash your hair more often during summer. But don’t use shampoo on a daily basis. Too much shampoo can leave your scalp dry.
Seas, public pools, and lakes contain harmful chemicals or sediments that are harsh for the hair. Without proper care, you can rob your hair of its protective oils making it lose its shine and bounce. Experts suggest wetting hair before every swim to keep your hair from harmful environmental agents.
To avoid your hair soaking up harmful chemicals, make sure you are armed with the proper protection. You can use a leave-in conditioner, or just wear a swimming cap to reduce damage from the pool’s chlorine. After a shower, remember to use a wide tooth comb on your wet hair.
Summer’s all about having fun out in the sun, so make sure you look your best. Follow these tips to ensure a healthy and bouncy hair all summer season!