Effects Of The Summer Sun On Your Hair
All year around your hair is beautiful and bouncy, but when summer comes your hair turns out to be limp and lifeless.This happens because of the high air humidity that settles on your hair and weighs it down and the result is limp hair and hair fall.
However tempting it may be, washing your hair every day is NOT an option. You will increase hair fall and scalp dryness. If you stay outdoors too long you will notice that colored hair tends to fade.Therefore,it is important to avoid over sun exposure and take adequate measures to protect hair while stepping outdoors.
How To Protect Hair In Summer?
Our hair gets harmed in many different ways during summers – overexposure to sun’s harmful rays, sweat, and humidity and of course, spending too much time in a swimming pool in chlorinated water. A little preventive care is all your hair needs to stay beautiful!
While you reach out for all products that work wonders on your hair, remember to check out a few things first:
1. Scalp type – oily, dry, dandruff, itchy, combination or any other medical condition
2. Hair type – straight, curly, wavy, colored, treated, permed, straightened or any other
Helpful tips for summer protecting your hair
Avoid too many cosmetics.Summer already dries your hair out and causes damage to them. So make sure you go easy on any chemical hair treatments during this period. Avoid too much coloring, whether at the spa or home.
Love your conditioner.While the sun is drying out your hair, make sure you help restore some moisture and life in it by using a rinse-out conditioner. Get one that suits your hair type and texture. If you are going for a swim, remember to put on a leave-in conditioner on your hair and wear a swimming cap.
Don’t shampoo your hair too much.It will cause more harm than good. Too much shampoo can dry up your scalp and hair even more.
If you’re going swimming, remember DO NOT shampoo before you go for a swim, as this will rob your hair of all protective oils and will make it extra vulnerable to the chemicals and salt in the water.
Trim your hair on a regular basis when you see split ends and dry tips.Summer is the ideal time to give yourself a new haircut, but if you don’t want to shorten your hair, opt for a small trim that will take care of the ends and bring back life to your hair.
If you have recently colored your hair or have colored hair, you would want to take extra care of them in the summers. Hair sustains maximum damage with chemical treatments leading to color fading and excessive hair dryness.Select hair care products, that are specially made for colored or treated hair. If you need to, try covering your hair with a hat or a scarf.
Take lots of fluids.While you may be doing all of the above to protect your hair from the sun, if you’re not drinking enough water, you’re not going to achieve anything. Include as many fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as you can. This is an essential hair care tip for summer.
Deep conditioning treatments.In the summer,the hair tends to get drier, thinner and more brittle and if you expose your hair to the sun, you need to attend to it more regularly. Thus, deep conditioning treatments are a must and would keep your hair hydrated and nourished.
Hair products.Look out for products with the tags Replenishing, Hydrating and Moisturizing. Avoid any styling product that has formaldehyde(alcohol) and the products that come with the tags Voluminous or Bouncy. These dry the hair more so it is preferable to avoid them.
You can still enjoy the summer and have a beautiful shiny healthy hair.