Summer Hair Care
Summer is the best time of the year for those who like the sun and hot weather. This is the perfect time to enjoy the beach and sunny days. Most people travel more during summer.
However, summer heat may have a negative impact on your appearance if you neglect health and beauty care. The skin and hair require a lot of attention especially during very hot or very cold weather. Moreover, winter hair care routine is different from summer hair care.
According to trichologists and dermatologists, failure to protect your hair in summertime can cause your hair to become dry, dull, brittle and lose its elasticity. Another consequence of exposure to sunlight is color fading. The dryness of the scalp can also cause itching, dandruff and hair loss. Therefore, make some time to take care of your beauty in summer.
Here are some effective tips for summer hair care.
Should you change your regular hair care routine in summer?
You do not need to change your hair products cardinally for the summer. Although, high temperatures dry the hair and damage the cuticle of the hair. Therefore, if you notice your hair getting drier and duller than it usually is, you might want to consider trying shampoos and leave-in conditioners with sunscreen. These products will help protect your hair from sun damage.
Moreover, do not wash your hair with shampoo every day, it is better to simply rinse with water, so as not to disturb the balance of the scalp. If you wash your very 2-3 days, or when it gets dirty, it will help to preserve the natural oils in the scalp and keep your hair well-moisturized.
The next important thing to do to save the health of your hair is properly moisturizing it. Fortunately, hair moisturizing products are suitable for everyone.
The final and the most important factor that ensures your hair health in the summer is dietary products that you consume. Food influences the oil balance of the scalp. That’s why, you need to choose your food carefully, especially if you have an oily or dry skin.
How to protect your hair before going to the sea/ocean?
There are many benefits that salt water gives your skin. The sea salt may help reduce swelling and treat wounds on your skin. However, if you stay in salt water for a long time, it may hurt your hair. Salt water may cause hair dehydration; and because water in your hair makes your hair elastic and stretchy, hair dehydration may lead to breakage.
You need to remember that the sun can harm not only the skin of your face and body, but also your hair. That’s why, it is really important to use sunscreen products for hair care. Most of hair sunscreen products are easy to use. Many of them come in the form of a spray with light textures.
In addition, it is recommended to reapply hair sunscreen products every 2 hours. Moreover, professional hairstylists recommended to do a professional moisturizing care at least once during the summer. It will prevent dehydration and preserve the brightness of the hair.
What kind of hair products can I use in the summer?
According to hairstylists, it is better to use light styling products that have moisturizing and sunscreen effects. You can also use moisturizing hair sprays in order to balance out the hair moisture, even in the hottest weather.
In addition, natural hair drying and using massage brushes for hair will contribute to the health of your hair in summertime.
The scalp may become very greasy in summertime because you sweat a lot. The best solution to this problem is cleaning. You can even try using peels and scrubs. Proper hair wash with light massage movements will help to eliminate pollution, dust and styling products. If you have sensitive scalp, make sure the products you choose are suitable for your type.
Most specialists advise to choose every hair product individually. For example, damaged hair should be restored, dry — moisturized, colored — protected from color loss, etc.
Mostly it also depends on the structure of the hair. For instance, curly hair needs moisturizing every time you wash it — it can be a hydrating mask or a moisturizing spray. Volumizing shampoo is a must is for straight hair, for example, because straight hair usually naturally may lack volume and texture. Extremely wiry hair, tight coils, on the other hand, require a lot of moisturizing – finishing creams, hair pomades and oils.
Can I use oils in hair care routine in summer?
Using oils in summer hair care routine is absolutely a good idea. Oils prevent dehydration, soften the hair and also provide shininess.
You can also use products based on oils or oil essentials in summertime. However, it is very important to apply oily products in small amount. You can apply oil hair products to wet or dry hair: rub the oil in the palms and gently go along the length of the hair, retreating from the roots.
Moreover, you can choose a professional product with oil that combines protection from UV rays and protection from thermal effects.
Natural hair oils can provide perfect nourishment for your hair, combat hair damage and protect your hair from the heat and dehydration.
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