Like sun damages your skin, it also damages your hair as well. As soon as summer enters, our healthy and beautiful tresses become damaged slowly and lose its shine. If we are coloring our hair, then our hair gets damaged easily this season. It becomes bleached and faded. You can say the sun cooks our hair making the hair dry and rough with the UV rays. This is the reason why people opt for short hair this season. So it’s important to take proper hair care during this season to protect hair and scalp.
The major problem we often face with hair is the frizz. During summer hair takes in the humidity in the air making the shaft to swell causing breakage in the cuticle which results in frizz.
Swimming during summers may damage your hair even more. Chlorine in the water strips the hair of its natural oils. The greenish cast which can be often seen in blonde hairs is due to copper and other chemicals. These chemical molecules bind to the protein in your hair.
If you dip in sea water, the heavy salt content in the water also takes out all the water in your hair making it dry.
Summer Hair Care Tips:
1. Lots of Water:
Save your skin and hair from the excess humidity in the air during summers by drinking plenty of water. Drink more water when compared to other seasons. Keep a water bottle with your all the time and sip some water every now and then.
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2. Avoid Coloring:
Coloring damages hair; we all know this fat very well. During summer the color tends to fade easily and gets bleached. This doesn’t look good at all. So it’s better to avoid coloring.
3. Cover With a Scarf:
Before stepping out cover your entire head and hair with a good scarf and protect your tresses. You can also wish to wear a hat this season.
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4. Trim It:
Hair growth is faster in summer than in winter. So there’s no problem in growing it back during this season. Trim your hair at the beginning of this season or you may like to have a summer special haircut. By the end of the season or by spring reaches, your hair grows pretty well.
5. Protect From Sun:
Good hair care products with UV filters available in the form of sprays, gels and creams in the market these days. Use these products daily before stepping out. If you stay outdoors for long hours, then keep it in your bag.
6. Saturate Before Swimming:
If you are going to swim, then drench your hair well with clean water or apply conditioner in more quantity. So your hair will not be able to absorb the chemicals full of pool water. You can also apply oil to your hair which also can prevent these chemicals to bind with your hair. Oil never mixes with water. So the water can’t penetrate into your hair.
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7. After Swimming:
After swimming, rinse well your hair with clean water to remove the chlorinated pool water. If there’s no shower near the pool, keep a bottle of fresh water with you. You can also have a spray bottle. So just spray some fresh and clean water to your hair after swimming.
8. Shampoo and Conditioner:
During summer you sweat a lot. Your scalp becomes sweaty and dirty. So you may wash it frequently. To protect your hair it is recommended to opt for moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Go for a clarifying or anti-residue shampoo once a week and remove the built up product on your scalp.
Don’t forget about the next step of deep conditioning hair. Try coconut oil or any other good oil. These are the best conditioning products. Apply serum which work like oil and protect your hair.
9. Get Rid of The Frizz:
Get a good anti-frizz oil or serum to get rid of the frizz. Take just a small drop of the oil or serum
and apply it. Else you will make your hair heavy.
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10. No to Styling:
Avoid hot styling tools like hair dryers, straighteners and curlers at least twice a week. If you really want to style your hair, then why don’t you curl your hair naturally? When your hair is little damp, roll them and sleep with it. Next day you’ll have those beautiful curls. Lock those curls with a mousse and you are done.
Hair sprays are drying. The ingredients in it damage hair. If you need to use them and can’t skip, then go for those with natural ingredients and conditioners.
11. Wash Everyday:
At the end of day you find your face dirty and so cleanse it. The same way your hair also gets dirty easily. Wash your hair every day and keep your scalp clean and healthy always. If you can’t wash hair every day at least wash every alternate day.
12. Eat Right:
Eating healthy is very important for healthy hair from inside. Omega-3 fatty acids are found to be very good for strong, shiny and healthy hair. These can be found in spinach, salmon, eggs etc. Have some greens. Dark green vegetables and fruits are very good for hair. Take some broccoli as well. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants which improve hair. Get some nuts which contain zinc. Eat on carrots which contain vitamin A. Get beautiful hair by being healthy from inside.
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Tea rinse is really good for your hair. Get lemon and chamomile for blondes, black tea for brown to black hairs and red ginger tea for copper to red hairs. Boil some water and add tea bags to it. Let it cool for some time and rinse your hair with it. Wait for few minutes letting the water to penetrate to hair well followed by washing it with shampoo and then condition it.
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Hair should be taken proper care throughout the year and throughout the life. During summers it needs some extra care to protect from sun rays and humidity. Few basic things everyone must do are to eat right, have trims, use good products and avoid styling as much as possible.