7 SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS
Published on May 28 2022 | By Dharani Senthilkumar
Presenting summer hair care tips to keep your hair hail and healthy. No matter how eager you are to make new hairdos and flaunt them, summer calls for a comforting look that will make you feel at home.
By adapting yourself to a proper summer hair care routine, you get the benefits of healthy hair along with easing out the scorching summer heat with little to no effort.
WHY IS A SUMMER HAIR CARE ROUTINE NECESSARY?
During summer, when the hair is overexposed to the UV rays, there are high chances of hair getting heated up deep inside the hair roots.
Spending long hours under the sun can also make the hair appear lighter than its natural shade. This happens because the UV rays oxidize the hair, which eventually lightens the shade.
While skin tans and produces a darker color, the melanin in hair bleaches and produces a lighter shade.
Since summer calls for excessive sweating on the scalp, it can either lead to a stinky scalp or the other way, where it causes dandruff.
When the sweat mixes up with excess oil or dirt on the scalp, one can feel the itching sensation which ultimately turns out like dandruff. It can appear flaky and can be a concern of social embarrassment.
Another aspect is the hair becoming dry and frizzy. Since excess moisture is stripped out when spending too much time outdoors under the sun, exposing hair to chlorine in the swimming pool, the hair loses its moisture making the hair shaft weak. Ideally, all of this is related to long-term hair damage.
Above all, when you continuously use heat applicators on the hair, the hair ends get damaged and turn out as split ends. Though this is not the only reason for split ends, heat styling tools and blow dryers have a higher potential to worsen the existing condition. In addition, extreme weather conditions, both hot and cold, can damage the hair.
HOW TO MAINTAIN HAIR?
Now that we know the underlying causes of hair fall and hair concerns during summer, managing them with the proper summer hair care routine will make it manageable. And along with an appropriate diet and nutrition, the summer hair care will become trouble-free.
ADAPT TO NATURAL STYLING AND HEATING
UV rays from sunlight already lead to too much damage to the hair. In addition, if you continue to use heat applicators, curling, straightening, and blow dryers, this may cause further damage to the hair itself. Though hindrance in hair growth is a slighter possibility, the heat damages the hair, making it appear more dry and brittle.
Instead of relying on the hot dryer, you can start focussing on cool drying the hair or even let it dry naturally. In this way, the extent of damage can be reduced to a greater extent.
SHIELD YOURSELF FROM SUN BY WEARING A HAT OR SCARF
Stay in the shade or wear a scarf or hat to cover yourself from the hot wind. It is essential to step out in the sun by wearing sunscreen to protect your face. Similarly, wearing a scarf or a wide-brimmed hat will protect the scalp by restricting more sunlight exposure to the scalp.
When applying sunscreen, make sure to cover it close to the hairline, both front and back, and you can also use oils like avocado oil, olive oil, and other essential oils for enough moisturization.
LIMIT CHEMICAL COSMETICS
Excessive use of chemical cosmetics on the hair has a higher potential to damage the hair fiber. Therefore, limiting the usage of chemical cosmetics on hair can highly benefit hair health.
AVOID CHEMICAL SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONERS
In general, using sulfate-free and paraben-free shampoos is suitable for the hair. Similarly, include a natural and hydrating shampoo to keep your hair moisturized and refrain from stripping out the natural oils on the scalp. Along with a hydrating shampoo, follow your summer hair care with a nourishing hair conditioner and a leave-in serum for a more silky and shiny appearance.
WASH HAIR WITH COLD WATER
Though washing hair with both cold water and hot water has its own good, it is good to prep your hair with cold water in seasons of extreme hotness. Washing hair with cold water will keep the scalp hydrated and prevent excess dirt and oil from entering the scalp by closing the pores.
TRIM YOUR HAIR
Irrespective of any season, trimming your hair is good once. It can help prevent split ends from prolonging and keep the hair at length to avoid sweating and discomfort during peak summertime.
Along with this, frequent hair masking keeps a check on the damage to the hair.
EAT PLENTY OF WATER-RICH FOODS
Finally, whatever you do topically will go in vain if intake is not regulated correctly. Make sure to consume foods rich in water content and keep yourself hydrated. You can enjoy fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, celery, watermelon, tomatoes, and similar foods. This summer, apart from water, try all these foods too.
Double up and follow the best summer hair care routine and beat the heat along with VCare’s hair rejuvenation therapy this summer. For consultations, reach us at +91 9840234023 or book an appointment online.