There is nothing better than having fun during summer. Laying under the hot sun, swimming in the cool sea, and simply enjoying all of the fun activities you can possibly think of. But did you know that the summer sun can actually destroy your beautiful locks? You may notice your hair has lost its vibrant color or became frizzy and dry. Luckily, the damage is only temporary!
Read on to learn how you can improve the condition of your hair so it becomes smooth and shiny again. We have prepared for you seven hair care routines to start doing right now.
1. Use the Right Shampoo
The first step to take care of your hair during summer is using the right shampoo. The summer sun can cause color fade, so if your hair is color-treated, it’s best not to use clarifying shampoos. Instead, to remove the build-up of salt, chlorine, and other minerals that can pile up in your hair, use a gentle sulfate-free shampoo with natural ingredients. This will ensure that your hair doesn’t get severely damaged by the sun.
2. Avoid Excessive Heat Styling
For many people, heat styling is an everyday habit, which is rather a bad one. In summer, you should be careful and not use too much heat on your hair. High temperatures can damage your hair more than you think, even if you have an excellent product protecting your hair from the heat.
If possible, avoid using any heat at all and let your hair dry naturally after you shower. If you still have to use heat styling tools, make sure to set your blow-dryer to low temperature and use a diffuser. Another solution is using hair styling products that protect the hair from heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit – this will help you enjoy summer without damaging your locks.
3. Try out a New Hairstyle
Don’t be afraid to experiment with a new hairstyle this summer. You may want to try out an updo or a fun braided look to protect your hair from the sun and humidity. You could also go for longer layers to draw attention away from frizzy ends and dryness that you may notice in your mane. So, grab a pair of professional hair-cutting scissors and be brave enough to try something new!
4. Minimize Using a Hairspray
If you want to keep your hair shiny and smooth after you refresh it with a haircut, make sure to finish it off with some great products designed to protect your hair from damage during the hot summer months. However, hairspray is not your best friend when the weather is scorching.
It can make your locks too heavy and sticky and can also lead to some severe built-up that will leave your hair looking dull and lifeless. To prevent this from happening, avoid using too much hairspray or a regular hairspray at all. Instead, use a light hairspray made especially for summer and only apply it when you absolutely need it.
5. Don’t Skip the Conditioner
Conditioner is one of those products that we sometimes skip, even though it does wonders for our hair. But in summer, even if you don’t want to change or upgrade your hair care routine significantly, make sure to stick to using a lightweight or leave-in conditioner as part of your daily routine. This will allow you to properly moisturize and soften your hair and protect it from the sun.
6. Incorporate a Treatment Into Your Hair Care Routine
The best way to deal with any potential problems during summer is prevention. If you know that your hair is prone to dryness or breakage, go for a deep conditioning treatment at least twice per month and seal it in with a balm or serum made explicitly for summer conditions. Also, include a weekly nourishing mask treatment into your routine so you can get rid of any built-up of sand, dirt, or minerals like chlorine in your locks caused by the sun or pool water.
7. Consider Adding Supplements
Finally, you can do some simple things in terms of nutrition to improve the health of your hair, like adding more proteins into your diet (like nuts and seeds) as well as healthy fats ( for example, avocados and coconuts).
You can also add certain nutrients essential for healthy hair growth like iron, zinc, and biotin (also beneficial for your skin, nails, and even your digestive system) into your diet by including some dietary supplements. In addition, it will allow you to prevent excessive hair loss during summer due to extreme weather changes.
However, remember that before acquiring any supplements, you should consult your doctor about which ones will work best for you and determine the correct dosage for your individual needs.
Now that you know how to take care of your hair during summer, you can enjoy the warm weather without worrying about your hair. And if you’re worried it might be too late to reverse the damage already done to your hair – don’t worry. Just try and stick to these tips, and you will see your hair will shine and look better than ever in no time!
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