Summer Hair Care Regime

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Now that the cold weather is gone, it’s time for a routine update.Summer heat can make your hair frizzy, flat, and dry. Prolonged sun exposure can lighten the hair, and sometimes, when dealing with artificial hair color, can alter the color to an undesired shade. So these summers make your hair ready to beat the heat. Let’s learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle.

Healthy Hair Starts At The Scalp

It is hot outside and your scalp has to face many challenges in the stinging heat. It is important to make scalp care a part of your daily beauty routine.

Tips to keep your scalp health

  • Applying apple cider vinegar on your scalp can help to prevent scalp dryness and also control the production of oil on the scalp.
  • Avoid chemicals on your hair; it may lead to itchiness of scalp.
  • Eat healthy diet to keep your hair and scalp healthy in summers.
  • Apply some aloe Vera gel on the scalp and massage for some time. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off

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Cutting Back On Shampoo 

It’s a good idea to wash your hair right after exposure. It will wash away any impurities that could stay on the hair and prevents further sun damage. Washing hair is necessary and need of the time; by washing we do not mean use chemically loaded shampoo. Rinse the hair in the shower with mild and natural cleansers.

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Oil Massage To Lock In Moisture

Make a routine to oil your hair in summers, especially the chemically treated hair. The summer heat and humidity can wreak havoc on the hair and make them brittle and weak. Using natural oils like coconut, almond, olive and avocado helps the hair to be moisturized and protects as well.

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Deep Conditioning

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. Do deep conditioning to protect your hair and to retain it smooth and shiny. Rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural conditioner. Use some coconut oil or Shea butter to moisturize your locks after washing.

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Wear a hat or hair scarf

While going out protect your hair from the heat of sun. Always cover your hair with a hat or scarf, these will not only provide further UV protection, they also help the hair retain moisture. Wearing a hat or scarf can add even more style in your fashion statement along with that you can carry a hair mist with you to keep your hair shiny, detangled, hydrated and soft.

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Quick DIY Hair masks for Summers

  • Equal amounts of freshly-squeezed lemon juice and olive oil, will greatly improve dry hair and give it instant shine.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil,  1 tablespoon white vinegar, 1 egg. Whisk the ingredients all together and let it sit on your hair for 20 minutes, then rinse well. For longer hair, double the amount of ingredients in the recipe.
  • Mix 3-4 tbsp of honey with 1tbsp of olive oil. You can also add an egg yolk to this.
  • Apply yogurt on your scalp and rinse off after 15 minutes. It will repair damaged hair.
  • Mix some fresh Aloe Vera pulp with a few drops of lemon juice and apply it to your hair. Wash off after 15 minutes.

Put your hair up in loose styles

Be very specific in opting for hairstyles in summers. Always go for loose and comfortable hairstyles. It helps air out your locks and prevents the accumulation of sweat. A messy braid or bun is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun.


Avoid heat

The sun is already putting too much heat on your hair, so there is no need of additional heat coming from blow dryers, flat irons and curlers.  It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly.  Give the blow dryer and flat irons a break and go natural.


Regular trimming

Inevitable dryness is one of the causes for split ends.  These splits ends simply drop the good hair looks you have polished on the hair. Opt for a small trim that will take care of the ends and bring back life to your hair.


 

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