Summer is already here and so is the scorching sun with its harmful rays. The sun can easily harm your hair in the same way that it does your skin. Our hair is also harmed by saltwater and chlorine. The unflattering result: A few weeks into summer, hair that was once lustrous and manageable now looks and feels fried. The sun rays cook the hair shaft and to protect your hair you’ll need to go for a spa treatment or call at-home hair care services.
UV rays dry out hair and roughen up the hair shaft’s smooth cuticle, or outer layer. And to keep that healthy shine you need the right hair care precautions that will protect your precious mane from the harsh heat.
What Does Hot Weather Do To Your Hair?
The outermost layer of your hair, the cuticle, can be damaged by hot weather and UV rays. The cuticle can grow rough and bulge in order to attract moisture. Frizz develops as a result of this. Frizzy hair is prone to breakage because it is dry, unmanageable, and untamed. In the summer, extra moisture and sweat can cause your hair to flatten and lose volume. That’s we have come up with some important hair care tips and tricks for your hair in the summers.
1. Cover up!
When you’re out in the sun, cover your head with a scarf or cap. This will not only provide additional UV protection but also aids in the retention of moisture in your scalp. By wearing a hat wind damage reduces and protects your hair from tangling.
2. Put your hair up in a loose messy bun, comfortable styles
A sloppy braid is great for keeping your hair in check and limiting sun exposure. Tight hairstyles for ponytails can cause damage since they pull and rip hair, especially if it’s dry from the summer heat.
- Wash less often
Summer is linked with heat and humidity. You might get tempted to wash your hair frequently. However, excessive shampooing can further dry out your hair by removing the natural oils from your scalp. Washing your hair with conditioning cleansers 2-3 times a week is sufficient.
4. Reduce the heat
Avoid blow-drying your hair as much as possible. In the summer, it is already exposed to a lot of heat on a regular basis, and it will probably air-dry rapidly anyway, so skip the blow dryer and go natural if you can. Flat irons should also be avoided since they will cause more harm to already dry hair. A neat hairstyle also draws attention to the frizz.
5. Spritz & Seal
Mix water, aloe vera juice, and avocado oil in a blender. Always keep it on hand to spritz whenever you need a little moisture or control. Argan oil combined with water is another fantastic alternative.
6. Use Conditioner
For a quick natural conditioner, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar diluted in water. After washing, smooth, de-frizz, and moisturize your hair with coconut oil or shea butter (be careful, since it can be heavy). The oil will add lustre and create natural, air-dried curls if you have wavy hair. To add a little additional moisture to your hair, you can also try a natural deep conditioning treatment once a week.
7. No more swimmer’s hair
If you have blond hair that becomes green after a swim, try rinsing it with 14 cups apple cider vinegar and 2 cups water to remove discoloration and dullness. It’s also beneficial to dampen your hair before entering the pool because it absorbs less chlorine.
8. Add some sunscreen
There are UV-protective shampoos on the market, but most of them are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that you should avoid. After applying sunscreen to your body, run your hands through your hair softly to add some more protection.
9. Try a hot oil rinse
Coconut, olive, and avocado oils penetrate the hair shaft very well. Try to apply oil from the ends to the roots before shampooing your hair. After rinsing, condition as usual. Your hair should feel hydrated but not oily afterward.
10. Use a wide-tooth combs
When your hair is wet, avoid tugging anything through it because it is more prone to breaking. Use wide-tooth hair combs to untangle your hair as brushes can pull and easily break strands when they snag them.
Now you know how important it is to take care of your hair during the summers. However, when the air is so thick with humidity, frizz is gonna happen. So don’t fight the summer trying to fight frizz and book an at-home salon service today to get perfect silky shiny hair. If you’re looking for a salon at home Giri Nagar, then Swagmee is here to help you out. We provide a variety of salon services in the comfort of your home.