While summer brings with it sunshine and pitchers of sangria, it can also be the time for parched, dry hair. It’s sad but true—lifeless, dehydrated tresses and dry hair can be a reality this season. While summers might mean one too many bad hair days, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few summer hair care tips to add to your hair care routine to ensure your hair stays bouncy all through the summer season...
Maintain your tresses
Dry hair can be tricky, especially in summer. To ensure it stays healthy, it’s important to get frequent trims. This will prevent the formation of split ends and make you feel so much lighter in the sweaty season. Secondly, since the weather can sap moisture out of your hair, give it a constant supply of hydration with ample water and green smoothies. Finally, increase the Omega 3 fatty acid and Biotin in your diet by eating seafood, eggs and milk. This will lend your hair a healthy texture and natural lustre from within.
Hands off the heat
We’re not saying stop styling your hair completely, but at least put away the heat styling tools. Combined with arid breeze and hot flat irons, dry hair can unnecessarily get an excess dose of heat, which can render it fried and parched. Plus, heat styling robs your hair of moisture making your hair unruly and unmanageable. If you must, opt for styling products like hairspray and mousse to give your locks texture, volume and style.
When you have dry hair, it’s important to choose the right hair product for summer, especially when it comes to the basics. We recommend the Dove Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. The Pro-Moisture Complex nourishes strands from the cellular level and protects them from daily wear and tear—something you need to stay away from, especially during this season. It’s the perfect pick to keep your tresses fabulous all summer long!
A no-fail way to moisturise even the driest of strands is with a deep conditioning hair mask. Mix together 2 tablespoons each of honey, milk and coconut oil. Apply it to your scalp and lengths, leave it for 40 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Moisture-drawing honey, lactic acid rich milk and conditioning coconut oil together form a power-packed nourishing mask that will repair dried, tired tresses. Use this as a trusted summer hair care tip for dry hair.
Protect your locks
Just as you would slather your skin with sunscreen to protect it from the elements, you need to do the same for your hair too. Remember that the sun rays can cause considerable amount of damage to your tresses including causing them to lose colour or even making them weak. Keep an umbrella or hat handy to shade your hair from direct sunlight. Alternatively, use leave-in conditioner which will protect your hair from sun exposure while styling it easily.
Written by Dayle Pereira on Mar 23, 2017