Seasonal hair loss is a thing, with summer months being especially brutal on your tresses. Your hair protects your scalp from direct sun exposure. But during the summers, the insulation sometimes gets too much causing your body to shed off some hair to keep your scalp cool. Add to this that the heat zaps all the essential moisture from your scalp and activities like swimming and outdoor workouts just add to the woes. Also, the excessive sweating in the scalp area serves as the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to hair fall.
But fret not; you can easily tackle hair fall in summer by following these hair care tips mentioned below…
- 01. Wash your hair regularly using anti-hair fall products
- 02. Keep your body as cool as possible
- 03. Do not sleep with wet hair
- 04. Moisturise your hair once a week
- 05. Avoid tight hairstyles
01. Wash your hair regularly using anti-hair fall products
The mix of excessive sweat and sebum can wreak havoc on your tresses and clog the hair follicles, leading to hair fall. It’s imperative to wash your hair every two to three days using an anti-hairfall shampoo to keep dirt and impurities from clogging the pores. Anti-hair fall shampoos work on nourishing your roots and stretching the shaft to avoid breakage as much as possible.
BB picks: Dove Hairfall Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner
02. Keep your body as cool as possible
Inflammation of the scalp is one of the major reasons for hair loss in the summer. An effective way to avoid it is by keeping your body as cool as possible. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. You can also consume summer beverages like iced teas, watermelon juice and cucumber water to stay hydrated. Skip hot showers entirely and stick to a balanced diet with lots of greens that do not stress your digestive system and heat the body.
03. Do not sleep with wet hair
Wet hair has open cuticles and is more prone to damage. This is why you need to avoid sleeping with damp hair, as the friction from the pillow can cause hair to fall. Make sure to air dry your hair completely before hitting the sheets at night.
04. Moisturise your hair once a week
Moisturising your hair, especially with formulas consisting of softening oils like sweet almond, Argan, sunflower, marula and soybean, can not only keep summer dryness at bay but also arrest hair fall. Hydration helps keep your hair cuticles sealed, which in turn stops tangling and breakage while brushing.
BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask
05. Avoid tight hairstyles
We know you want to secure your hair in a tight bun or ponytail during the summers to keep your tresses from mixing with sweat and creating a mess. But you should know that tight hairstyles put stress on the roots and can cause hair to fall. It’s best to secure your tresses in protective hairstyles to avoid putting too much pressure on the hair follicles.
Written by Sumona Bose on May 05, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!