Summer heat, combined with high levels of humidity, can wreak havoc on your mane. They can cause inflammation, dandruff and send your sebaceous glands into overdrive, causing your hair to turn limp, itchy and cause hair loss. That’s why it’s important to take extra care of your scalp during the hot months. Ahead, the perfect hair care routine to keep your tresses clean and healthy in summer.
- 01. Cleanse with the rinse-and-repeat method
- 02. Indulge in a weekly scalp scrub session
- 03. Use a dry shampoo between washes
- 04. Rinse with diluted apple cider vinegar
- 05. Use a clarifying shampoo
01. Cleanse with the rinse-and-repeat method
One of the key necessities for maintaining scalp health is to avoid over-washing your hair. Since your hair can get pretty sweaty and greasy in the summer, it is a good tip to cleanse it two to three times a week thoroughly. The rinse and repeat method ensures that you give your tresses a clarifying wash without stripping your scalp of essential natural oils.
02. Indulge in a weekly scalp scrub session
A weekly scalp scrub session can help get rid of the dirt, oil and product buildup from hair follicles and help your hair care products work their magic better. Make sure to pick a formula that targeted oily scalps to suit your summer detoxing needs. DIY scalp scrubs, especially those made using mashed avocados, raw sugar and a dash of tea tree oil, are very popular among beauty buffs.
03. Use a dry shampoo between washes
Dry shampoo helps freshen up an oily, greasy scalp in an instant. This is especially beneficial in the summer as you can pretty much freshen up your mane anytime you like. Investing in a good dry shampoo also helps maintain clean, fresh hair in-between washes. Among other things, it also adds volume and gives your hair some hold to stay put in those buns and braids too.
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04. Rinse with diluted apple cider vinegar
Diluted apple cider vinegar is an excellent remedy for summer dandruff. All you need to do is dilute a couple of tablespoons of ACV in water, pour it all over your hair after shampooing, keep it for 5-10 minutes and wash it off. Make sure to follow it up with a regular conditioner to counter any dryness in the hair ends caused by ACV rinse.
05. Use a clarifying shampoo
You can also wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo twice a week to thoroughly get rid of dirt and product build-up. Since these shampoos can be too drying for the hair, don’t forget to condition your hair post shampooing to bring back lost moisture to the tresses. Look for formulas with antifungal ingredients like tea tree, neem, spearmint, rosemary, lavender, etc. that can help you detox your hair gently.