Summer is not the best time of the year for our skin and hair. The harsh rays of the sun make you sweat excessively, and when that sweat gets mixed with the oil from your scalp, it causes buildup. This attracts dust and other impurities, causing infections and preventing hair growth. Hairstyling products, too, can get trapped and cause buildup.
That’s why it’s essential to get rid of sweat, and buildup is necessary during summer to keep hair woes at bay. Here’s what you need to do to rejuvenate and detox your scalp this summer.
Invest in a detoxifying shampoo
As soon as the season changes, it is essential to change your hair care products too. Using the same shampoo and conditioner all year round won’t tackle seasonal problems like oil build-up in summer. We recommend using detoxifying products like the Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner for the hot and humid months. The botanical blend of ginseng and neem is formulated without baddies like paraben and dyes and gently purifies hair from daily residue build-up. Include this duo in your summer hair care routine for a squeaky clean and rejuvenated scalp.
Scrub your scalp
Apart from using a detoxifying shampoo, you also need to scrub your scalp at least once a week to eliminate stubborn product residue, flakes, dead skin and other impurities. You don’t need to spend time looking for a scalp scrub; make one at home using the simplest ingredients. Mix coconut or olive oil with some brown sugar and massage the mixture onto your scalp using your fingertips.
Another easy way to get rid of product residue, prevent scalp infections and add a healthy shine to your mane in summer is by giving your hair an apple cider vinegar rinse. The acidic content in ACV breaks down product residue so that it gets rinsed away easily. After shampooing your hair, mix some ACV with water and rinse your hair with it. Follow up with cold water rinse.
Tie your hair but avoid tight hairstyles
Letting your hair loose in the summer will only create a sweaty mess. However, don’t go for tight top knots and ponytails either. Instead, opt for a loose braid or low ponytails; these hairstyles will allow your scalp to breathe and let the sweat evaporate easily, thereby minimising the chances of buildup.