Along with the unbearable heat and humidity, summer brings along some serious hair problems along. Itchy and greasy scalp, hair fall and frizziness are common hair woes that arise during this season. But did you know another issue that’s prevalent during summer is dandruff? That’s right; heat, sweat, pollution and an unhealthy diet combined lead to a flaky scalp during summer.
Dandruff is easily manageable if you follow the right hair care tips and use appropriate products. Here are a few things you need to do to keep summer dandruff at bay and get a flake-free, clean scalp.
01. Cleanse hair regularly
Accumulation of sweat and oil on your scalp can make it susceptible to bacterial growth. Poor hygiene can lead to hair fall, dandruff and scalp infection during the summers. While you may not want to wash your hair every day, it is necessary to increase the frequency during summer to keep the scalp squeaky clean. Use a mild, anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner like the Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo and Conditioner. It provides relief from itchiness and eliminates dry flakes to give you a clear and healthy. The micro moisture serum in this shampoo and conditioner won’t make your hair dry and keep it shiny.
02. Oil massage
Most people prefer treating their scalps to oil massages during the winter. However, we recommend you continue doing so in the summers too. Oil massages can nourish dry and flaky scalps and help keep problems like dandruff and hair fall at bay. The Lever Ayush Ayurvedic Bhringraj Oil is formulated with the goodness of amla, bringharaj and sesame oil to strengthen the roots, nourish the scalp and increase blood circulation. Massaging your scalp with this oil twice a week can prevent most summer hair problems.
03. Stay hydrated
Apart from using moisturising products and indulging in oil massage, it’s also essential to provide your scalp with the nourishment it needs from the inside. Drink plenty of water and include foods like watermelon, cucumber and spinach in your diet during the summer as they are loaded with water and will keep your body hydrated. Drinking enough fluids will ensure your hair follicles stay moist and flexible, preventing hair fall and dandruff.
04. Go for a haircut
Long hair is difficult to manage; that’s why most people prefer to go chop-chop during the summers. This keeps the hair from mixing with sweat and causing a mess. If you don’t wish to cut it short, tie it into a loose hairstyle like a braid. This will allow the scalp to breathe and also prevents infections and greasiness.