Summer brings with it a slew of beauty woes. One that we dread the most is — greasy, smelly and itchy scalp. And the fact that washing your hair regularly is strongly advised against, makes this issue even more bothersome.

So, what’s a girl to do? Well, before you start panicking, here are all the dos and don’ts of summer hair care that you can follow to successfully keep this problem at bay.

 

Stock up on dry shampoo

Stock up on dry shampoo

Trust us, girls, dry shampoo is godsent and once you start using it, there is no turning back. A dry shampoo zaps away all the oil and grease from your scalp, leaving behind totally fresh and heavenly smelling hair.

 

Use clay masks

Use clay masks

If you have an oily scalp, one of the best ways to keep the excess sebum production in check is to use a clay hair mask, especially in the summers. This will help to soak up all the excess oil, deep cleanse your scalp and leave your scalp feeling matte and healthy.

 

Avoid heat styling

Avoid heat styling

The heat emitted from the styling tools tends to heat the scalp, making it sweat more and causing excess greasiness. Therefore, it is best to skip using heat on your hair as far as possible in the summer months.

 

Refresh your scalp

Refresh your scalp

When washing your hair, give it a peppermint rinse as the last step in your hair wash routine. Add about two to three drops of peppermint oil to about a tumbler of water and use it as a rinse. This will help in cooling down the scalp, making your hair smell fresh and reducing the itchiness.