Summer is not the best time of the year for your tresses. The rise in humidity zaps moisture from your hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. The harsh rays of the sun further damage the natural shield of your hair, making it brittle and dry. Does that mean your mane won’t appear healthy and bouncy all summer long? It will if you follow a proper hair care routine.
Your hair requires extra care and protection during summer, and we are about to guide you with that. Are you ready to transform your dull and dry hair into a fresh and bouncy mane? Here’s the hair care routine that will give you just that.
- 01. Use a gentle shampoo
- Apply conditioner
- 03. Apply hair mask
- Use a leave-in conditioner
- 05. Tie your hair
01. Use a gentle shampoo
You will be shampooing your hair often in summer due to increased sweat and oil production in your scalp. Using a shampoo laden with harsh chemicals can strip off the natural oils from your scalp that are essential to keep it healthy. We suggest replacing your current shampoo with a sulphate-free one to get rid of the grease on your scalp without stripping it off moisture.
Conditioners do more than just condition your hair. It forms a protective layer on your hair that prevents external aggressors from damaging the strands. Make sure you apply the conditioner only on the mid-length and tips and not on the scalp, as this can make it appear greasy. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes and rinse off with cold water. Choose a conditioner from the same brand and range as your shampoo for the best results.
03. Apply hair mask
As the humidity levels increase, your hair starts to turn frizzy. Spending time outdoors or in the pool with chlorinated water can damage your strands and make them brittle. A deep conditioning treatment is necessary to add shine and bounce to your mane. No matter what your hair type, apply a hair mask at least once a week, and your hair will thank you!
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Use a leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioners are not only an essential product in winter, but you need them in summers too. Staying out in the sun for even a short period of time can damage your strands and cause them to frizz up. Applying a small amount of leave-in conditioner before stepping out can protect the UV rays from robbing moisture from your hair.
05. Tie your hair
Keeping your hair open may not be the best idea in summer. Not only will it create a sweaty mess on your neck but it will also make your hair frizzy. Tying it up will reduce the frizz and make your hair look fresh and bouncy. Secure your strands in braids, ponytails and top knots to ensure they stay frizz-free throughout summer.
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