While you might enjoy spending your time outdoors during the summers, your hair definitely does not! Heat, unprotected sun exposure, dirt and humidity can wreak havoc on your tresses and leave them dull, brittle and lifeless. Apart from zapping valuable moisture from the tresses, it can also strip the essential nutrients and make that hair colour you spend a fortune on fade faster!
So what’s a girl to do? It’s simple. Just make a few minor tweaks to your hair care routine, and you’ll be ready to tackle the summer frizz and dryness head-on. Here are a few summer hair care tips to help you get started.
- 01. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner
- 02. Go in for regular trims
- 03. Use a leave-in conditioner
- 04. Limit heat damage on hair
- 05. Treat your tresses to a weekly mask
01. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner
While it may seem like a good idea to invest in a detoxifying and clarifying formula to wash away all the sweat and dirt build-up, overusing them can lead to excessive dryness. It’s best to use a detoxifying formula once in two weeks and switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo to counter the effects of summer. Nourishing shampoos are equally capable of cleansing your scalp; that too without stripping it of essential moisture.
BB picks: Dove Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner
02. Go in for regular trims
Dry hair that is brittle and frayed in the ends can lead to breakage if left unchecked. To minimise shedding and frizzy looking ends, make sure to get regular trims every 8-9 weeks. Keeping up with your trimming schedule will keep shaggy looking ends to a minimum and keep your hair looking healthy all summer.
03. Use a leave-in conditioner
Excessively dry, brittle and porous hair tends to lose moisture quickly. To avoid this, use a moisturising leave-in treatment to prevent the tresses from getting dry on super hot days. A leave-on formula will also replenish the lost nutrients and keep your mane looking shiny, smooth and attractive.
BB picks: Tigi Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner
04. Limit heat damage on hair
One of the best ways to maintain the health of your hair is by minimising heat exposure. This means limiting the use of heat styling tools, shower with only lukewarm or cold water, and covering your head with a hat or scarf every time your step out in the sun.
05. Treat your tresses to a weekly mask
Following a good hair wash routine is not enough to keep your hair from looking dry and brittle, especially during the summers. It’s imperative to pamper your tresses with a deep conditioning mask once a week to replenish lost moisture. Hair masks penetrate deep into your hair shaft, repairing hair damage and reviving dull hair.
BB picks: Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask
Written by Sumona Bose on Apr 19, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!