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.
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.
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.
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