Summer is a great time to be outdoors, but is also a time to be extra caring towards your hair due to scorching heat, strong sun rays, humidity, frizz, frizz and frizz. Here are some tips for you to consider.
- Cover it up to avoid direct sun rays
The best way to protect from the scorching sun is wearing a scarf or a hat when you’re out. It prevents from extra UV, helps retain moisture and reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is color processed and prone to tangling. Using a cotton scarf or using a hat that is having tiny holes helps your scalp from the sweating problem.
If you don’t like the scarf or hat, at least you should leave in conditioner with sunscreens. Opt for hair products that best suits to you with a good amount of SPF in the purchasing product.
- Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
Try some summer friendly styles like ponytails, updos, knots, buns or braids. They are fun and cute. A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun.
- How to control frizzy
Along with regular trims and conditioning, a tiny drop or two of an anti-frizz oil or serum can help smooth hair and add shine. The bottom line is that when the air is so thick with humidity frizz is going to happen anyway. Don't waste your summer trying to fight frizz. Instead, find an easy go-to hairdo like a slick pony, high bun, or side braid for those high-humidity days.
- Refrain from using heating tools
Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that frizz stand out more.
You can wash your hair at night and piling it up in a bun, a braid, or ponytail before you head to bed. When you wake up, you'll have a nice beachy wave. It's the perfect look for weekends, or make it work-ready with accessories like a thin headband or pretty barrettes.
- Wash less often
Use a clarifying, or anti-residue, mild shampoo once a week to clear away product buildup and chemicals. Do not use the hard one even though it is better in removing the dirt from hair. Just be sure to follow with a deep-conditioning treatment.
- Spritz & Seal
Mix avocado oil, aloe vera juice and water and put this concoction in a spritz bottle. Keep it handy whenever you feel the dryness levels in your hair rise. Another good option is argan oil mixed with water.
A hot oil rinse is non-negotiable in the summers. After shampooing your hair, heat any natural oil (coconut, almond or olive) and apply it to your hair from the tips to the roots. Your hair will feel soft and healthy instantly.
- Using vinegar for extra hair treatment
To make the hair stay extra fine during the summer season you can do one more thing. Please be sure to rinse the hair by applying vinegar and you should do this before you apply shampoo to the hair. This will undoubtedly make the hair appear cleaner and shinier. This is a good way to treat the dandruff as well. For the reason you need to arrange for organic apple cider vinegar. Use one part of vinegar and three parts of moderate hot water to wash your hair and make it appear all the more normal.
- If you swim…
If your hair is drenched with clean water or leave-in conditioner, it won't absorb as much saltwater or pool chemicals. Please do not shampoo your hair before you have decided to take a plunge. This is sure to extract all the essential oil from the hair and now the hair becomes vulnerable to the salt and chemical presence in the water. After swim, try to rinse your hair with shampoo containing ethyl tetra acetic acid that helps in eliminating the effect of chlorine, which can cause damage to the hair. If there isn't a shower nearby, keep a spray bottle filled with fresh water.
If you’re a blond who turns green after a dip in the pool, try rinsing out your wet hair with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and 2 cups water to get rid of discoloration and dullness. It helps to get your hair wet before entering the water because then it won't absorb as much chlorine.
- Add some sunscreen
There are shampoos that contain UV protection, but most of those are chemical-laden, conventional shampoos that I’d recommend avoiding. One quick way to add some protection is to run your hands lightly through your hair after applying sunscreen to your body.
- Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush
Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet, since that’s when it’s most susceptible to breaking. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.
- Manage your hair splits by regularly trimming
Summer is just another time for the split ends to come up. So manage splits through cutting them regularly when they pop out. Also make sure to apply oil like coconut oil to the hair tips after you have done with cutting the split ends.
- Stop playing with your hair in summer
Summer is the season when your hair tends to get dry and damaged. This is when you should cause restrictions in using the commercial products from the market. Please don’t color your hair during summer. This will tend to spoil the hair quality.