Summer is the season when you have fun and you expose on the sun without thinking of the consequences. However, if many of us consent to protect our skin, we will often tend to forget our hair. And we shouldn’t.
Indeed, chlorine, sun rays, and saltwater can damage our hair and cause dryness. Moreover, we also tend to adopt tight hairstyles that can cause breakage to our hair.
Fortunately, getting damage and breakage on our hair during the summer is not without remedy. Indeed, we just need to adopt the relevant summer hair care tips. Let’s discover them together!
Nourish your hair from inside
As you all know, beauty starts from inside. And your hair is no exception. Consequently, you must watch what you eat during the summer to have beautiful hair. Rely on protein and healthy fats to get full and healthy strands.
Also, don’t hesitate to eat foods rich in beta carotene. Indeed, as these foods prepare your skin to tan, they will also protect our skin from sun damage. Orange foods such as carrots, apricots, peaches, mangoes, sweet potatoes will become your new friends!
Moisturize your hair
Chlorine and saltwater will make your hair drier than ever. That’s why you must absolutely moisturize your strands to avoid losing moisture from your hair. If you want to combat dry and brittle hair caused by your summer activities, here are some hair care tips for you:
- drink lots of water (at least 8 glasses)
- adopt a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
- coat your hair with a leave-in conditioner before swimming (you can also use coconut or argan oils)
- use serums and oils to seal moisture in your hair and shield your strands
Protect your hair from the sun
Like your skin, your hair is also fragile and deserves to be protected against sun damage. Consequently, your hair also needs sunscreen. Don’t forget to buy hair products containing SPF to take extra care of your hair during your summer holidays!
Moreover, another way to protect your hair is to wear hats and scarves. They will give you an extra barrier against sun damage, especially if you have color-treated hair or if you have tangles.
And if you love fashion, you will be able to make a statement with these hair accessories. So, don’t hesitate to show your personality while protecting your hair!
Adopt an adapted hair routine
To protect your hair during summertime, you need to follow a strict hair care regimen. Here are some summer hair care tips you can adopt in your routine.
Don’t overwash your hair
I know this sounds counterintuitive. But many experts say that overwashing your hair actually cause more damage because it will strip your hair from its natural oils.
Instead, wash your hair twice a week to get rid of salt and chlorine residue with a moisturizing shampoo adapted to your hair type. However, this doesn’t mean that you must skip rinsing your hair after swimming in the pool or in the sea.
Apply a repairing mask on your hair
Using a repairing mask on your hair once a week will provide extra protection on your fragile strands. This will also make it less sensitive to sun, wind, and other environmental elements during summertime.
Try hot oil rinse
Do you want to add extra moisture on your hair? Then try a hot oil rinse. Shampoo your hair, then apply a penetrating oil on your ends. Let it sit during 5 minutes, rinse, and condition as usual. To do this hair rinse, you can use coconut, olive, and avocado oils as they really penetrate the hair shaft.
Avoid using heat
Hair is already fragile because of sun exposure. Therefore, you shouldn’t add extra damage with heating tools That’s why you should stay away from flat irons, curling irons and hair dryers.
However, if you must use them, try to stick to using them no more than once a week. Instead, air dry your hair more often. This is summer, people!
Try loose protective hair styles
As they tend to pull the hair, tight hair styles can damage your hair, especially if it’s dry because of the heat. Therefore, you must always opt for loose and comfortable hair styles to protect your ends. Messy buns and French braids will be your best allies during this season.
Summary: what are the summer hair care tips you need?
To sum up, you need to follow specific summer hair care tips to protect your hair during this season, while having fun:
- watch what you eat,
- moisturize your hair at all costs,
- protect your hair from sun damage,
- have an adapted summer hair routine,
- avoid using heating tools,
- try loose protective hair styles.
Once you adopt these summer hair care tips, I guarantee you that you will survive summertime and welcome the fall with a beautiful head of hair!
Well, that’s it for today! What are the summer hair care tips that you adopt in your daily routine? Please share them in the comments below!
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