Summer is the time when we all want to look our best. When summer arrives, you need to start making hair care plans for summer as the process is very different from winter.
As the months go by and the days get warmer, one might forget how it affects your long beautiful hair. This article provided by Hairsure Clinic gives information about some tips for taking care of your long hair during summer.
How to care for hair in summer
It’s no wonder that the biggest hair problem in summer is dehydration. The heat of the sun and the wind are your hair’s biggest enemies. Summer is vacation time, and it means the sea or salty seawater. Frequent driving is another danger to your hair.
Even if you don’t have long hair, these tips still apply to you. So read on!
Use the correct hairbrush:
A bristle brush or wet brush should be your best friend! For long hair, your brush must straighten the hair to minimize the possibility of breakage. A brush made of natural fibres such as sea urchins will reduce friction when brushing. As a result, the hair does not get attached to the knot, which keeps the hair silky without tugging at the strands. A reliable wet brush also does a great job as the bristles flex around tangles and reduce hair tension.
Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up, not top to bottom. This ensures that there is no stress on the roots, which minimizes damage. Make sure you always use a wide-toothed comb when your hair is wet—brushing when wet can cause major damage by stretching the strands instead of splitting them.
Use a moisturizing treatment twice a week:
Hydration is very important for your hair. If you find that your hair feels dry more often, it’s time to switch to more moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. The excess heat in the late spring and summer can pull all the moisture out of your hair. Look for products that contain moisturizers, such as aloe vera or coconut oil.
Our favourite DIY is a coconut honey mask for your hair. The same effect can be achieved using oils high in vitamin E, such as olive oil or avocado oil. For best results, heat the oil in a skillet over low heat and apply it to your hair. Wrap it in a warm towel and wash it after the fourth five minutes. When the oil is heated, it is more easily absorbed into the hair, increasing its properties.
Use heat protection
Thermal protection wraps around the hair, creating a barrier to prevent breakage and ensuring your style is neat and free of curls.
Use hair bands that don’t pull at the root:
The 80s are back, and secretly your hair is so happy! Using ribbons as a flexible or plastic tie won’t pull your hair down to the roots. This ensures that the hair is not subjected to unnecessary stress, which keeps the strands healthy and elastic.
Use an old hair wrap or t-shirt instead of a towel to dry:
It may seem a little simplistic, but those with curly hair already know this tried and true trick. Instead of a cotton waffle towel, use a soft cloth such as cotton or linen to remove excess moisture before it builds up heat. This way, your hair won’t rub together when you wrap it dry. The thread remains more elegant on the fabric, reducing the chance of tangling or damage.
Try not to wash your hair too much:
The natural oils in your hair are designed to nourish and protect your hair. So shampooing every day will remove this vital oil. Creating a vicious cycle of excess oil production and frequent shampooing. Ideally, to keep your hair healthy, you only need to wash it two to three times a week. Buy a natural dry shampoo that’s great to tackle your next wash and add volume and texture.
Wash your hair properly:
Healthy, beautiful, shiny hair starts in the shower! First, it is important how you wash your hair. Do you reach for a great shampoo and scrunch it at the ends of your hair? If you answered yes (probably like most of us), then you should know that shampooing is the ONLY correct way to do it. This is where most of the oil builds up, and it’s important to massage the shampoo gently into the scalp with your fingers (not nails!) To get rid of it. A refreshing head massage while shampooing is a great way to stimulate blood circulation and detoxify the scalp. Then apply conditioner along your hair to restore moisture.
A style for the weather
Sometimes it’s too hot for your long hair to stand on your skin. Because of this, you may want to find some new styles that work well. Hair ties are great, but you don’t want to tie them so tightly that you start spoiling them. Braids are certainly a great way to style your hair.
Avoid excessive heat or sunlight.
Hats and umbrellas are your summer companions as they protect your hair from the sun. There’s no need to avoid going out at all – you need to take proper precautions to protect your hair from the elements.
Your hair needs special care every day of the year, and each season has its procedure. Never leave hair care for later. If you don’t take good advice, your hair will become dull and weak. Repairing damaged hair takes more time and money than keeping it healthy. So take some time to review the rules and follow them right away.
Try to keep the water cool while rinsing by blowing your scalp with very hot water, drying your hair and avoiding tangles that can cause damage.