The summers have arrived earlier than predicted. Yes, we all know how the hot sun is harmful to our skin. But it is equally important to protect your hair this summer and take adequate precautions to stop it from getting dry and frizzy. The harsh sun can cause equal damage to our hair as well as skin in the summers.
Why do you need to protect your hair this summer?
With the rising levels of humidity, it is normal for the atmosphere to settle on your hair and weighs it down, causing your hair too look limp. Not just that, since you sweat more in the summer, your scalp also turns oily making it more susceptible to dandruff which can cause serious damage to your hair. Excessive dryness and sunburn can cause your hair to dry and cause damage to your hair roots too.
But the good part is that with just a few precautions, you can manage to protect your hair this summer. We’ve listed some sure-shot and really easy ways to protect your hair this summer, that can keep your tresses healthy. Let’s help to get your tresses summer ready!
7 ways to protect your hair this summer
The first thing you need to be sure of is your scalp and your hair type so that you can work at managing your tresses better. When you identify your hair type, it helps you to zero in to the right products that will further protect your tresses. Read on to know more on how to protect your hair this summer.
1. Go chemical free
Not just in the summers, but all year round. Hair gels, serums and styling lotions are packed with chemicals that can cause extensive damage to your hair. Summer already dries your hair out and causes damage and application of chemicals on to it will further damage them. Choose products that are made with natural ingredients, free from chemicals so that your hair gets the right nourishment.
2. Spritz it up
Using a natural spritz or a hair mist will keep your hair hydrated and nourished for longer hours. This absolutely handy hair mist from Omved can be easily kept in the purse and all that you need to do spritz a bit into your hair when you feel it getting dry. An elixir for your hair, the hair mist is packed with all the ingredients that are needed to nourish your hair.
3. Don’t miss the conditioner
Conditioners help to lock in the moisture in your hair. Using a rinse out conditioner will help to keep your hair healthy in the scorching heat. You need to pick one that suits your hair type. You can view our entire range of hair care products here and select products that suit your hair.
4. Use natural shampoos
Shampooing your hair everyday with chemical laden shampoos will only cause more damage to your hair, stripping it off the natural oils. Shampooing your hair too often can also dry up the scalp leading to another set of problems. When you choose a natural shampoo it cleans your hair without stripping it off the oils. Did you know that the right way to shampoo is to apply shampoo only on the scalp?When you work up a lather and wash your scalp, the soap suds rinse your hair and clean it too?
5. Avoid Heat
Don’t use styling tools like the blow dryer or the hot iron to dry your hair, instead let it dry naturally. The sun rays put a lot a lot of stress on your hair with the heat and its better to avoid the additional heat on your hair. Choosing the right hair care products goes a long way to protect your hair this summer. Look at the labels and avoid those laden with chemicals. Opt for natural and chemical free products so that your hair gets the right amount of care.
6. Tame your tresses
Dry and frizzy hair tends to get split ends, so make sure that you trim your hair in the summers to avoid split ends that can further damage the hair. If you want to experiment, opt for a short haircut and if you love your tresses, do trim it. Also drinking lots of water will keep your hair healthy.
7. Sun Protection
Protect your hair from the heat by wearing a scarf or a hat. This is one of the best ways to have a barrier from the harsh sun rays and your hair. If you work outdoors, then use the hair mist at regular intervals to keep your hair out from drying and turning frizzy.
While you may be doing all of the above to protect your hair this summer, but if you are not drinking adequate water your skin and hair will face the brunt. Opt for natural flavoured waters to beat the heat this summer and keep yourself hydrated. What are some of your favourite hair care tips for the summers? Share with us in the comments.
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