Summer season is back with beach parties, sitting by a poolside and indulging in fun water activities.It is best to take good care of hair before the dull weather takes a hit over the next few months. Dry, oily scalp and messy hair proves to be clear symptoms of approaching summer. In the scorching heat, there is no fun in colouring and styling hair. It gets very difficult to protect one’s hair from intense heat in summers. Heat, sunshine, and other natural (and not-so-natural) elements can become a real hurdle while taking care of your hair.
Advanced Hair Studio comes to your rescue by providing some tips to save your locks from the damaging effects of the sun in this time of the year. MrSanket Shah, CEO & MD, Advanced Hair Studio India share some of the useful tips to ease your hair woes and keep your scalp and hair healthy in the approaching summer.
- Control shampoo usage
Too much hair cleansing can also cause damage. It is important to choose a shampoo that removes the right amount of oil. Mild and formulated shampoo needs to be used for daily use.
- Let it loose
Summersdemand of making a ponytail and throwing your hair back without protecting the scalp, however pulling it too tight can cause hair to break. Also pulling your hair back when it is wet is even more damaging. Aim for loose buns and ponytails, and let your hair down before going to sleep at night. We can also alternate the style each day as per the day’s convenience – we can either tie it low one day, high another or to the side the next. That way, we’re not always stressing the same strands.
- Wear a hat
It is one of the best ways to protect your hair from the sun’s rays. You could also opt for a scarf, a wide-brim floppy hat or a cowboy hat. Keep in mind that the sun can shine through certain straw hats, so it’s still smart to wear a protective product underneath.
- Frizz-free hair
Protection starts in the shower. When you shower, opt for products that hydrate hair. Make sure products don’t contain harsh sulphates, parabeans or sodium chlorine, which will weigh down your locks. You can also give your hair a healthy boost by massaging coconut oil into your locks at night, and then showering in the morning.
- Swimming damage
Swim with pre-dampened hair. This may sound odd, but spray your hair with water before jumping into the pool. By dampening your hair, you are giving your porous hair an opportunity to soak up non-chlorinated water first. Then when you jump into the pool, it won’t soak up all that chlorine. This protects your hair from some of that excess damage pool water can cause.
- Hair Breakage
Excessive use of hair color or dyes makes the hair dry, rough and fragile. In worst cases, hair can break off entirely. It is advisable to avoid frequent colouring in summers. As a solution apply henna pack twice a month to make hair healthy, glossy and voluminious. It helps bring back the lost health of your hair and repairs damaged locks. Boil water with two tablespoons of dried amla, one teaspoon of black tea and two cloves. Strain the water and add in henna to make a thick paste. Leave overnight or for at least two hours and apply on hair.
- Summer Cool Hair pack
One can use some good home remedies to combat that burning summer. Mix 2tbsp yoghurt, 2egg white, 3-4drops each of Lavender, TeaTree, Eucalyptus oil and 4-5 drops of lemon juice, apply on scalp and hair. Leave it wrapped with a shower cap for 20- 30 mins and wash off with a shampoo. Try this cool pack once in 10 daysto have lustrous clean hair and dandruff free scalp.
If there’s ever a time for shiny, vibrant, luscious hair, it’s summer. Keeping in mind the above tips, we can fight with the scorching heat and make our hair strong and healthy.