Summer is a beautiful time of the year, it's the time most people go on vacations and engage in relaxing activities. It's the time most people get out of the house and explore. The sun shines bright and beautiful, you can lounge by the beach sipping chilled drinks and having a nice time at a pool party, after spending months cooped up inside avoiding the harsh elements of winter, summer is the time to get outside and stay outside.
The beautiful warm weather creates a conducive environment for lots of outdoor activities. But as much as it's fun being outside, the truth is summer weather can be harsh for your hair and skin, the rays of the sun are not exactly friendly when it comes to your skin and hair. In this article, we'll discuss 5 summer hair problems that can arise because of the weather and how to solve them.
During summer your hair is prone to breakage because the heat of summer can rob your hair of its moisture, making it dry and susceptible to breaking. The UV rays from the sun are what does the damage. Swimming, an activity enjoyed during summer, can also cause hair loss because of the chlorine and other chemicals that are damaging to your hair. Below are some tips to fortify your hair against hair fall during summer.
The summer sun is no friend to your hair, when stepping out into the sun a great way to protect your hair is to cover it. You can wear hats or scarves, you'll be protecting your hair and still remain stylish.
Dehydration is common during summer because of the heat. This is an inside-out approach, when you stay hydrated your scalp and your hair follicles will also be hydrated, staving off breakage that can occur when hair loses moisture.
This is another inside-out approach. Your hair needs nutrients to remain healthy and grow beautifully. Eat enough protein and reduce carbs. Also, watch the junk food you eat because they are filled with carbs and sugars that are not only bad for your hair but also bad for your health.
The main reason summer is bad for your hair is the heat. The main theme of most of the points here is protecting your hair from heat so it doesn't lose its moisture. Avoid heat styling tools during summer, and generally, to protect your hair from damage and problems caused by heat.
The heat of summer encourages the accumulation of grease, dirt, and sebum on the scalp, a very conducive environment for the growth of dandruff-causing bacteria. Below are some things you can do to handle and prevent summer dandruff.
Tea tree oil has powerful antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi on the scalp. Tea tree oil can't be applied directly to your hair. A good mode of application is to work up a foam with your shampoo bar and add a drop of tea tree oil.
Coconut oil has been known to hydrate the scalp, reduce irritation, and prevent fungal growth.
This will help you keep your hair clean, and rid it of grease, oil, and sweat.
Dandruff can stem from bad nutrition, so it's important to eat healthy to keep your hair in great shape and cure/prevent dandruff. An important point is to stay away from sugary products as they can stimulate the sebaceous gland to secrete more oil.
Excessive humidity in summer causes the hair shaft to absorb too much moisture and lose its smoothness. Frizzy hair can be difficult to deal with if you don't have the right information to guide you. Below are some tips that can help you handle frizzy hair.
Avoid shampoos with chemicals that can further aggravate your hair and cause it damage. Our fermented rice water shampoo bar is a great shampoo
Frizzled hair needs to be handled with care. A wide-toothed comb is gentle and won't pull your hair too hard.
Touching your hair too often throughout the day causes friction, which is going to worsen your hair's frizzled condition. You can check this article about frizzy hair to get more information on frizzy hair solutions.
Summer is hot and there is more sweating than in other seasons, so there is a tendency for oil to accumulate on your scalp. An easy remedy for this is to shampoo your hair more often than you normally would. But make sure to use a gentle shampoo that's free of chemicals that could further stress your scalp and hair.
The basic split, the candle, the tree, the fork in the road… all types of split ends, those splits at the end of the hair that start slowly and end up leading to hair breakage and overall hair damage. They are a common problem during summer because the oils secreted by the scalp don't make it to the tip of the hair because of dehydration caused by the heat of summer. Hair also loses moisture because of exposure to the rays of the sun. Listed below are tips on how to prevent and handle split ends.
- Don't brush wet hair
- Style and brush gently
- Reduce heat exposure
- Be careful with chemical products
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