Oh, the dreaded and fearful months of scorching summers are here! The months that are filled with tans, cold drinks, cute swimsuits, and possibly some… umm… truck full of summer hair struggles?
We have all been there done that! Faced all that greasy hair from the hot sun, damaged hair from going lighter and from chlorine filled pools.
Now is the time of being natural. Let natural hair rules in the summer! Now is the season to let go of perfect, sleek hairdos and embrace that loose, natural look.
If you’re like us, you know the hair struggles we’re talking about. That’s why we’ve created this summer hair guide outlining some of the most common hair care problems we all face during the hot weather, as well as solutions to combat these issues.
Learn the art of protecting your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle.
Stressing over our hair is so last year. This summer, the only stress we need is over choosing which perfect bathing suit to tan in. *winks*
Keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long using these natural, chemical-free methods. Read on
Don’t over-wash your hair
A common mistake that is committed by us all is that of washing our hair quite often. We think that by washing our hair every day we can get rid of that grease, but, here is where you go wrong. Over washing your hair take all the natural essential oils out from your scalp. Limit washing your hair to just twice or thrice a week and make sure to condition your hair post washing. This would ensure the hair health and avoid losing out on essential oil from the scalp.
Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
We know now is the time of those tightly pulled back runway looks that make you look sleek and classy, a perfect boss-lady a lot may say, but, those aren’t ideal. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat. Instead of those pulled back looks you can opt for a messy lose braid. It is the perfect style that keeps your hair under control minimizing exposure to the sun.
Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush
A common mistake that a lot of us make is to comb our hair right after we have washed them. Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet, since that’s when it’s most susceptible to breaking. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.
Use an egg conditioner
In summer your hair tends to lose all its luster and nourishment. Summer is the time when you must take extra care of your luscious locks. Try using an egg mask. Egg is loaded with proteins and essential minerals like Sulphur that your hair secretly craves for. Harness the goodness of egg by conditioning your hair regularly with egg yolk. Let the egg yolk penetrate deep into your scalp so as to strengthen your follicles from within. I know it will stink a lot, but we have got to do what we got to do!
Stay healthy, eat right
Your hair health is a reflection of your lifestyle and health. Hair care means you need to eat well, get plenty of exercise, drink water, get enough sleep and try to stay positive. Your hair is the first thing that gets noticed about you. A well-maintained head of hair will have other heads turning your way.
Avoid too much heat
The sun is enough for you! It is already putting too much heat on your hair, so avoid the additional heat as much as you can. Go slow on the blow dryer, and if required, wash your hair half an hour earlier so that they get ample time to air-dry. Avoid using the styling iron and curlers and let them be as natural as they can be. So simple, be easy this season.
Now that you’ve read this article, you are equipped to protect your hair from damage during the summers.