Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Most people will be dipping in swimming pools to beat the heat or firing up the BBQ. These are fun activities. However, we all know that spending a lot of time under the sun can wreak havoc on your hair and skin.
Listed below are some tips on how to take care of your hair in summer. Use these tips to keep your hair healthy, shiny and beautiful throughout the warm weather.
Avoid hot tools
The summer heat is harsh enough on your hair. Avoid further damage by limiting the use of heat styling tools. Try to wake up at least half an hour early in the morning, so you have ample time to dry and fix your hair. Find creative ways to style your hair without the use of these hot tools.
Condition, condition, condition
During this time of the year, our hair tends to get dry. As such, it is best to condition your hair every time you wash it. Some of you might be tempted to skip the conditioner, thinking it will lead to greasy scalp and hair, but don’t. Your hair is in need of moisture to keep it healthy and gorgeous looking. It is also a good idea to use deep conditioning treatment once a week. With regular use, this will leave your hair soft, silky and manageable.
Protect your hair from the sun
During the summer months, the temperatures can rise up to 100 degrees. Not only is it harmful to your skin, but on your hair as well. If you are going outdoors, we highly recommend that you wear a cap, hat or a scarf. This will keep your hair protected from the sun’s harmful rays. This is especially important if you are planning to stay outdoors for an extended period of time.
Your hair is a reflection of your health. You need to feed your body with all the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your hair healthy. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, meat and fish. Avoid processed and sugary foods as much as possible. Don’t forget to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This will keep your hair hydrated. Plus, it will help flush out toxins from your body.