We all experience different hair problems during the summer, depending upon our hair type and the climate of our location. Dry and scorching summers can leave hair arid, dull, and brittle. Hot and humid summers can cause frizz, dampness, or limp hair. Winning a streak of good hair days in summers is usually a lot harder in contrast to winters. Hair seem to tangle too much, stick to your scalp, develop an undesirable volume, or just come in the way. Luckily, a little summer hair care can reverse the damage and allow your hair to look picture perfect any day. Here’s what you need to do to prevent your summer photos from looking like mug shots after committing a criminal offense:
1. Get a Trim or Short Haircut
Get rid of your split ends before making a splash with your summer hairstyles. If your hair has grown out more than you can manage, chop it off. Short haircuts are ideal for the summers, and a great way to transform your look for the season. You can also dye your hair a vibrant color, go full rainbow, or get beachy highlights. Short hair won’t come in the way or weigh you down when you are dripping sweat. Perhaps it is time to rock a swoopy bob, pixie cut, or a mullet if you dare.
2. Less Washing, More Conditioning
The scalp and hair tend to get greasy faster in the summers, especially if your hair is very thin/fine. You may have the urge to shampoo them every day, which is a practice that promotes hair damage. Commercial shampoos contain chemicals that strip the hair of its natural oils; hence, daily application is seriously bad. You must allow a 48-hour gap between washes and condition your hair after every wash. This helps lock moisture in your hair and restore life to it.
3. Say ‘No’ to Heat Styling Appliances
The natural heat of the summers is sufficient to dehydrate your hair, so avoid blow drying it. Hair dryers will only remove more moisture from your hair and make it look like a poofy mess. Use of hair straighteners and curling irons should be minimized as well. The artificial heat can further damage your hair, and humidity won’t let the styling hold for long. Make the best of your natural hair texture and stick to casual hairstyles.
4. Sun Protection
Heat and UV rays from the sun does not only damage your skin, i.e. you hair also need sunscreen. You can always cover up with summer hats and scarfs, or use a UV protection hair product. There are a variety of hair sunscreen mists, serums, and oils to choose from. You can also apply a leave-in conditioner with SPF.
5. Opt for Relaxed Updos
Letting your hair hang down is not so comfortable in the hot and humid summer months, especially if you prefer to keep it lengthy. Going for hairstyles that keep your hair pulled tight are not recommended
either. Tightly fastened ponytails and braids can make hair more brittle or cause dampness that promotes itching and unpleasant odor. Relaxed updos like messy buns and loose braids allow hair to breathe and generate awesome summer vibes.
John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who creates content focused on food and fashion. He believes that wholesome cuisines and stylish dressing are the secrets to a happy life. He cannot stress enough that looking good translates to feeling good. John is rather adventurous for his love for food, always eager to try exotic dishes in strange places and then recreate them (with a twist) at home.