5 Tips to keep your Hair looking Good in the Summers

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.

 

Author Bio

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.

Daytime Makeup Tips to look your Best

Daytime makeup is supposed to be subtle, giving you an all-natural appearance. Heavy and bold makeup does not work well in broad daylight, as it becomes all the more noticeable. The purpose of daytime makeup is essentially to look presentable, rather than fancy or dramatic. This can be done by toning up our natural features and covering slight imperfections, such as freckles, blemishes, dark circle, wrinkles, large pores, personal injuries, and acne. If you want your daytime makeup to make you look prettier, but not gaudy, follow these simple tips:

1. Cleanse your Canvas

Before you start applying makeup to your face in the morning, make sure it mimics a clean slate. Use a gentle cleansing face-wash for best results. You may also use a face scrub or exfoliator once or twice a week after washing your face. This helps cleanse your pores, allowing the skin to breathe and feel fresh. Pat dry your face with a clean towel after you are done.

2. Moisturize

Moisturizing is extremely important before putting on any makeup, as it hydrates the skin and promotes evenness. If your skin is oily, you should use a light moisturizing lotion that is quickly absorbed. Anyone with dry skin should go for a thick moisturizing cream, and those with sensitive skin must choose an organic or unscented one. If your skin is excessively oily and breaks out frequently, you may add a layer of primer instead. If most of your day is spent outside, use a sunscreen lotion to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

3. Application of Foundation

Once your skin is cleansed and moisturized, it is time to start applying the makeup products. Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone, or is not more than two shades lighter. Matte stick foundations are good for oily skin, whereas creamy liquid foundations suit normal to dry skin. Use a small amount of foundation and spread it out evenly with your fingers for a natural finish. If your skin is already smooth and clear, you should go for a BB cream instead. Most BB creams are infused with moisturizing and SPF properties as well.

4. Finishing Touches

If the BB cream or foundation does not effectively cover your imperfections, you may use a concealer of the same tone. However, avoid thick layering and blend it well with the base. Highlighting or contouring is not recommended for the daytime look. You may dab a bit of compact face powder if you need it.

5. Adding Color

Now that your face looks nearly symmetrical and smooth, it is time to add some color to your lips and cheeks. Neutral and light shades are the safest choice for daytime, but you can flaunt bright lip colors as well. A hint of baby pink blush-on along the cheekbones works best for individuals with pale or ivory skin. Rust or light crimson is good on live skin, whereas plum or tangerine looks great on dark skin. You can be more daring with lip colors, though you can never go wrong with dainty pink or peach.

6. Defining the Eyes

Eye makeup is optional for the daytime look, but emphasizing the best part of your face works wonders. Apply some eyeliner and mascara to make your eyes pop out and dazzle your peers. If you are using a black pigment, avoid heavy application. People with pale skin and blonde hair are advised to use a medium brown shade. Eye shadow and artificial lashes should be reserved for a formal evening event, as they oppose the all-natural daytime persona.

 

Author Bio

John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who creates content focused on healthcare and personal well-being. He encourages readers to improve their quality of life by incorporating positive thoughts and actions. Blogging about personal opinions and life experiences makes him happy, and he is always open to constructive criticism.