Essential Tips for Healthy Summer Hair
Natural hair rules in the summer! However, summer can bring a few challenges to our hair. Summer heat can damage our locks, give us very oily scalps, and even turn our hair green when in contact with chlorine (yes, this can actually happen). Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity this summer:
1. Cover Up!
Use a hat or scarf to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects color-treated hair.
2. Limit Chlorine Exposure
Ever see that green hair swimmers get after too much exposure to chlorine? It helps to get your hair wet before entering the water because then it won't absorb as much chlorine. After the swim, rinse the hair with some apple cider vinegar and water to limit further chlorine damage.
3. Give your Hair a Treatment
Hair gets ruined and damaged from all the salt water and sun exposure because heat and sun oxidize our hair color, leaving our beautiful hair dry. Hair treatments can help revitalize and rehydrate our hair, bringing it back to life.
4. Wash Less Often
Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil. A great DIY treatment to control oil secretion in your scalp, is to mix 2-3 tbsp of coconut water with the juice of one lemon. Apply the mixture to your scalp and massage it for 5 minutes before rinsing it with cold water. For best results, do this as a weekly treatment.
5. Reduce the Heat
Try to blow-dry your hair as little as possible. It is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that frizz stand out more.
6. Drink More Water
Drinking more water not only is it indispensable for your body and mind, but it also does wonders to your hair! Water will always hydrate your hair and scalp. In addition to drinking 2-3 liters of water a day, make sure that you are eating delicious healthy foods that are boosting hair growth.
7. Use a wide-tooth comb
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.
Have you tried any of these tips? Let us know what has worked for you the most. We love sharing with you and hearing your feedback.
Wishing you a lovely summer and healthy beautiful hair!