The summer comes with the good, the bad and the ugly. It is a time of fun times, and great weather; however, the bright sun comes with some consequences. Skin care is often propelled during the warmer seasons however skin is not the only potential victim to hot weather and summertime events. Protect your hair and keep those strands healthy this summer by using the following tips for good hair and good vibes.
Use Sun Blocking Products
If sunscreen for the skin protects it from harmful rays, why not use it on hair? Both skin and hair can be damaged by an excessive amount of sun. The sun can cause hair to be dry and brittle and also result in split ends, thinning and discoloration. Use products that will protect your hair from this potential damage.
Though sunscreen for the hair and scalp are not as plentiful as skin sunscreen, products do exist. If you are unable to find one on the market, DIY your way to sun guarded hair. Add a few drops of grapeseed oil and jojoba oil to rose water in an empty spray bottle. Shake well to diffuse the oils with the water and store in the refrigerator. Shake before using, and spray on hair before leaving out to enjoy a day of fun in the sun.
Protect From Chlorine
Swimming is possibly the most popular summer activity. Not only is it fun, it’s also a great way to stay physically fit. If you plan on swimming in a pool that has been treated with chlorine, you will need to take extra steps to prevent chemical damage to your hair. Chlorine, which is used to keep water clear of bacteria, can have adverse effects on hair follicles. Breakage, thinning and even discoloration can occur, especially on color treated hair. You do not have to skip out on aquatic activities to avoid this damage, simply protect your hair before hitting the pool.
An easy way to protect hair from chlorine is by wearing a swim cap. A swim cap is a specially created piece of headgear that allows the wearer to guard their hair from the water. They may not be the most attractive accessory you own, but they will do wondres in preventing adverse affects on hair from chlorine. If a swim cap is not for you, invest in a chlorine blocking product. There are many creams, sprays and serums that will get the job done. Coating the hair with coconut oil before a dip in the pool is also beneficial to preventing chlorine damage.
Hair Care After The Fact
Although not ideal, there will be times where letting your hair down and soaking up some sun will involve both heat and chemical exposure. Developing and maintaining a healthy hair regimen is key for luxurious locks all summer long. The proper shampoos, conditioners
, oils and treatments will guarantee your hair’s ability to withstand summer heat, chlorine and anything else that comes its way.
Creating a hair regimen and following a schedule is perfect for maintain your hair. Make sure to align your hair care routine with your lifestyle. Do not sacrifice either side to excel in the other. This means do not give up healthy hair for fun and freedom nor vice versa. Implement products designed specifically for your hair and its needs. Healthy hair is not rocket science. Shampoo and deep condition directly following an afternoon of swimming. After a long day in the sun, try a hair mask to regain the lost moisture.
Protecting in Style
All of the aforementioned tips mention hair care yet styling is a great way to keep hair healthy as well. Use luxury hair extensions
to give your hair a styling break. The addition of hair extensions does not just add to your style, it also helps keep hair safe. Over-styling can add on to the amount of damage hair faces in the summer months, so less frequenty heat styling is key to maintaining your healthy mane. Instead of manipulating hair daily, try adding floral headbands or big floppy hats. They will add style without the risk for damage.