As the heat rises, your hair needs protection from several sources. Summer vacations often feature pools and the ocean, and hot, dry climates are problematic for hair. You can have healthy summer hair if you plan and tweak your daily routine. Here are some helpful tips on easy things you can do to protect your hair.
Stop the Split Ends
Trimming damaged ends is one of the easiest ways to get your hair prepped for summer. By shaping and cutting your hair, you’ll avoid a lot of split ends so that the hair will be in good condition and less susceptible to damage. Of course, it’s a good time to think about a new style too, but that basic trim will help significantly.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Your hair is vulnerable to damage from dry climates and the harsh effects of pool chemicals in summer. Be sure to maintain a healthy diet, drink lots of water, and eat protein with salads. Aim for two liters of water each day. Your hair follicles will benefit significantly from being naturally nourished through eating and drinking healthily.
Cover Your Hair
Another way to protect your hair in summer is to cover it. Use a swim cap in the pool to avoid exposure to chlorine. A sunhat will protect you from sunstroke in hot weather and help your hair stay protected. However, some hats can make hair greasy when worn for a long time, so use lighter fabrics and remove them in the shade.
Use a Deep Conditioner
During summer, get in the habit of adding a deep nourishing conditioner to your hair care routine once a week. Conditioning treatments replenish nutrients and protect the follicles from further damage. Hair masks also work well by nourishing the follicles. Conditioning treatments that include shea butter, argan oil, or coconut oil are natural and highly effective at moisturizing.
Have a Scalp Massage
A scalp massage can be done for a few minutes daily, relaxing and protecting your hair follicles. The massaging effect helps improve circulation to the head and hair, which speeds up the transport of essential nutrients to the roots. You’ll also feel relaxed with a short massage.
In summer, protecting your hair as much as possible by staying healthy and hydrated and using conditioners and other protective treatments is essential. If you would like advice on how to keep your hair healthy, contact New U, and we can help. To schedule a free consultation, click here.
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