Humidity, UV, chlorine, and salt can be killers for your hair in the summer. Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce dryness and root damage and protect your hair from over exposure to the sun.
- Use a scalp and hair protection spray: An SPF-loaded product will protect your hair and scalp from sun damage.
- Hair masks: There is a wide range available, catering to all hair types. These masks remove product buildup, moisturize, and nourish your hair.
- Trim dead ends: Hair tends to grow more quickly in the summer, so have it cut regularly to discourage splitting.
- Avoid over brushing and shampooing: Try to use your fingertips rather than a brush. It can be just as effective at gently eeking out knots or tangles.
- Wear a hat and stay in the shade: A hat is really helpful because it reduces the impact of the hot sun and UV rays.
- Adopt a heatless hairstyle: Use the summer months as an opportunity to ditch the curling or smoothing heat tools and adopt a heatless summer hairstyle instead. Your hair will thank you and you’ll look rocking by the pool or lazing on the beach.
One final tip is to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will stop those tell-tale signs of dehydration that are the first to show in your scalp, hair, nails, and skin.