How to maintain healthy hair in summer
by Shawn Towne
Mar 30 2021
Let's take a look at some daily hair care tips that you can use to keep your hair safe.
The sun will harm your hair in the same way that it affects your skin. Our hair is also affected by saltwater and chlorine. The not-so-pleasant result: Hair that was once glossy and manageable now looks and feels fried just a few weeks into summer.
Summer Hair Tips for a Safe and Beautiful Look
- Begin the summer with a haircut
Split ends will be removed, and your style will be revitalized. You may also need a mid-season haircut. Summertime causes hair to grow more quickly. This is because, in late spring and summer, there are more hairs in the anagen, or rising, stage than in the dead of winter.
- Protect your hair from the sun
Make it a routine to use a UV-filtering hair care product on a regular basis (these can be in spray, gel, or cream formulas). These products help prevent color-treated hair from fading and protect it from sun damage. Wear a wide-brimmed hat if you'll be spending a lot of time outside.
- Make loose, relaxed styles for your hair
A messy braid is great for keeping your hair under control while also limiting sun exposure. Tight hairstyles can cause damage because they pull and tear hair, particularly if it's dry from the summer heat.
- Don't use hot tools
Give your hair a break from blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons at least once or twice a week. Before going to bed, wash your hair and put it up in a bun, braid, or ponytail, according to Papworth. "You'll have a cool beachy wave when you wake up," says the narrator. It's a great weekend look, or dress it up with work-appropriate accessories like a thin headband.
- Instead of using a brush, use a wide-tooth comb
When your hair is wet, stop pushing something through it because it is more vulnerable to splitting. Brushes can tug and tear strands when they snag them, so wide-tooth combs are the most gentle way to untangle hair.