Summer is upon us and the sweltering heat is a sure sign of what is yet to come. The exposure to heat can affect your hair and the only way to ensure that your hair stays healthy and oil free is by indulging in a routine that takes proper care of your hair. Not only is your hair prone to thinning, it can also get affected by the excessive heat, if proper care is not taken well in time.
We provide you a couple of summer hair care tips that could go a long way in maintaining your hair quality by ensuring it does not get damaged due to the change in climate.
- PROTECTION FROM CHLORINE
Swimming is an activity that we indulge in more often as the climate changes and it gets hotter and even though it is extremely beneficial to your health, swimming can have an impact on your hair. The chlorine in pools can be extremely disastrous for your scalp as it causes your hair to become dry and brittle. The easiest way to protect your hair from harmful effects of chlorine is to wet your hair with clean water and apply a mild conditioner before you step in into a pool. Alternatively you can also wear a swimming cap.
- REDUCE EXPOSURE TO HEAT
An important hair care tip is to reduce your exposure to heat. Not just from the rays of the sun but also from heating instruments. Avoid using a hair dryer and let your hair dry naturally. It might lead to spending more time waiting for your hair to dry but it will prove to be beneficial in the long run and also prevent your hair from becoming rough. If you wish to use a dryer, make sure you use a low heat setting.
- STOP OVER WASHING
Washing your hair once with the right shampoo is more than enough. Shampooing twice is not required on a daily basis, unless you feel your hair is excessively oily. Another common mistake made my most men is washing hair too often. Over washing will lead to draining out the natural essential oil present in the scalp.
- LOSE THE COMB-OVER
Especially, if your hair is thinning, the comb-over is the last thing you should go for. Get a haircut that suits the thinning look. Keeping it shorter at the sides and longer on top is a good idea too, as it draws attention away from the thinning areas. Using a good quality hair pack for summer is also a great idea to promote hair growth and maintain the quality.
- INVEST IN GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS
Another important contributor towards maintaining your hair perfectly is ensuring that you have invested in good quality products. Using a horde of different products to perfect your hairstyle means the products you use have to be well researched, good quality ones that actually impact your hair in more ways than one. Replacing these by cheaper substitutes should be avoided at all costs. Figure out what works for your hair type and take advice on the kind of grooming your face needs before you invest in a bunch of products. Choose wisely and use smartly.