Come summer and it’s time for summer hair care. The harsh sun can irritate your scalp resulting in damaged roots of the hair. Plus, product residue along with dust particles can lead to split ends, dandruff and increased hair fall. Here are Be For Beauty’s 5 quick summer hair tips that can’t go wrong: they are classic, apply to all hair types and help you maintain a consistent hair care regime.
1. Trim your hair every 2 months.
Winters are apt to grow out your bangs as well as your ends. Come summer, it’s great to cut your hair. As someone who has had long hair for as long as I can remember, your hair becomes thinner and is prone to breakage. So make sure you trim your hair at the very least (2-3 inches would be healthy). If you’re wondering about hair trends, then keep reading.
2. Choose a hair trend that suits the natural texture of your hair.
Hair trends will come and go and there’s one basic rule to them all: choose a hair trend that suits and celebrates your natural hair texture: so be it curly, straight or wavy–opt for a haircut that supports this. Long bobs, baby bangs and fringes are very much in, so flirt with what suits your face and liking. If you usually have no time in the morning, I suggest sport a medium long or short length hairstyle that doesn’t require much styling.
3. Use a clarifying shampoo if you wash your hair daily.
The biggest mistake we all do in summers trying to cure our hair of all the problems is over treating and over washing our hair. This can make your hair drier and cause further damage. If you want to wash your hair, buy a daily/clarifying shampoo. Take a small amount and massage it well on your scalp for about a minute or so. Make sure your scalp has gotten rid of all residue.
Add baking soda to a tablespoon of shampoo and mix it well. Apply it and shampoo as usual. Your hair will be cleaner, lighter and have more movement.
4. Don’t skip natural conditioners as at-home hair conditioners.
Apply a conditioner at least once a week with all the shampooing that you do. You don’t have to use the same conditioner you use in winter. Just apply it on the mid-length towards the ends–avoiding your scalp altogether. Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar diluted in water also works as a natural conditioner for your hair.
4. Sunproof your hair:
If you have coloured hair, you must take extra care because chemically treated hair is more prone to sun damage. Do the basics by grabbing a hat or a scarf before you head out. If you’re spending time chilling in the pool or on the beach, use a hair sunscreen. If you experience excessive irritation, use aloe vera!