During the summer months, it is normal to feel healthier, more active, and in a better mood! After all, the sunshine, healthy fruits and vegetables, and a more outdoorsy lifestyle can work their magic in just a few weeks. But while you might feel great overall, the summer heat, as well as sea salt, pool chlorine, and UV rays can take a toll on your hair health.
So, how can you make the most of the months ahead without having to worry about your hair’s look and feel? Get started with the simple summer hair care tips below.
This Is the Best Time for a Trim!
A great way to maintain your hair’s health during the summer months is to start on the right foot. Getting a haircut at the end of spring can help you get started with a clean (and healthy!) canvas, which will be much easier to maintain and care for.
Are you worried about losing some length? Don’t be! During the summer months, your hair is likely to grow a little faster. What’s more, because of the high levels of Vitamin D you are exposed to, your hair will naturally feel stronger and fuller. And, while your hair is growing back, you can enjoy shorter hairstyles that are much easier to handle in the summer heat!
Keep Your Hair Safe From Harmful UV Rays
Just like your skin, your hair is exposed to the damage caused by UV rays. During the summer months, these harmful rays are at their strongest, and can easily cause your hair to start looking frizzy, dry, and unhealthy in just a few months.
That is why you should consider covering up using scarves, hats, or bandanas. And, don’t forget to apply a suitable sunscreen product that can provide protection from sun rays! If you are unsure about the best products for your hair type, consider asking a specialised hairstylist.
Replenish Nutrients With the Right Shampoo
Over the summer months, it is easy for your hair to start looking dry and frizzy. While this is because of a combination of several factors, there is a lot that you can do to reestablish your hair’s natural look and health. A great way to do so is to find a moisturiser shampoo that can give back to your hair the right levels of moisture and nutrients. And, make sure to never skip the conditioning phase!
Once a week, consider treating your hair to a hair mask – even a natural one made with aloe vera and coconut oil if you prefer handmade products!
Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Your lifestyle has a great impact on your hair health. Firstly, the food you eat and the diet you follow can make your hair appear healthier and fuller. For example, a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and legumes will support hair growth and strength.
What’s more, a lack of essential nutrients – like vitamins A, B, C, D, and E and minerals like zinc and iron can lead to unhealthy hair and even hair loss!
Find a Medical Treatment for Hair Loss
Hair loss is one of the most common hair problems. But just because many people suffer from this condition, it doesn’t mean that it is any easier to see your hair thinning or falling off.
Luckily, there is a lot that you can do to limit the effects of hair loss and find the right treatment for your needs. For example, therapies like hair loss tablets can help you stop your hair from thinning and offer your scalp the nutrients needed to support regrowth and strength.
Consider talking to your hair care provider as soon as you notice hair loss – and don’t wait until the damage is irreversible!
Opt for a Natural Look
Natural hairstyles like beach waves and loose braids can help you take the best care of your hair during the summer months. These hairstyles are not only a great option to protect your hair from the harmful effects of sun rays, but they can also offer you that great sophisticated look that is perfect to go from the beach to the restaurant!
If you are unsure about the best hairstyle for your hair and face, an image consultant can guide you in the choice. However, as a general rule, the less you use your hair styling tools and heat the better! Just letting your hair air dry after a quick rinse can help you avoid additional damage to the strands. And, give you a perfect summer look!
Image Credits: Tim Mossholder