It’s only been a few weeks since we entered summer, and we can bet most of us are already dealing with unmanageable, frizzy, dry & damaged, or greasy hair.
Harmful UV rays coupled with the rising temperatures can not only damage your skin, but also your hair.
Want to keep sun-damaged hair at bay? Scroll down to read a few summer hair care tips to protect your hair from heat damage this summer!
How Does Hot Summer Weather Damage Hair?
Here are a few signs of sun-damaged hair in summer:
The high temperatures in summer can trigger the overproduction of sebum on your scalp, especially if you have an oily scalp. To make matters worse, you also deal with excessive sweating in the hot and humid weather. Add some air pollutants, and your hair appears dirty and greasy.
And if you do not take care of the excessive sweat and let it dry out on your scalp, it will clog your hair follicles and might even result in bacterial infections.
Dry & Damaged Hair
Sounds contradictory? How can summer result in greasy hair and dryness at the same time?
Well, while the overproduction of sebum and sweating can result in greasy hair, the sun’s heat can also end up drying your hair. Overexposure to UVA and UVB rays can suck all the moisture out of your hair, leaving it dry and more prone to breakage.
Dryness in hair brings along another uninvited guest – frizziness!
Dry hair soaks up more moisture from the humid air in summer and swells up, which results in the splitting of hair cuticles and makes your hair frizzy and unmanageable.
How to Prevent Sun Damaged Hair
Not sure how to protect hair in the hot & humid weather in summer? The summer hair care tips given below will help!
Use sunscreen for hair #SPFyourBFF
Let’s start the list with one of the most significant summer hair care tips!
Sunscreens are necessary not just for your skin, but also for your hair. When going out in the sun, make sure you apply a sunscreen. It will protect your scalp from sun damage and help lower the risk of skin cancer.
Aroma Magic Sunlite Spray with SPF 30++ is a mineral-based sunscreen that can be used for your skin as well as your hair. To use it as a hair sun protection spray, keep it a slight distance from yourself and spray it on your hair.
Cover your head with a scarf or hat when going out, and give your hair extra protection from UV damage. Doing this will also help retain moisture in your hair and protect it from potential damage caused by the winds.
While using UV protection & covering your hair will help prevent sun damage, it is best to avoid sun exposure when it's the most intense, between 11 am and 3 pm.
Maintain a regular hair washing routine
Since your scalp & hair can easily get greasy in summer, you should wash them regularly to keep them clean. But washing your hair too often can also strip your hair of its natural oils and end up drying it.
You can start by washing your hair three times a week, figure out if it works for you, and then tweak your hair washing routine accordingly.
Also, make sure you use natural hair care products. If you have an oily scalp, we recommend including Aroma Magic Oil Balancing Shampoo in your hair routine, whereas our Moisture Boost Shampoo is one of the best products for dry scalp.
Don’t forget to condition your hair after shampooing!
Reduce the use of heat styling equipment
Although using heat styling tools like blow dryers and straighteners can damage your hair in any season, using these tools in summer causes the most hair damage.
While your hair already gets exposed to the intense heat of the summer sun, resulting in dry and brittle hair, using heat styling tools only adds to the damage.
Fight the frizz
Frizzy hair in summer?
Include Aroma Magic Hair Serum in your hair routine! This aromatherapy-based serum contains Jojoba oil that hydrates your hair and keeps it soft. It is an amazing product for frizz-free, shiny, and bouncy hair.
Follow the summer hair care tips given in this blog to protect your hair from sun damage and keep it healthy in summer. And don’t forget to eat a healthy diet and consume enough fluids to keep your body, skin, and hair hydrated in the hot weather.
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