Summer heat can make your hair frizzy, flat, and dry. Prolonged sun exposure can lighten the hair, and sometimes, when dealing with artificial hair color, can alter the color to an undesired shade.
So these summers make your hair ready to beat the heat. Let’s learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle.
Tips to keep your scalp health
- Applying apple cider vinegar on your scalp can help to prevent scalp dryness and also control the production of oil on the scalp.
- Avoid chemicals on your hair; it may lead to itchiness of scalp.
- Eat healthy diet to keep your hair and scalp healthy in summers.
- Apply some aloe Vera gel on the scalp and massage for some time. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off
1. Hair serum:
The hair tends to get drier, thinner and more brittle and if you expose your hair to the sun, you need to attend to it more regularly. Do deep conditioning to protect your hair and to retain it smooth and shiny.
Use chemical free aqua based hair serums to moisturize your locks after washing. Always apply hair serum with finger tips and don’t apply it too close to the scalp to avoid oily look.
3. Hair oil:
Make a routine to oil your hair in summers, especially the chemically treated hair. The summer heat and humidity can wreak havoc on the hair and make them brittle and weak. Using natural oils like coconut, almond, olive and avocado helps the hair to be moisturized and protects as well.
3. Hair Wash:
It’s a good idea to wash your hair right after exposure. It will wash away any impurities that could stay on the hair and prevents further sun damage. Washing hair is necessary and need of the time; by washing we do not mean use chemically loaded shampoo. Rinse the hair in the shower with mild and natural cleansers.
Wash your hair twice or thrice a week to retain essential oils. Make sure you oil your hair often too. Wash your hair with warm water (neither too hot and nor too cold) to avoid frizz and damaged hair.
Foods To Eat For Thick And Strong Hair
You hair is made up of protein, therefore it is important to ensure that you have enough protein in your diet. Protein is the building block of hair and eggs are one of the richest natural sources of protein that you should add to your diet.
2. Leafy greens
Deficiency of iron in the body have been linked to cause hair loss. When your body is running low on iron, oxygen and nutrients are not getting transported to the hair roots and follicles adequately which can inhibit growth and make your strands weak. Load up on spinach, broccoli, and kale.
3. Citrus Fruits
Your body requires Vitamin C for iron absorption therefore; you need to add citrus fruits to your diet. Nutritionists recommend that one lime per day is enough to get your daily dose of Vitamin C. Just make yourself a chilled glass of nimbu paani (with honey or a healthy alternative to refined sugar) and you’re sorted. You could also opt for oranges.
4. Nuts and Seeds for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids nourish the hair and support thickening. Since your body cannot produce these healthy fats, you need to derive them from your diet. Almonds and walnuts are really high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Add these foods to your diet and see your hair shine through all the troubles. Try to be friends with herbal products and flaunt your curls this summer with these simple yet effective remedies.
There’s nothing like making the most of what nature has to offer.