Summer is around the corner. This marks the time for fun, traveling and vacations. This is also the time the sun peaks and shows its full power on both our skin and hair.
The bad news is that the harmful rays of the sun can be quite detrimental to our hair. While we enjoy our trips outdoors, we should also be mindful of protecting our hair against excess sun exposure.
Broken hair, split ends, hair fall and sticky hair are some of the side effects of sun exposure. The solution is not to cut your hair, but take extra care to protect your beautiful hair this summer.
Well, the good news is you can save your hair and beat the heat by just following a few simple tips. You can then flaunt your hair and not have a bad hair day ever. Scroll down to read what keeps your hair safe from the bad eyes of the sun.
- What does the sun do to your hair?
- Tips for summer hair care
- Hairtelligent® range from UnbottleCo
Without further ado, let us jump into the topic of why the sun is bad for your hair.
Why is the Sun an Enemy for Your hair?
It is interesting how we are told to stand under the sun to get our daily dose of Vitamin D, but are not informed about the damaging effects the sun can have on our hair and skin — especially during the peak sun hours.
If our hair is exposed to the sun for a long time, its rays can penetrate the hair shaft at the roots and cause damage to both the hair structure and hair protein. The protein in our hair is what gives it the shine and elasticity. Naturally, lack of protein can make the hair look dull, more brittle and coarse.
The ultraviolet rays of the sun (UV) can cause serious damage to the outside cover of our hair strands called cuticles, making it thin, frizzy and fragile. Plus, it can cause hair fall by triggering the production of the compound superoxide, which leads to shedding of hair follicles. This is why most people experience hair loss when their scalp is burned.
Now, let us look at ways of protecting our hair this summer.
Hair Care Tips: Summer Edition
One of the easiest tips for summer hair care is to cover up and protect the hair when under the sun. You can do this by wearing a shawl or cap on your head. This will shield you not only from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, but also from pollution, dust and dirt. UV rays are dangerous enemies for our hair, as they can cause severe damage and take away its natural shine. There is so much styling you can do with scarfs to keep the chic look while protecting your hair. It is a win-win situation!
Wash your hair less frequently
As a part of your hair care routine for summer, remember not to wash your hair repeatedly. Frequent washing can reduce the oil content that is needed for hair growth. If you wash your hair too often, it can make the hair fragile and prone to damage — thus causing hairfall. With summer already a damage risk for your hair, why make it more vulnerable?
Avoid blow drying
Whether it's summer or winter, it is always better to avoid blow drying your hair after a shower. Blow drying or styling using heat can cause severe damage to your hair, which can sometimes go beyond repair. One should avoid these as much as possible and opt for natural styling instead. Even if you use a hairdryer, always set it at moderate temperature and don't keep it too close to your hair.
Chop off those split ends
In summer make sure to trim your hair and get rid of the unwanted split ends. This will help keep your hair neat and manageable without getting tangled. This need not be reserved only for summers, as trimming is always good for the hair. It keeps the hair hygienic and smooth. It is not necessary to cut off a lot of hair, just trimming the ends will be more than enough. Not to mention trimming also promotes new and healthy hair growth.
Sunscreen for your hair
Did you know of this hack? Sunscreens are not only meant for the skin. Your hair too needs protection from the sun. So, go ahead, and apply some sunscreen to your hair too! When you apply sunscreen to your face, take some and mildly pat it over your hair. This works wonders when your shawl doesn’t help. Shh.. let it be kept a secret.
Summer hair care is incomplete without hydration. We have been constantly told to keep ourselves hydrated to beat the heat of the summer. Not only our body, but our hair too needs water to maintain its moisture content. This is the secret to keeping your hair naturally shiny. Drinking water also keeps various hair-related problems at bay. Your body cools down if you consume sufficient amounts of water to replace water loss through sweat. This leads to having healthy and nourished hair, free from hair fall and other damages.
Diet is the key
In order to get healthy hair in summer, don’t forget to eat sufficient amounts of fruits and veggies. Avoid junk and oily food as much as possible — what you eat is exactly what your body shows! To have healthy, nourished and voluminous hair and strong scalp, include foods that contain Vitamin A and C.
Besides following these hair care tips, it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle overall. This includes eating right, exercising and avoiding stress. A good hair care routine is key to having healthy and shiny hair. This includes choosing the right products for our hair. Go for organic products free of harsh chemicals that have ingredients to nourish your hair — just like the UnbottleCo hairtelligent products, which are proven to fight hair fall, dandruff, and smoothen hair.
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