Taking Care of Your Hair This Summer

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How to Take Care of Your Hair in Summer

We tend to be more active during summer and expose more of ourselves outside, so it’s important to look after your hair as much as your skin.

Get a Hair Cut

Yes, this is perhaps the most obvious suggestion, but if you want a quick and easy way to look after your hair then you should take a trip to your local barbers.  Having less hair obviously means you’ll feel cooler, just like wearing less clothes will make your body feel cooler.

A word of caution, however: it might be tempting to shave all your hair off, but even a little hair will help keep the sun off your scalp. It can even help stop sweat running down and falling into your eyes. So just try to keep it short.

Wash Your Hair Regularly

One quick tip is to wash your hair regularly, preferably every day. Since you go out more often in the summer, you’ll sweat more and your scalp will get dirtier quicker. Also, depending on your hair type, your hair will get greasier or dryer easily. Shampooing and conditioning your hair regularly will help to keep your hair fresh and clean.

Apply Sunscreen to Your Scalp

When people talk about the benefits of sunscreen, they generally overlook the scalp. Even though it’s covered with hair, your scalp is just as much exposed to the sun as your face, arms etc., and is prone to skin cancers. So it’s a good idea to apply a little sunscreen lotion to your scalp before you go out, especially at the crown. Spray sunscreens work really well too and can double up as a styling product. If for any reason you’re unable to apply sunscreen, always wear a hat when you’re outside.

Take Care of Your Hair in the Pool

Summer means keeping active, and the best way to exercise and keep cool is to go for a swim after or before work – or even on a weekend. However, there is a drawback to going to the pool. Pool water contains chlorine which can damage your hair and make it feel like straw. Try filling a spray bottle with water and adding a few drops of leave-in conditioner. Apply the mixture to your hair before you get into the pool. This will help prevent your hair from soaking up the water. There are many leave-in conditioners on the market that are suitable for all hair types and you can use often as you like.