Summer is a great time to go outside, let your hair down, and have some fun! Only one problem: the harsh summer heat could be damaging your hair. There are many different ways you could help protect your hair and scalp from even the hottest of summer days.
Tip 1: Cover up your hair!
Many people like to show off their luscious locks during the summer months, but the sun’s rays may be damaging your hair. Your hair may become dry and brittle after long periods of time being hit by the sun’s rays. Many of you will still want to go outside for hours and relax in the sun, but don’t be afraid to wear a stylish hat, bandana, or any other type of headwear to keep your scalp protected. When you’re tanning in the sun use an umbrella as a shield for your hair from the sun’s rays.
Tip 2: Shampoo more often
Keeping your hair clean during the summer months is essential to keeping your hair in tip top shape. Heat tends to make your hair become oilier so it’s important to shampoo as frequently as possible during the strongest heat waves of summer. A shampoo with SPF protection would be a wise choice as it would also help protect your hair from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Tip 3: Brush your hair
It’s important that you always brush your hair during these harsh months. Brushing your hair opens up the pores and increases the blood flow to the roots of your hair. Do not brush your hair when it’s wet and be mindful of over brushing as this may cause damage to your roots as well as split ends.
Tip 4: Don’t bleach your hair
The summer months are a bad time to dye and bleach your hair. Your hair tends to be naturally more brittle in the hot summer months so it’s best to stay away from strong chemical processing procedures such as bleaching and dyes.
Tip 5: Protect your hair from chlorine
At some point during your summer adventures you are more than likely to go swimming in a pool. It’s best to be prepared for this because too much chlorine may be damaging to your hair. Two precautions that may help prevent damage from chlorine are to use leave-in conditioners before entering the pool or wet your hair with tap water before entering the pool. Wetting your hair with tap water will limit the amount of chlorine that gets into your hair and scalp.
Keep in mind, if you’re experiencing hair loss, never self-diagnose. The best thing you can do is come in and see a hair expert.
If you’re interested in discussing more of this with a hair expert, call New England Associates®. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss and making the right choice to solve it matters. We encourage you to take the time and review your options. Then come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.
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