Your hair tends to behave abnormally during the hot summer months. There are the scorching heat of the sun, the humidity and the sticky sweat accumulating on your scalp to bother you day in and day out. The perspiration, grime, oil and dirt together turn into a deadly combination that becomes fatal to your hair health. Hence, taking good care of your hair and scalp during the summers becomes all the more important. Keep your hair healthy and happy by resorting to natural and chemical-free treatments this summer!
Protect your hair: When you are going out in the scorching heat of the sun, cover your hair with a hat or a soft scarf. This helps to protect your hair.
Go for comfortable hairstyle: Opt for comfortable hair styles. Shun those tight hairdos to prevent tearing of the precious strands that crown your head. Try out messy braids instead!
Opt for homemade shampoo: It is best if you could skip those chemical-based shampoos available in the market and prepare your own Reetha hair and scalp cleanser at home. Homemade shampoos can be used every alternate day to cleanse hair and scalp of grime and sweat. At the same time, these shampoos do not strip your hair of natural oils.
Deep conditioning: Condition your hair with a concoction of a tablespoon of olive oil, three tablespoons of curd, two tablespoons of honey and an egg. Apply the hair mask liberally on your hair and wait for thirty minutes. Wash off with a homemade shampoo and rinse thoroughly. Condition your hair with the mask once every week and get healthy hair. This will prevent your hair turning dull and lifeless during the hot summer days. Use ACV hair rinse to purify your scalp and avoid product build up.
Keep your scalp oil-free: Hair and scalp tends to become extremely oily during summers. Using ACV rinse or lemon rinse for hair is extremely beneficial because it will help in keeping the oil in check. Apply freshly extracted Aloe Vera gel on scalp as it helps soak excess oil and soothes the scalp too!
Sunscreen for your hair: Who said that sunscreen can be there only for your skin? Well, you need to protect your hair too. Use green tea rinse while you take a quick shower before going outdoors. This acts as a natural sunscreen. Opt for a nourishing henna conditioning pack once every week. Henna pack not only absorbs excess oil from scalp but it also acts as a sunscreen agent. If hair feels dry after using henna pack, rub a few drops of sesame oil on a wide-toothed comb and comb your hair with it. You can also add sunflower in your very own homemade hair care recipe because sunflower is a natural UV protection factor. You may also pick hair products with SPF readily available in the market.
Be gentle to your hair: Try to do away with blow-dryers and flat irons. Go natural with your hair this summer to prevent environmental damage. You would do well if you can go for wide-toothed combs instead of hair brushes. Be gentle and avoid brushing your hair when it is wet.
Drink plenty of water as you continue taking good care of your hair. If proper care is not taken during summer, you can end up losing many of those precious strands off your head!