3 Fabulous Summer Hair Care Tips to Adopt Now
As the weather warms and the sun shines a bit brighter, for many of us our first thought is sunscreen. We’ve been educated on the harsh side effects of constant sun exposure on our skin – but what about our hair? Did you know that, excessive sun exposure is the most frequent cause of hair shaft's structural impairment? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), photochemical impairment of the hair includes degradation and loss of hair proteins as well as damage to hair pigment. Luckily, there are a handful of all-natural, easy-to-follow tips to prevent damage to your scalp and locks; check out our favorites as you prep for the Spring and Summer months:
Wash you hair immediately after excessive exposure. Whether it was a simple, quick dip in the pool or you spent a long day at the beach, washing your hair right away is one of the best things you can do to prevent further damage to your hair. Washing your hair helps to eliminate further UV damage while ridding your locks of any impurities. With that said, washing your hair doesn’t necessarily mean loading up on shampoo – cutting back on shampoo during the warmer months is actually recommended! Using less shampoo, or switching to an all-natural, chemical-free solution, will actually allow your scalp’s natural oil production to re-balance itself. This is especially vital for natural moisture during summer weather.
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- Keep it loose and protected. You may not realize it, but how you wear your hair matter too. Extended heat from straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers add to the damage already created by the sun. Not to mention that tight twists and extensive up-dos can cause brittle, dry hair to break. Your best bet – loose and flow-y. Try a gentle braid or low, relaxed bun. It’s also recommended, for days where you’ll be outside for extra sun-soaked hours, that you protect your scalp with a hat or scarf.
- When in doubt, deep condition. For those of you who have ever doubted the idea that adding oil to your hair can actually be beneficial…meet your new secret weapon. Celadon Road Certified Organic Hair Oil features a near-miraculous combination of almond, jojoba, argan, citrus and other essential oils and is designed to slow hair loss, thinning and even greying, thanks to powerful antioxidants that also encourage new cells and strengthen hair to reduce breakage as it grows. Use it as a hot oil treatment, an overnight hair mask, or a smoothing serum.
- Kimberly Cornwell