Think of sweating even doing the small doing the small stuff. This is summer for you.
The sweltering heat of summer sure drives many of us to exhaustion. It is also one of the primary triggers of various health issues and concerns- this is what that draws everyone to consulting the doctor.
What may, perhaps, not draw as much as much attention is the deleterious effects of summer on our scalp and hair.
The most obvious aspect of our body that is exposed to the hot summer sun’s powerful (UV) rays is our hair. Blame it on one’s occupation, or frenzied lifestyle, or think of what you may, the reality is the scorching heat of the sun often upsets the ‘applecart’ of our hair cuticles.
The result is dry, drab, brittle or frizzy hair and split ends.
Although the sun cannot actually ‘burn’ our hair, it can certainly affect its natural protective layer. Studies suggest that 3-4 days of protracted exposure to the sun would be enough to effect the scale-like cells covering the hair shaft to peel off. Thai is what makes our hair dry, dull and also fragile.
High levels of humidity, the bugbear of summer, also damage hair- humidity causes hair strands to stretch, while making them brittle.
- Shampoo; The heat of summer tends to wear out your hair’s protective oils. Choose that has natural active ingredients with minimal lather- this helps to minimize drying of hair. Combat loss of moisturizer. Apply a natural conditioner after every hair wash, or whenever you wet your hair.
- Protect; The sizzling wind that blows hot can wobble your hair. Wear a hat or carry an umbrella whenever you step out in the sun. Also, try and give your hair a break from the hair dryer during the summer months. If at all you would want to use the hair dryer, switch on a cool blow. Make sure to also keep the hair dryer at least six inches away from hair.
- Treat Dandruff; Dandruff and excess oil on the scalp in summer are notable concerns. A daily hair wash with a mild, natural anti-dandruff shampoo, and a dab of olive oil, would be helpful to maintain healthy, natural hair.
- Swimming; Swimming may give immense relief from the scorching heat of the sun in summer, but the chlorine in swimming pools is damaging to hair. Wear a rubber cap, when you are in the pool. Wash your hair with tap water, soon after swimming.
- Nutrition, Drink adequate water; At least one-and- a half to two liters-everyday. This will help to flush out toxins. Diet is just as important- incorporate a good intake of soy and sprouts into your eating regimen. This is wholesome nourishment for your body and also for the ‘soul’ of your hair.
Summer need not be a hairy distress, or a season of unease- it can be a breeze, provided one incorporates the above tips and makes them a regular habit.
Many of us love to get wet in the rain. Rains are fun, But , they can also spoil our fun, or cause’ flooded’ disruption to life.
Rains can rob your hair, your beauty emblem of its gloss, not to speak of undermining even the most ideal ‘makeover’ into a dampened disaster. Constant care is, therefore, just as much required, like any other time of the year.
Dandruff and hair fall are common maladies during monsoon. You may think it is futile to set, style, and reinvent your hairstyle, during the rains. This is not good idea. It certainly makes sense to avoid that flat, damp or frizzy look, during the rainy season.
When the cold winter waft blows on your face, you feel refreshed – more so, after ‘sweating it out’ over months of warm, humid weather.
However, the ‘downside’ is winter affects your hair and skin just as much as summer does- the fallout is a rough, itchy hair texture.
Your hair needs special care in winter.
Top 5 Tips For Hair Care In Winter
- Head Massage; As the winter steals away moisture from scalp, it leads to dandruff build- up and weakened hair follicles. Massage your scalp with warm olive oil to keep scalp problems at bay.
- Shampoo Less Often; Do not shampoo frequently as ot deplete the scalp of natural oils. You may shampoo hair twice a week. Use a mild shampoo and no matter how much you like hot water during winter, keep it away from your scalp.
- Serum to the Rescue; Choose a shampoo that has natural active ingredients; apply a serum or leave-in conditioner to lock the moisture in your tresses.
- Put Away the Blow Dryer; Hair gets dry and frizzy easily during winter. Don’t add to its woes by blow drying hair. If you must, use ‘cold blow’ from a ‘safe’ distance
- Prevent Hair Breakage; Hair breakage is common during winter; this can be controlled y using a wide- toothed comb, instead of hair brush. Drinking plenty of water keeps the body adequately hydrated and helps prevent hair breakage.