Summer is here and so are the vacations too. Summer brings in the heat but also loads of excitement and fun for the family. Amidst the family vacations, don’t forget to take care of yourselves from the scorching heat.
Throughout the summer, two things are constants – sunshine & sweat. These are the ones that damage your scalp and healthy, bouncy, shiny tresses. The heat can damage our scalp and hair just as the skin. So, just as we protect our skin from the sun, we need to protect and take good care of our locks as well. Another activity which people are fond of during summers is swimming, that too damages your hair. Therefore, chlorinated pool water, overexposure to the sun, sweat damages your hair.
Are you thinking why should you protect your locks from the sun?
- Your hair may turn limp and lifeless.
- Hair problems can arise such as dandruff, split ends, thinning of hair and hair loss.
- Your scalp gets damaged too, causing dryness, sunburns, dryness.
- Hair follicles are similar to skin cells, hence get affected by overexposure to the sun.
“Unique Hair Will Make You Stare”
Do you want to know how to protect your tresses from the sunrays?
This summer, we bring you tips and ways to keep your hair healthy. Learn what are the ways to protect your fringes from sun, heat and humidity.
1. Use a hair mask
Before getting into the pool, apply a hair mask or deep conditioner. The best solution to protect hair from the sun is by wearing hats, bandanas or headscarves. You can use an ayurvedic hair spa by Amrutam too.
2. Trim regularly
Hair grows faster during the summers than winters. So, first thing go and get a hair cut or just trim the ends. Get rid of the split ends, dry, frizzy hair and refresh your hairstyle. This is the best trick to keep your hair healthy during summers.
3. Wash your hair with cold water first
Always rinse your hair with cold water after you shampoo to get a shiny hair. This also aids in closing the hair cuticle and allow the hair to reflect more light, which results in shiny and lustrous hair. Another method is to use 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water and rinse hair with it. Apple cider vinegar gently exfoliates your hair by removing dead skin from the scalp.
Use a good moisturizing shampoo and a good conditioner. Always condition after every hair wash to rehydrate and moisturize it well. Use a natural, herbal shampoo that is safe and nourishes the scalp & hair. Check out Amrutam’s Kuntal Care Herbal Shampoo.
5. Don’t brush too much
Reduce combing and brushing your hair quite frequently as it damages your hair.
6. Reduce heat
Skip the hot hair styling tools like blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons. Also, spending a too long time at the beach or pool also counts to applying heat to your hair. Give your hair a break. Wash your hair at night and tie it into a braid or ponytail before going to bed. Let your hair air dry after hair wash.
7. Limit chlorine damage
Apply conditioner or drench your hair with clean water completely, this way it won’t absorb much of the chemicals in the pool. Rinse your hair after a swim.
8. Use natural oil for sun protection
Massage the scalp regularly to promote blood circulation. Apply hair oil regularly, let it absorb into the follicles and scalp. You can use coconut oil, it gives you soft, shiny hair. Other oils that can be used are jojoba, sesame, olive oil and almond oil. Do try Amrutam’s all natural, ayurvedic Kuntal Hair Care Oil for strengthening and revitalizing hair.
Herbs like Bhringraj, Amla, Triphala, Brahmi, Neem, Reetha, Shikakai are exceptionally good for your locks. Bhringaraj [Eclipta alba] is known for regulating hair colour and preventing greying of hair. Add a few drops of rose oil or sandalwood oil to the water while taking a bath, it will moisturize and soothe the skin. Amrutam presents a completely natural Kuntal Hair Care Basket for healthy, dynamic hair.
Besides these, nutrition is equally important. Eating healthy and serving proper nutrition to your hair is essential. Prefer warm drinks, plain boiled water over cold or carbonated beverages. Include a protein-rich diet daily. Avoid refined sugar & processed foods. Also, check out Amrutam’s authentic ayurvedic formulation Kuntal Care Malt which is a herbal remedy for preventing hair loss and hair care.