Summer. It’s coming. Not unlike our faces, our hair can find itself very dry or very oily in the summer–polar opposites that are hard to balance. However, aiming to return moisture to your hair and scalp is not as hard as it sounds. Don’t fear the frizz this summer; simple tips are here to help.
Less is More
A rule of thumb for keeping your hair in line is surprising: less is more. Avoid combing when unnecessary, which will pull at and damage hair. Also avoid washing your hair if you really don’t need it. Washing your hair too much dries your hair out by stripping its natural oils, and will turn a summer shine down to a dull and dry state.
Sulphate-free is the way to go for both shampoo and conditioner. Sulphates pull all the dirt and excess oil out of your hair to clean it, but go several steps too far and pull out natural oils that keep your scalp healthy and itch-free. Any oils that give your hair a dynamic look and feel are gone down the drain. A high-quality salon-grade shampoo and conditioner is strongly recommended, but mid-level brands also make sulphate-free options.
Help your Scalp
Washing, heat, cold, brushing–these things all take a toll on your scalp’s health. Avoid dandruff and feel comfortable and beautiful by giving your scalp some TLC. A common cure for an itchy or dry scalp is to massage a few teaspoons of coconut oil into it. It’s best to do this at night, as the coconut oil can be very apparent when first applied. Natural coconut oil is chemical-free and contains nothing that will strip moisture.
Rub a little sunscreen in your part before you spend time the sun. Though you can’t see any damage occurring, a sunburnt or tanned scalp will produce less healthy hair and cause the appearance of dandruff. Take care and enjoy a summer of luscious hair.