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Some Easy Tips to Protect Hair from Heat, Humidity and Pollution in Summer

by Shirley Johanna on May 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Some Easy Tips to Protect Hair from Heat, Humidity and Pollution in Summer
Ultraviolet rays cause damage to your hair leaving it dry, frizzy and dull. Cleanse and condition your hair well, use the right tools and protect it from heat, humidity and pollution for a healthy shine on your tresses.

Daniel Bauer, TRESemmé hair stylist, shares some easy tips to prepare your hair for the season.
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Cleansing

We often end up with various hair problems during the summer - things like hairfall and dandruff are common occurrences due to the build up of dirt and pollution on our scalp.
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A dirty scalp tends to get really oily and will make our hair feel heavy and unflattering. Therefore, it is important to wash our hair more often in the summer.

Use the Hair Spa Rejuvenation shampoo two to three times a week. The product is infused with hydrating marine minerals complex and essential nutrients that deeply nourish and cleanse the scalp.

Massage and Condition

It always helps to massage your scalp during the summer as it increases the blood flow, leaves your hair beautifully nourished and will also make you feel rejuvenated.

Once you wash your hair, apply a generous amount of the Hair Spa Rejuvenation massage it with a conditioner to wet hair. The conditioner is especially designed to massage the scalp and moisturize the hair. This prevents it from tangling, making it softer and smoother.

Protect

We all worry about UV protection for our skin, but what about the hair? UVA and UVB rays can also cause damage to the cuticles leaving your hair dry, frizzy and dull.

It's time to get creative with that headgear. Experiment with hats and scarves that will not only make you look stylish, but will also double up and protect your hair from the harsh sun.

Use hair-friendly tools and styles

Since your hair is already prone to so much damage in the summer because of all the heat and humidity, we should ensure that all other processes are smooth and hassle-free.

If you choose to blow dry your hair, avoid heat and opt for the cool setting. It's there for a reason.

Avoid metal or rubber when buying hair accessories as they can easily entangle the hair causing breakage. Cotton or plastic hair bands will always be safer.

Opt for loose styles such as fishtail braids or a glamorous messy bun that are really summer-friendly and easily be created at home.

Protect those tresses while swimming

There is no better feeling than taking a dip into cool water during the scorching summer heat.

The pool water is usually loaded with chlorine and other chemicals that can cause damage to the hair. While you may feel good, you will notice that your hair gets frizzy.

When you are in the pool, ensure that you cover up with a swimming cap.

After swim, care is also really important so ensure that you wash and condition your hair with moisturizing hair products.

Stay healthy

It's not only about what you put on your hair that matters, but also what you put inside your body.

Maintain a diet that is rich in Vitamins, Iron and Zinc that help in preventing your hair from becoming dull, thin and dry.

Indulge in different kinds of berries and fruits like kiwis, oranges and papaya, while also gorging on all things green. Spinach and other leafy vegetables are really high in Iron content and can do wonders for your hair.

Don't forget to include a wide variety of nuts in your diet as they act as superfoods for your hair. They are rich in Vitamin E which boosts blood circulation to the scalp and keeps the hair follicles healthy.

Source: Medindia
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