Finish the Summer Strong with These Five Hair Tips
Summer is near its end, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about protecting your hair just yet. Make no mistake about it: August is hot! Soon, temperatures and humidity levels will reach their peaks. The sun will shine in abundance as rain clouds slowly disappear. It’s imperative that you protect your hair from increased exposure to the sun.
The sun’s rays can damage your hair from the cuticle to inner structures. Excess exposure can lead to dry, brittle, weak, and damaged hair. It can also change your hair’s color (natural or dyed) and damage your scalp. Dreaded split ends are also commonly seen in hair that has been exposed to too much sun. Don’t let your hair fall victim to the brutal sun. Finish the summer strong by:
Cutting Your Hair
That’s right, now is the time of year you might want to think about cutting your hair. Short hair isn’t a bad thing. We all know how men claim to love long-beautiful hair. Key word: claim. We’ve seen time and time again how men’s minds can easily change once they’ve seen how nice a short-sexy cut can look. Also, remember that mixing up your look a little is never a bad thing.
Using Proper Shampoo and Conditioner
Proper shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair is imperative to prevent hair damage from the sun. Choose them wisely. Make sure you’re using something that’s light, and has moisturizer and SPF. Try to steer away from overly expensive products with false claims. Also stay clear of homemade products. It’s always a good idea to consult your hair stylist, they know your hair and their recommendation will be a good one.
Limiting the Amount of Time Spent Blow Drying
A blow dryer isn’t sun, but it’s hot. You don’t want to expose your hair to any additional heat. Limit the amount of time you spend blow drying it. Use the already warm air to help your hair dry quickly. If you need to, pull your up from time to time.
Using a Comb
Brushes pull through wet hair and could cause damage. You want to avoid this as much as possible. Use a wide tooth comb as a replacement to a brush. It will be far more gentle and ensure as little damage as possible.