During the summer, we are used to taking more care of our skin, but what about hair? When the warm summer weather arrives, our hair actually needs more attention than usual. In order for your hair to remain healthy, shiny, and beautiful even after the summer, we have put together some important tips to keep in mind for summer hair care.
What are the harmful factors for hair in the summer season and why do you need to take more care of your hair in the summer?
Although proper hair care is important all year round, the hot summer sun, strong winds, salty seawater, wearing a hat, and sweating on the scalp give a real challenge to our hair. The hair is covered with a thin layer of armor, the function of which is to protect the hair from external irritants. However, if the armor layer can be damaged, it will no longer be able to provide sufficient support to the hair and the hair will become dry, dull, lifeless, difficult to comb, and easily susceptible to various external damages. The scaly layer of the hair is adversely affected by the intense summer sun and UV radiation, as well as strong winds, salty seawater, dust circulating in the air, sweating of the scalp, and also grains of sand that get into the hair, which we still encounter during the summer. In order to protect your hair from becoming brittle, you need to give it a little more protection than usual in summer.
Here are some tips and tricks for saving your hair during the summer:
Allow hair to air dry. The less excessive heat your hair gets, the better it will feel. If possible, try to avoid heat treatment of the hair.
Wear a hat. This saves your hair from direct sunlight. A hat or cap acts like sunscreen on the skin, helping to prevent damage.
Cut the ends of the hair more often. The hot summer sun makes the hair ends porous and easily split, so it is worth trimming the hair ends more often than usual during the summer.
Dye your hair less often. Let your hair rest during the summer and, if possible, avoid coloring your hair with a permanent color. Chemicals in hair dyes also act as an additional burden on the hair.
Use a cooling shampoo with mint. Nurme mint-rosemary shampoo has a refreshing and revitalizing effect on the hair, leaving a pleasant aroma on the hair and stimulating the hair follicles.
Avoid daily head washing. Frequent hair washing makes the sebaceous glands more and more active, causing them to produce more and more oil. This is how an endless vicious circle can develop. In addition, daily washing removes the natural layer of oil that protects the scalp. If you are having trouble with hair that quickly becomes greasy, we recommend trying Nurme’s natural shampoo with lemongrass, which regulates sweating, thus keeping your hair clean longer.
Boost your hair with a vitamin-rich hair mask. The hair mask acts on the hair as a vitamin-rich supplement that helps it stay healthy and shiny. As summer heat, salty seawater, wind, and sweat put your hair to the test, it is very important to feed it regularly and take care of it properly. Vitamin-rich masks and serums are great for this, offering intensive care and helping your hair to recover better after a long stay in the sun.
Wet your hair before swimming in seawater or in the pool. Wet hair is less susceptible to salt and chlorine and therefore has a lower risk of hair damage.
Don’t forget the conditioner! The hair conditioner closes the cornea of the hair, thus protecting the hair from the effects of the external environment, making it more durable and keeping the hair clean for longer. In addition, it is worth looking at hair oils.
Which oils are best for hair care? Why?
Avocado oil, coconut oil, shea nut oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, and argan oil are great for stimulating hair. For dry and damaged hair, both shea nut and argan oil are helpful. Shea nut oil helps to repair dry and damaged hair, restoring its vitality and shine, adding a silky shine to the hair. However, argan oil nourishes dry scalp and successfully restores dry and cracked hair ends, making hair strong and viable again. You can add hair oil to the ends of the hair after each wash. In addition, various essential oils are suitable for use, which also have a stimulating effect and offer comprehensive protection for the hair. Essential oils can be added to shampoo, conditioner, and hair masks.
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