6 Shahnaz Husain-approved ways to make your hair summer ready!

Published on: 16 April 2022, 10:30 am IST

Celebrity skin expert, Shahnaz Husain lists 6 summer hair care tips to keep your hair protected against sun damage and pollution.

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These 6 ways to treat your hair in the summer season are worth trying! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
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Some of the biggest causes of our hair loss and damage are the dangerous pollutants, dust, smoke, and other impurities present in the air these days. Hair may suffer terribly in the summer. Even the healthiest tresses may become dry and damaged when exposed to high heat, humidity, and the sun. So, we need to up our summer hair care game!

Even sea water and pool water can cause irreversible damage that takes weeks to repair. Like our skin, our hair also needs to be protected from the sun. The hair absorbs the humidity and tends to expand, causing the hair’s cuticle to break during the hotter months. Basically, pollution and the blazing solar heat are the primary causes of poor hair health.

Have you tried practically everything, yet your hair still seems to be falling out and being damaged?

Here are a few summer hair care tips to keep your hair safe from the heat and pollution:

1. Cleansing

We frequently experience several hair issues throughout the summer, including hair loss and dandruff, due to the build-up of dirt and pollution on our scalp. A clogged scalp produces a lot of oil, which makes our hair feel heavy and unattractive.

As a result, it is necessary to include frequent hair wash in our summer hair care routine. Two to three times a week, use herbal moisturizing shampoo enriched with hydrating marine minerals and necessary nutrients to deeply nourish and cleanse the scalp.

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Summer hair care requires more hair wash days. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Massage and condition

Massaging your scalp during the summer is always suggested since it improves blood flow, leaves your hair wonderfully nourished, and makes you feel invigorated.

For your summer hair care routine, it is necessary to apply a herbal conditioner after shampoo. Rinse it off after 5 minutes. The conditioner was originally created with the intention of massaging the scalp and moisturizing the hair. This prevents hair from tangling, making it softer and smoother.

3. Hair Mask

Coconut oil is the answer to all of your hair concerns. It has a natural sun protection rating of SPF 10 and acts as a natural sunscreen. It protects the hair and scalp from sunlight while nourishing the hair follicles. Coconut oil also aids in the reduction of frizz, dryness, and dullness. You should use this all-rounder oil as a hair mask or deep conditioner before washing your hair to notice obvious improvements.

4. Use hair-friendly tools for styling

As our hair is already vulnerable to damage throughout the summer due to pollution, heat, and humidity, we should make sure that all other treatments are simple and painless.

Allow your hair to dry naturally, but if you want to blow dry it, choose a cold setting and avoid using heat. Also, while styling your hair, avoid using heated appliances.

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Heat styling your hair frequently isn’t a good idea, ladies. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

When you are shopping for hair accessories, stay away from metal and rubber since they may easily tangle the hair and cause damage. Hairbands made of cotton or silicone are safer. Choose loose styles like fishtail braids or a spectacular messy bun that is perfect for summer and can be done from home.

5. Protect hair while swimming

In the sweltering summer heat, there is nothing more refreshing than a swim in cold water. But the pool water is frequently high in chlorine and other hazardous substances that might ruin your hair. While you may be feeling wonderful, your hair will become frizzy.

When you’re in the water, wear a swimming cap to protect your hair. After swimming, make sure you wash and condition your hair with a hydrating hair product.

6. Consume a healthy diet

Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins, iron, and zinc to keep your hair from becoming dull, brittle, and dry. Enjoy a variety of berries and fruits, such as kiwis, oranges, and papaya, as well as all things green. Spinach and other green vegetables are strong in iron and can benefit your hair greatly. Remember to include a variety of nuts in your diet since they are superfoods for your hair. They’re high in Vitamin E, which helps to keep hair follicles healthy by increasing blood circulation to the scalp.

Say goodbye to damaged hair by incorporating these simple tips into your hair care routine. Without worrying about the heat or pollution, you may style and flaunt your hair with pride.

Shahnaz Husain Shahnaz Husain

Shahnaz Husain is the founder, chairperson, and managing director of The Shahnaz Husain Group and is considered a pioneer in the realm of herbal beauty in India.

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