It’s finally summer time, you aren’t wearing any caps or hoodies to protect yourself from cold winds so it’s time now to flaunt your hair and try out new hairstyles. But everyday, when you comb your hair or run your fingers through it, you find hair tangled in the comb or between your fingers. And what makes the matter even worse, is that this happens everyday and every time you touch your hair, even when you are taking a shower. All these indications are enough to point out towards the fact that you are suffering from hair loss and need to actively do something about it to improve the situation.

Since It’s hot and humid outside, damage to the hair in summers happens to a great extent due to exposure to strong sunlight. The sun cannot really burn hair, but sun exposure will damage your hair’s natural protective film and along with this, the higher the humidity, the greater the hair fall.

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April 21, 2020

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While damage seems to be inevitable because you cannot ignore the sun, humidity and heat totally, here is what you can do to minimise the hair loss –

1. Cover Your Head When You Go Out

No, we aren’t asking you to wrap your head or wear a hoodie, just use a light cotton breathable scarf or hat that covers your head properly when you’re out having fun in the sun.

Wearing a scarf, hat or protective layer on the head, will not only provide extra UV protection, but it will also help your scalp to retain moisture. This will markedly reduce hair damage and hair fall. Wearing a hat in scorching hot summers not only reduces damage caused by sunlight but it also reduces damage caused by wind.

Wear a hat or a scarf, especially if your hair is thin, brittle and prone to tangling. If you have recently gotten highlights and have colored your hair, covering it will help keep the color and highlights for longer.

Cover your Head while Outing

2. Loosen Your Hair

Do not stretch your hair or pull it by wearing tight hairstyles during summer. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat.

So put your hair up in loose, and comfortable styles so that there is no stress on the hair, this will reduce hair fall. If you have hair that is wild and not easy to manage, keeping a loose and messy braid as hairstyles can be the ideal way for keeping your hair under control. Braided hair will also minimize wind damage and exposure to the sun.

Loosen Your Hair

3. Avoid Washing Your Hair Very Frequently

Frequent washing of hair dries the scalp out and strips it off of its natural oils. When most of the oil in the scalp is washed away, it stimulates additional oil production as a protective response and makes the hair greasy, urging you to feel the need of washing it even more. To avoid this a quick fix is to dab a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel along your scalp to dissolve excess oil.

Wash your hair every third day and very gently. Avoid using hard water as it can make hair brittle.

You can also use a homemade or natural dry shampoo, such as cornstarch, in place of regular shampoo. This can help you to go a bit longer without washing.

Don't shampoo your hair regularly

4. Skip the Blow Drying

Avoid using a blow dry machine on your hair. After you take a shower try to naturally air dry your hair rather than blow-drying it.

If you are getting late then blow dry your hair as little as possible and let it dry naturally later on. If you can stay at home then completely avoid blow drying your hair and let it naturally air dry. Since your hair is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, you don’t really need to blow dry your hair. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair.

Don't Use Blow Drier

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5. Don’t Forget to Condition Your Hair

Conditioning your hair with natural ingredients doesn’t only make it soft, but it also makes it healthier. You can rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural conditioner.

You can also use some coconut oil or shea butter if your hair is extra brittle and scalp is dry. Be careful with the amount you use, since it can be heavy to smooth remove. You can also use this mixture to de-frizz, and moisturize your hair after washing.

Using any kind of hair friendly oil will give some shine to hair.

Condition Your Hair

6. Add Some Sunscreen to Your Hair Care Routine

Sun can damage your hair the same way it damages your skin. So protecting your hair from the sun can help it stay healthy.

There are many shampoos that contain UV protection which you can use but most of these are chemical-laden so you need to be careful in the long run. Consult your dermatologist or doctor before using the same.

Another simple and quick way to add some sunscreen protection on your hair is to gently run your hands lightly through your hair after applying sunscreen to your body. This will lightly apply a layer of sunscreen and ensure that your hair is protected as well.

7. A Hot Oil Rinse Could be the Solution

A hot oil massage and rinse can make your scalp healthier and hair stronger and shinier. Apply a mixture of coconut, olive, and avocado oils as they are excellent at penetrating the hair shaft. After massaging your scalp shampoo hair as usual after an hour. Rinse, then condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not greasy.

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8. Use a Wide Tooth Comb

Use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush or fine toothed comb as it will help avoid pulling your hair. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair as they pass easily through your hair when it’s wet. Wet hair is most susceptible to breaking and brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands so always use a wide toothed comb for detangling your hair.

Use Wide Tooth Comb

9. Trim Your Hair

The tips of your hair take a lot of beating during the summer and this is why you see split ends and dry tips during summer. Trimming your hair will help god rid of these dead ends and give your hair a healthy new start to regrow. Summer is the ideal time to give yourself a new haircut as it will help manage your hair better. However if you don’t want to shorten your hair too much, opt for a small trim that will take care of the ends and bring back life to your hair.

Trim Your Hair

Doing small things such as massaging the scalp properly, using natural ingredients to make your hair soft and having a healthy diet can do a lot of good to your hair during summer. Avoid using too many cosmetic products and always wash your hair after a good swim to remove chlorinated water. Follow all the tips mentioned above to make your hair healthier and even more beautiful.

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