As one of the leading hairdressers in Haslemere, Elysium Hair know just the kind of havoc that the summer months can wreak on your poor tresses! The warmer weather is usually a time for fun, friends, and Instagram, but unfortunately your hair isn’t having as much of a good time as you! The summer heat can weaken your hair structure, the sun can cause colour to fade, humidity will made your hair frizzy and limp, and sweat from your scalp can exacerbate dandruff and split ends – nightmare! So what can you do to protect your hair from such horrible possibilities? Don’t worry, Elysium’s got you covered with the following tips to follow during your regular routine!
It may be tempting to shampoo your hair every day in the summer, but over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils and dry out your hair even more! Use dry shampoo or conditioner washing methods to space out your shampoo usage.
When you do wash your hair, make sure to concentrate on shampooing the scalp rather than the ends, and follow up with a thorough conditioning. Hair masks and dry repair treatments are also a good idea at this time of year!
To minimise damage from heat, you’ll want to avoid straightening or curling your hair, and should try to air dry when you can, unless you’re using the cool setting on your dryer. You’ll also want to keep brushing to a minimum during hot weather, and instead use a wide tooth comb or your fingers where possible. Loose natural styles reduce stress on hair, and women of colour can use protective styles to safeguard hair from humidity and damage.
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