We’ve already discussed the effects summer can have on your skin, and how to combat them. We’ve also briefly touched on how to take care of your hair during the summer, but this week we are going to delve slightly further and discuss the various hair ‘issues’ that can occur during the summer. Get ready for a summer full of gorgeous locks!
Scalp Breakouts. Yes, just like the skin on your face and body, your scalp can also break out. Summer’s higher temperatures can cause your scalp to produce more sweat and oil, which can result in clogged pores or small breakouts. These are more annoying than anything, but they can be easy to treat. Switching to an invigorating and deep cleansing shampoo will keep your scalp clean and help minimize breakouts. Dr. Organic Tea Tree Shampoo is a gentle, purifying shampoo that cleanses the scalp without irritating it. It contains soothing and cooling Aloe Vera, and organic Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil is famed for its natural anti-bacterial properties and has been proven to effectively reduce breakouts.
Frizzy Hair. One of the biggest effects that summer can have on your hair is that the heat, sunlight, and UV rays can open up your hair cuticle, causing roughness, dullness and dryness. If that weren’t enough, the added humidity can cause the strands to expand, leading to frizz. The key is to use products that keep your hair ‘happy’ and healthy, without weighing it down. Rahua Conditioner is great for this, as it contains natural ingredients that nourish your hair from the inside out. If you need a little extra help, a small amount of Color Wow Pop And Lock Crystallite Shellac will seal the cuticle for a shiny, frizz-free finish.
Fading Color. The sun and UV rays are notorious for fading color. You may find that your jet black hair is looking a little lackluster, or your blonde locks are looking a little brassy. Exposing your hair to UV rays, sea salt, or chlorine can wreak havoc on your strands, turning them into a dull, boring mess. Keep your color bright and safe from the elements by using a protective product when you’re going to be outdoors. SACHAJUAN Protective Hair Perfume is perfect for every day; it reduces static, adds shine and UV protection. For heavy-duty protection, try Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil, a lightweight spray that will protect your hair against the sun, salt, and chlorine.
Scalp Buildup. During the summer, our scalp and hair have to deal with extreme changes in temperature, going from sweltering heat outside to cold, dry air inside. We also have to worry about blowing sand and pollution, as well as excess sweat. Keep your scalp healthy, and flake-free by adding a gently exfoliating treatment to your routine. Revivogen PRO Exfoliating Scalp Cleanser can be used once or twice a week and will effectively remove excess oil, product buildup, dirt, and sweat. As a bonus, it also contains amino acids and biotin for healthy hair growth.