Now is the season to let go of perfect, sleek hairdos and embrace that loose, natural look. Learn how to protect your hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle.
What Does Hot Weather Do To Your Hair?
The hot weather and sun’s UV rays can damage the outermost layer of your hair – the cuticle. The cuticle tends to become rough and can swell up to attract humidity. This causes frizz in the hair.
While the sun might seem like a good thing (hello free, beautiful, natural-looking highlights), it’s actually taking a toll on your hair. The sun is working overtime beaming down on your head and dehydrating your beautiful locks. The result is drier, more brittle hair; basically leaving you with more fragile strands that can be susceptible to longer term damage.
Aloe vera, which is mostly full of water, is a great natural remedy to fix dehydrated hair. All you need to do is apply aloe jelly on your scalp and strands. It balances the scalp and calms it with its anti-inflammatory properties, leading to fewer boils. More importantly, it hydrates hair cuticles which become rough and dry due to strong sun rays.
Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun.
Not only does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture.
Treat your scalp with an oil message frequently during the summer months.
It is a very good way to remove the dust and the dirt from your scalp that tend to accumulate more during the hot season.
Most people don’t realise this, but our scalp is an extension of the facial skin and that most issues can be solved by following basic care.
Trim your hair and let that grow begin!