It’s summertime, and you may already have gotten the chance to get out there and catch some rays. If you have, though, the extra heat and sun may have led to weakened, damaged hair. This effect is very common among women.
In the summer, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect your hair from sun and heat damage. This article will teach you the top three easy things you can do to protect and nourish your hair so that it stays as lustrous and beautiful as the summer sky!
1. Brush Hair With Care
There’s an old saying that you should brush your hair with 100 brush strokes every night before you go to sleep. That may sound like a lot, but you really should think about doing it if you want to maintain your hair’s luster. When you brush your hair, it stimulates the release of natural oil from the scalp, which naturally treats your hair and keeps it shiny.
On the other hand, if you usually brush your hair while it’s still wet from the shower, it may be causing more hair breakage! Instead, comb wet hair with a large-toothed comb, beginning at the tips of the hair and gradually working toward the roots.
2. Use Conditioner Effectively
Just working conditioner into your hair and then rinsing it out doesn’t do much good. In order for your hair to absorb the beneficial ingredients in the conditioner, you have to leave it in your hair for at least two full minutes.
If your scalp is oily, but the ends of your hair are dry, apply conditioner to the middle of the shaft and near the ends, rather than at the scalp. After using conditioner, don’t forget to rinse your hair with cold water. This closes hair follicles and helps make your hair extra-shiny!
3. Trim It Just A Bit
If you want your hair to grow longer more quickly and be healthy, trim a half-inch or so off the ends about once every six to eight weeks. If you simply allow your hair to grow out without trimming the ends in this way, you’re much more likely to get split ends, which are a visible sign of unhealthy hair.
If the ends of your hair are extremely dry, go ahead and trim off the dry, damaged section, no matter how long it is. This lets you get a fresh start on growing out your hair. The long, healthy hair you’ll end up with is well worth sacrificing a couple of inches for.