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Beat The Summer Heat! 5 Hair Care Tips To Help You Have Beautiful Hair This Summer

Updated on February 20, 2014
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The wintry chill is making a coy retreat and the summer heat is making its presence know. Summer months are about trips to the beach, yacht parties and water sports, but they’re also about sweat, dehydration and sticky, frizzy hair. As temperatures rise, our sweat glands get into hyperactive mode and we turn into smelly, sweaty beings who feel compelled to bathe five times a day, or never exit a pool! Dealing with your hair during these months is particularly tricky as you end up washing your hair several times a week, which makes it dry and frizzy. But, if you don’t wash your hair frequently, your hair turns sticky and limp. So, how do you maintain beautiful tresses without damaging them?

Here are a couple of tips that might ease your hair-worries during the summer months:

A summer trim:

Along with refreshing your look for this exciting season, a summer trim will also get rid of split ends. This will make it easier for you to maintain your hair during the summer months. Trimming hair also helps boost hair growth. So, do make this quick trip to the salon as it will surely benefit you in the coming months.

Protect your hair from the sun:

This takes a bit of effort. Go online and search for hair care products that have UV filters, or sunscreen. Once you spot one, purchase it and religiously use it. This will help your protect hair strands from getting damaged and also protect your scalp from getting scorched. Another no-brainer is to cover your head with a scarf or hat when you step out. Coordinate your scarf with your clothing so that you still look fashionable while protecting your hair.

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Use a good shampoo and conditioner:

It is important to wash hair more frequently than usual as you need to cleanse your hair of accumulated sweat, oils and dirt. But, repeated washing sucks the moisture from your hair, making your hair feel dry and brittle. To combat this, use a good daily shampoo that has a powerful moisturizing effect. Shampoos that are designed to deal with dry, rough, damaged and dull hair are ideal. Also, it helps to use a good serum as this will condition your hair and help deal with the frizz. Check out L’Oreal’s Total Repair 5 range as it has a shampoo, conditioner, serum and masque that are known to be effective.

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Precautions before and after taking a dip:

Nothing spoils your hair like chlorine! Ask me. I love to jump into the pool to cool off, but when I step out I dread seeing what the chlorine has done to my hair. So, after lots of asking around and reading up, this is what I’ve learnt and follow. Always wet your hair with clean water before entering the pool and apply on some leave in conditioner. This way, your hair will not absorb much of the pool chemicals. Also, rinse your hair with clean water after stepping out of the pool.

Go easy on the hairstyling tools:

Your hair already looses a lot of moisture due to heat, so don’t worsen the quality of your hair by subjecting it straightening tools, blow dryers and curling irons. Even if you do, remember to use a heat protecting serum or oil. After all, summer is about relaxation and fun. Let that reflect in your hairstyle too. So, don’t obsess over perfect hair.

Hope you find these tips helpful. What steps to do you take to maintain your hair in the summer?

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    • kerlund74 profile image

      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      Well written and great tips!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Informative and helpful tips for summer the sun can burn ones skin if not cared for properly. These tips must help those who enjoy laying in the sun and don't take the necessary precautions as mentioned here.

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      Cherylann Mollan 3 years ago from India

      @kerlund74 - Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked the hub. :)

      @DDE- I'm glad you found the hub informative, and yes, I do hope this hub helps deal with the harsh summer sun. I think summer, at least in India, is the only season that can actually impact the way you look if you don't take care of your hair and skin!

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      I never realized chlorine is so harmful. I just never gave it any thought. Great information and tips to follow.

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      Cherylann Mollan 3 years ago from India

      @ DreamOn: Thanks for your kind words. :) Chlorine does damage your hair, but the effects are seen gradually. So, if you go for an occasional swim, you might not experience much of a difference. But, if you swim frequently, you'll realize that the texture of your hair is no longer the same. Best to play it safe though, even if you go for an occasional swim.

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