Tips to prevent hair damage during summers!

The heat of the sun and the UV radiation can damage the hair.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 29, 2017, 00:04 AM IST
Tips to prevent hair damage during summers!

New Delhi: During summer, pour hair often get damaged because of too much exposure to the sorching sun, excessive perspiration, dust and dirt.

It is said that even the heat of the sun, the UV radiation also damage the hair and can cause discoloration, which will be clearly evident in colored or bleached hair.

Even excessive sweating is not good to the hair as it makes them a sticking point for all the dust and pollution that is in the air.

So, one needs to take extra care to keep our hair clean, scalp infection free and protected during hot summer season.

Here are some tips to prevent hair damage during summers:

Wash hair frequently

The humidity, heat, dust and the resultant sweating means your hair and scalp is vulnerable to bacterial and fungal infections, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. So, one should wash their hair frequently to prevent them from getting damaged. Use an ideal shampoo to wash or clean the hair as required. But, excessive use of shampoo can deplete moisture from your scalp and pick a moisturizing shampoo that will keep your hair hydrated even as it cleanses it.

Oil your hair

One should oil their hair regularly with warm oil as frequent shampooing can deplete all moisture from your scalp. Use oil in moderate quantity as excessive in oil application will need greater quantity of shampoo to wash it off, and this twin excess can be traumatic to the hair.

Cover from the Sun

Direct exposure to the sun and its harmfull UV radiation can cause damage to the hair. Always wear a head gear, a hat or a scarf, that covers your hair when you got out. Start using hair care products like conditioners with sunscreen as they give your hair a protective covering.

Avoid use of blow driers and hot irons

One should limit the use of blow drying as it throws a lot of heat on hair and damages the hair follicles in the process. Always apply a softening mousse on the hair and keep the low. Even blow drying can also cause the pores of the scalp to open up and can lead dirt and pollution to enter, weakening the roots.

Be careful while Swimming

Always wear a shower cap or apply conditioner on your hair before stepping into the pool to protect your hair against pool chemicals like chlorine. Immediately wash up after you step out of the pool.

Check the fizz

Get your hair trimmed as the summer season begins so that there are no split hair ends and damaged hair. This ensures the hair is healthier to begin with. Using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner is important to prevent extra dryness and the fizz that comes with it.

(With ANI inputs)