Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for a hairdresser. There is a lot of going back and forth between client’s homes and the salon. There are also breaks in between to get some much needed sleep. This can mean a lack of sleep on your part and that can lead to a dull appearance as well. The following is a hair care tip for the summer that can help you look great from the inside out.
One thing that should always be done no matter the time of year is a deep clean of the hair. You should use a deep cleansing shampoo every week during the summer season. Your hair needs this especially with the heat being so intense outside. The high pH of the shampoo can work against your hair and dry it out if you do not cleanse thoroughly. It is important that you take the time to wash away any dirt that has settled throughout the day and deep clean your hair.
When shampooing you should only be using the amount of shampoo that is specified on the packaging. Using too much shampoo will leave you with greasy looking hair and can strip your hair out over time. Look at the back of the shampoo bottle to see how much is recommended. If you are buying a cheaper bottle of shampoo, you may want to cut back on the amount that you are using. It is far more economical to use less than it is to buy a bigger bottle.
Another thing you should consider is the temperature. Hot and humid weather can make your hair dry and brittle. If you are taking a swim in the ocean or on a hot day while outside in nature, you will want to rinse your hair after the experience. Shampooing your hair in these conditions can lead to damage and dull hair. If you are taking a shower, do not rinse your hair in the water as it can be too hot for your hair to handle.
Make sure you use a gentle shampoo. Some shampoos have harsh chemicals that can cause your hair to look dull and lifeless. There are also some shampoos that are not as effective as they claim to be on the box. You can get better results from milder shampoos that still give your hair moisture. Using water from a garden hose onto your head can be beneficial because the water can get into your pores.
In order to keep your hair looking fresh throughout the summer season, make sure to condition it each day. Always read the label of your shampoo to find one that is right for your hair type. Using a conditioner once a week can help protect your hair and add some bounce back to it.
The most important step of hair care during the summer months is to keep it moisturized. You should use a moisturizer that is designed for natural hair types. This will provide protection as well as adding some extra shine and manageability to your hair. If you choose to use hair conditioners during the summer time, try not to use ones that contain high levels of sodium chloride. The highest levels of sodium chloride in any conditioner can make your hair feel heavy and can even strip your hair of its natural oils.
Finally, you need to know how to take care of your hair when it is not in season. Use a wide toothed comb to detangle and style your hair while it is not in season. This will prevent breaking your hair as well as prevent tangling. Make sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly when it is not in season to reduce the damage caused by the heat and chemicals that can be used on your hair.