How to Get your Hair Summer Ready
Written by Courtney
Summers in Australia are packed full of fun in the sun. From lounging on sandy beaches and surfing rough waters to celebrating the holidays in the great outdoors, the sun’s damaging rays are always present. While doctors and beauty experts continuously remind us of the importance of adequate skincare in the summer, many fail to mention hair care. Explore these tips for how to get your hair summer ready.
1. Apply Sunscreen
If you fail to apply sunscreen on your skin before heading out in the sun, the effects are almost immediately noticeable. When it comes to your hair, however, it may be a little more difficult to identify. To prevent your scalp from becoming dry, itchy or sunburnt, be sure to add sunscreen to any exposed areas. This may be along the hair part line for some, while for others it may include areas that are thinning. Wearing a hat that blocks UV rays or using a sunshade, when possible, can also help protect your scalp and hair.
2. Re-evaluate your Hair Products
Not all hair products are created equal, and this truly shows when your hair is exposed to the elements for long periods of time. Be sure to carefully examine the labels on your products before use. Products that contain ingredients like parabens and sulphates can increase the damaging effects of the sun and can strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, seek a product that uses organic ingredients, such as Avocado Oil, Mulberry Root Extract, and Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5).
3. Embrace your Natural Texture
Put down your heat styling tools this summer and embrace your natual hair. When used frequently without heat protection, heat styling tools such as straighteners, dryers and curling irons dry out the hair, leaving it damaged and weak. When washing your hair in-between beach trips, let it air dry to give it time to recuperate. By embracing your natural texture in the summer, you can minimise the amount of damage to your hair and keep it healthy.
4. Reduce Shampooing
Many people mistakenly believe that they must wash and shampoo their hair every day to keep it looking its best. This leads to lacklustre hair, a dry scalp and damaged strands. Hair needs natural oil in order to maintain its strength and lustre, but using shampoo on a daily basis strips away these natural oils, leaving your hair more prone to sun damage during the summer. Instead, simply rinse your hair with water and then follow up with Neutriderm Hair Enhancer Conditioner. The conditioner adds moisture, shine and hair volume without affecting the natural composition of your hair.
5. Experiment with Different Styles
Do you always throw your hair into a ponytail before heading out to enjoy the summer weather? Wearing the same hairstyle every day can cause damage, particularly if you are using an elastic that pulls too tightly. Over time, you may notice that your thick hair becomes thinner in certain areas where you usually part it or where you add hair accessories or elastics. Avoid this by experimenting with different styles for holiday get-togethers with friends and family or for lounging on the beach.
The Neutriderm Hair Enhancer Conditioner is the perfect solution to all of your hair woes. With natural ingredients and a professional formulation, you can ensure your hair is thick and shiny all year long. Purchase here.