Summer is perhaps the most enjoyable season, longer days; sunshine and alfresco dining and living lead us to relax more, relieve stress and to generate a feeling of general wellbeing. The long hot summer days are not so good for our hair and scalp, just like your skin they can burn if not protected.
SUMMER DAMAGE DEFENCE
You may think that because the sun’s rays are natural, the lightening effect that they have on your hair isn’t damaging. However, it’s actually just as detrimental as applying bleach and as with bleach, the effects aren’t just confined to colour changes. The sun weakens your hair’s protein structure, dehydrates the hair and also reduces its natural elasticity, causing it to break more easily. Absolute Collagen supports the protein structure of the hair and also helps to retain elasticity and reduce breakage so taking it during the summer months as part of your summer hair care kit is ideal.
When we combine the long hot summer days with wind, heat, salt water or chlorine, the results for the hair can be pretty damaging. Here are some top tips to keep your hair healthy and hydrated during the hot summer months:
DON’T BRUSH TOO OFTEN
Guard against split ends by not over-brushing. Sun, salt water, wind and chlorine are enough to cope with; you don’t want to have twice the number of ends as well. The hair is at its most fragile when wet so always use a wide tooth comb, comb tangles gently working from tip up to root to avoid excessive stress on the hair.
SHAMPOO AND CONDITION DAILY
I recommend daily shampooing all year round, but it’s especially important in the summer. Your scalp, as well as your skin, is prone to increased sweating and clogged pores in warmer weather. A healthy balanced diet is key to healthy hair, so eat a varied selection of the wide range of seasonal fruits, vegetables and seafood.
Make sure to drink enough water in the summer. Your scalp, just like your skin, can dehydrate if you don’t replenish your liquids.
My Summer Hair Care Kit:
A good shampoo and conditioner, plus an intensive conditioning mask. SPF for the scalp and hairline, wide tooth comb, thermal defense styling products and Absolute Collagen to support a healthy hair structure.
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