9 Tips To Make Your Hair Shine This Summer

Written by Indrani Karmakar

Cool summer breeze, the wind blowing on your face, and gorgeous hair that trickles down your shoulders; this is exactly how you pictured your summer hair to be. Now, if, for some reason, your hair were to be dry, fragile, and dull because of the scorching heat, it would be heartbreaking. Though summer brings new promises, it often makes your hair a tad bit frizzier than it usually is. The rising humidity and temperature takes a toll on your hair while you bask in the sun to get the perfect tan. Wish there was a way to beat it? Well, there is. Go through the ways to get beautiful hair all summer.

1. Shampoo Gently

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Summer heat and sweat may urge you to pour bottles of shampoo on your hair each time you shower, but this actually does more harm to your hair than just getting rid of the sweat and buildup. Your scalp creates its own sebum, which are healthy oils for your scalp health. Washing your hair frequently with shampoo removes it. Using too much shampoo, it will cause your hair to become brittle and fragile. So if you have been cursing your oily scalp for your flat hair, just know that your hair would look like a tumbleweed without the oil production!

2. Sun Care

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Hair must be shielded from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays, which fall on it directly. Wearing a hat or a scarf, and using leave-in conditioners with sunscreen is a way to protect your hair from immediate damage. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you should look for products with a high SPF rating.

3. Use Coconut Oil

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Using coconut oil on your hair answers 99.9% of your hair issues. Having a natural sunscreen rating of SPF 10, it acts as a natural sunblock to protect the hairs from the sun (1). As a bonus, it reduces the appearance of flyaways and keeps dullness at bay. For best results, use coconut oil as an overnight hair mask or deep condition before shampooing your hair.

4. Condition Your Hair

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Conditioners are an essential part of any hair care regimen. In reality, compared to other seasons, the summer needs an increased supply of water and nutrients. So, it’s a bad idea to skip the conditioner stage during summer. Your hair might become dry and dull when exposed to the sun’s rays. To get a silky, shining finish, add some moisture to your hair by conditioning it. If you feel leave-in conditioners are too slimy for the heat, you can use conditioners that can be washed after a few minutes and oil your hair twice a week.

5. Trim Regularly

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Split ends are a bane to healthy hair, but thankfully they can be eliminated. Trimming your hair regularly will give you a more youthful appearance. Hair that has split ends or dry tips will look unhealthy and deteriorate the quality of your hair. Get a haircut every three to four months to revive your hair’s luster.

6. Avoid Any Heat Styling Apparatus

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Avoid adding more heat to your hair when it is already being damaged by the sun’s intense heat. Instead, allow your hair to air dry, or use the cool setting on your blow dryer. Straighteners and curling irons dry your hair, making it seem dull and lifeless, so avoid using them without heat protectants.

7. Give It Time To Rest

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It’s crucial to let the hair air dry for a few minutes after washing it. Let go of all the chemicals and take a rest. It’s also good not to tie your hair up in a tight topknot. Our hair is more vulnerable to breaking during the warm months. Let your hair loose for a change and ditch the hair ties or tight updos. Hairstyles like loose topknots or side braids are equally attractive and stylish.

8. Don’t Color It Too Often

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Hair color is one of the best ways to change your looks, and though we can’t deny how amazing it looks on you, the aftereffects can leave your hair tarnished and dull. Even the best quality hair colors will ruin your hair. Your hair needs rest each time you opt for colors and chemical treatments. Make sure you moisturize your hair and nourish it deeply to reverse the damage of the colors and bleach.

9. Keep Hydrated

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The most vital step is to drink enough water, so don’t skip it just because you are not outdoors. Water is essential. The importance of drinking enough water cannot be overstated. Dehydration and exhaustion are two primary causes of dull hair in the summer. To stay hydrated, aim for 7-8 glasses of water every day. In addition, consider adding watermelons, cucumbers, and the like to your diet for an added nutritional boost.

While most of us choose summer to flaunt gorgeous hairstyles and hair colors, the signs of broken and damaged hair can break our hearts. The secret is to maintain a healthy hair care routine and nurture hair irrespective of the season change. Hair sheds after winter, and even when you notice a lot of hair falling out, that is usually the weaker hair, making room for new hair to grow out. So, is there a summer hair care routine that has benefited you? Let us know in the comments section!

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