Summer is a very trying season. Not only is it hot, it can be very punishing to your body as well. One of the common things to do during summer is sunbathing. True, we can lather our body in a lot of sunscreen but we leave our hair to the sun’s damage too. If you want to avoid leaving the beach with dry, brittle hair, you can follow some of these tips for better hair care during summer:
- If you are going to be sunbathing, lather a good amount of conditioner to your damp hair and wrap a towel around it. This should help keep your hair nourished while you soak as much of the sun’s rays.
- Make sure to wear a hat when you can. Most individuals opt out of wearing a headgear during the summer days because of how hot it can be. It’s actually a good practice to don a cap or a loose hat to keep your hair protected from the sun’s rays or to keep your head cool. These can be quite helpful on the days that the sun shines the brightest.
- Put some love into your hair but nourishing it after a long day out. Your hair can end up damaged and dry after being outside too long. Try to avoid a hot shower and cool off once you get home. Lather a good amount of conditioner and let it sit for a while. Rinse the suds off and gently dry your hair, none of the pulling around and using a hair dryer. Those things can really damage the follicles.
- Reinvigorate your hair with some argan oil after a good bath. Argan oil can help in reviving your hair after a long day. Slowly massage the oil to your scalp and leave it be.
When it comes to looking your best, even your hair has to be treated to match how you look. Now, having a tan can sometimes be a hurdle on what hair colors would look best with your current complexion. At times, most individuals tend to look gaudy with bright hair colors that definitely clash with the shade of their tan.
Tanning has become quite an approach to uplifting one’s self especially when you have a lot of flaws on your body. On most cases, many individuals who want a tan don’t touch their hair and are more than content to keep the color as it is. If you’re the type of individual who wants to make the best out of their look especially with your tan, it can be tricky on getting the right color without clashing it with your skin complexion.
All in all, your hair color is dependent on the tone of your tan. Yes, despite your skin color being darker than it is, there’s always an underlying tone to one’s skin.
If your tan is the cool tan wherein the saturation of the brown is not leaning towards orange, your hair color should be dark browns such as coffee or black. These colors work well with your skin giving it a much vibrant flair that will aid in complimenting your looks. If you’ve been hoping to go out of these usual colors, how about burgundy or a dark shade of red for a much sultry look?
For those of a warmer tan, your hair is best with chocolate brown or espresso brown. If you got a light tan, a fake blond can also work well on you. However if you’re in for a much richer shade of black, it also works well with a warm skin tone.
Sunbathing is always a good way to get your tanning fix. While you might have lathered up a good amount of sunscreen to not summon any unwanted sunburn, your hair is left out in the open and soaking up more and more damage due to the UV rays bathing it. You might not notice it immediately but once you get to your hair after a long soak under the sun, you’ll find out it’s become brittle and dry to the exposure. Taking care of dry, damaged hair can be quite the pain on the neck.
However, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your sunbathing sessions. One way to avoid this result would be to wrap your wet, conditioned hair in a moist towel when you do your sunbathing.
Now, this article is dedicated to sorting out sun damaged hair, thus you’ll need these tips to give your hair the much need invigoration to complement your tan:
– Once you’ve washed and conditioned your hair after sunbathing, you’ll want to make use of cool water. The coolness of the water actually helps in sealing the cuticles thus locking in more moisture.
– Aloe Vera is a good aid in moisturizing your hair. Contrary to what you know, Aloe Vera also works for your hair. You’ll want to lather your hair and scalp with the aloe and leave it for a bit. It’s no secret that aloe vera has a lot of hydrating properties which can sort the dryness as well as soothe any burns.
– You can also make a natural mask using banana and honey. Mix the two ingredients into a blender and blend until it becomes a smoothie-like consistency. Apply to your hair and let it sit for a bit. This is a good way to provide a natural nourishing and conditioning to your damaged hair.
– If you want to invigorate your hair with natural hot oil, you can make use of olive oil and some vitamin C. Half a cup of the oil as well as three tablets will do the trick. Mix these two in a cup and warm it up, preferably in a microwave, for a few seconds. Once done, apply unto your hair and massage on your scalp. It takes around fifteen minutes for the mixture to really work. After that, you can rinse it off with lukewarm water. If you want to speed up the process of repairing your hair, you can do this twice a week.