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Have no fear... Tabatha Coffey has the solutions to face all our hair concerns so you can have healthy-looking hair all summer long.
A lot of people think about protecting their skin and not their hair during the summer. Summer can play real havoc on the health of your hair and scalp. You can get an incredibly bad sunburn on the scalp. For all those people paying a lot of money to color their hair, the summer can completely ruin your color. It can take you until winter to get your hair back to health if you do not pay special attention to it.
Here are five common summer hair stressers with simple solutions.
A lot of people overshampoo their hair in the summer because they feel hot and sweaty as a result of being more active and spending more time outdoors. What people do not realize is when hair becomes wet; the shaft swells, resulting in hair that is more elastic and easier to break. In addition, shampoos can remove the oils that your hair naturally produces resulting in hair that looks dull and dry. If you must wash your hair, use the right product so you don't dry the hair out and don't skip the conditioner. The right conditioner smoothes down the cuticle and protects the hair. If you are going to the beach, skip the morning shampoo and use one of the above tips to protect your hair from the elements. If you're working at your job, try a routine of showering at night and only rinsing your hair.
We obviously have to dry out hair but that vigorous towel drying can be damaging to the hair and make if frizzy as it roughs up the cuticle. For curly haired girls this is extremely important! I recommend you use paper towels as they are incredibly absorbent. Also, very important... squeeze the hair do not rub. For straight haired ladies again paper towels work great. Squeeze the moisture out of your hair and always run the towel down to keep the cuticle smooth.
We protect our skin from the sun and we should do the same for our hair and scalp. Sun will not only fade our color but the combo of sun, sea and chlorine can make our hair look like straw. We need to remember that our scalp can get sunburned so make sure you have a product with SPF for your hair and scalp. I like to use a leave-in treatment or oil that can help keep hair hydrated and protected. A leave-in treatment can help keep color from fading. Also, remember if you're in the water a lot you need to reapply the product.
Humidity isn't going anywhere and curly and textured haired girls experience hair growth while straight haired girls go limp as a result of humidity. Curly haired girls often suffer more as textured hair is lacking in moisture and it loves to suck the moisture out of the air which is what causes the frizz and expansion. Using the right product for curly girls is a must. If she is wearing her hair natural, skip the blow dryer and layer the product on. I like hair oil or serum and a leave-in conditioner to keep moisture in the hair and curl under control. It's also important not to touch your hair too much because that creates frizz. For straight haired ladies, volumizers and surf sprays help to add texture to the hair to help fight the limpness that happens from the weight of the moisture on the hair. Try sleeking hair back in a great bun or braided ponytail. Sleek is always chic and a great way to beat the heat.
BRUSHING WET HAIR
Hair is elastic which means it stretches especially when it's wet. Brushing hair can stretch the hair too much and cause breakage when wet and trying to remove tangles. The solution is to always be gentle with wet hair and use a wide tooth comb. To remove tangles always start at the ends and work up not the roots down. This removes tangles more effectively and helps to prevent breakage.