Summer is the season of sun, fun, and…frizz? Most of us are aware of the damage the summer weather can cause to our skin, but what about our hair?
Many of us find our hair is dry, frizzy, and damaged in the summer. For some people, their scalp becomes flaky; for others, their hair colour may change or fade in the summer months. The primary contributors to hair’s summer woes are:
High heat wreaks havoc on healthy hair. Intense UV rays can damage the hair cuticle and cause dry hair. The drier hair becomes, the more humid air it will try to soak up to rebalance, ultimately causing it to become more frizzy.
Summer heat is sometimes accompanied by high humidity, or moisture in the air. When it’s humid, your hair soaks up some of this excess moisture, causing your hair shafts to swell and your cuticles to break. Broken cuticles lead to the frizzy hair so often associated with summer weather.
Swimming exposes your hair to further damage. The chlorine in pool water strips hair of its natural oil, leaving it exposed to other pool chemicals which can bind to the hair shaft and cause changes in hair colour. If you are swimming in the ocean or the sea, the salt water will dehydrate hair, making it prone to damage.
Keeping your skin, scalp, and hair healthy through a few months of summer weather can be easier with the appropriate routine. Here are our top 10 summer hair care tipsto maintain shiny, nourished hair all summer long.