Got natural hair and scalp issues? It's no secret that summer heat can be tough on your natural hair and scalp. The humidity can cause frizz, while the heat can make your hair feel dry and brittle. But don't despair! There are ways to fight back against the summer elements and keep your natural hair and scalp healthy and happy.
Humidity is the enemy of frizz-free hair, but there are a few things you can do to fight back.
The heat of summer can strip your hair of moisture, leaving it feeling dry and brittle. You can combat summertime dryness by upping your moisture game. Deep condition your hair regularly, and make sure to use a leave-in conditioner or detangler to help keep your hair hydrated. In addition, avoid using heat styling tools as much as possible, and if you must use them, make sure to use a heat protectant product to minimize damage.
Our hair sheds naturally, but summertime shedding can be increased by the combination of heat and humidity. To help reduce shedding, make sure your diet includes plenty of protein and other nutrients that are essential for healthy hair. Protein doesn't always mean meat. There are lots of summer recipes that include nuts, quinoa, and fresh vegetables that will provide protein.
In addition, use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils.
4. Scalp irritation
The heat and humidity of summer can cause scalp irritation, which can lead to itchiness, redness, and flakiness. To help combat scalp irritation, make sure you're using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils.
You can add essential oils like peppermint tea tree to your shampoo and conditioner to help with scalp irritations.
Heat and humidity can lead to breakage, so it's important to take extra care of your hair in summer. A lot of the information that applies to dryness will hold true for breakage as well. Such as keeping your scalp moisturized and avoiding heat styling tools. Avoid tight hairstyles that can put unnecessary strain on your hair causing it to break.
Summer heat can be tough on natural hair and scalps, but by taking a few extra precautions, you can keep your hair healthy and happy all season long!
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