Sunday, 22 May 2011

Summer Hair Care

So summer is here and many of you will be spending a lot of time in the pool or at the beach. Although this is the time of year to have a little fun, hair care should not be neglected. Here are a few of my tips for ensuring that  your hair makes it through the summer in good shape.

1. Switch to sulphate free shampoo. Sulphate containing shampoos can be very drying to the hair and can strip the hair of valuable moisture.Since you will be washing your hair more than usually you would not want to use a shampoo that is too harsh for your tresses.Examples of sulphate free shampoos are L'oreal Everpure, Pureology Hydrate Shampoo.

2. Use a leave- in conditioner very time you wash your hair. A leave in conditioner will help to smooth the cuticle and reduce frizz as well as maintains the moisture levels in your hair. Examples of good leave in conditioners are: Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave- in, Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Miracle Worker, Nexxus Humectress.

3.Air dry as much as possible. Your hair will already take a beating from the incessant heat of the summer sun so there is therefore no need to dish out more punishment to your strands by constant blow drying.

4. Before going into the pool or the beach, saturate your hair from root to tip with conditioner. You may also saturate your hair with coconut oil before you go into the water. The coconut oil will penetrate the hair shaft and protect it from the chlorine and salt water.

If you follow these summer hair care tips your hair should make it through the summer in pretty good shape.

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