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Summer Hair Care Tips - How to Have a
Gorgeous Head of Hair in Summers?

With summer just around the corner, it's time to shake off the winter blues and enjoy the sun as
much as you can before the cold sets in again. School and college students would particularly
look forward to this time off from the hectic schedule of studies. Summer means lazing around,
long hours at the beach, or playing sports with friends. Wouldn't it be great if you could also
have great looking hair throughout all this?

Summer hair care is all about keeping your hair hydrated, avoiding extended exposure to the
sun, and keeping off from using excessive styling products. A lot of people tend to forget that the
summer requires its very own care regimen, one that is quite different from how you would treat
your hair in the winter. While winters are notorious for drying out hair, even summers can do
so, what with the excessive heat and sun.

Use Protection

It is of prime importance that you use optimal protection when going out. If you have long hair,
this means keeping it covered, or wearing it in buns, ponytails, etc. to avoid exposing your hair
completely to the sun. Men can keep their hair protected by wearing hats.

There are hair specific protective sunscreens available on the market these days. These
sunscreens should be applied 20-30 minutes before you go out in the sun and washed away
afterwards. If you plan to spend long hours under direct sunlight, such as at the beach or playing
sports, then a hair sunscreen is highly recommended.

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On the topic of protection: if you are using hats, make sure that they fit snugly and are washed
periodically. Hats are one garment that few people take the time to wash regularly, leading to
buildup of sweat, dirt and grime. All this can play havoc with your scalp's sebaceous glands (the
ones responsible for secreting oil), leading to excessively greasy hair. So remember to wash your
hats frequently if you plan to wear them regularly.


One bit of universal advice that is also applicable when it comes to summer hair care: drink
plenty of water. You can never go wrong with drinking extra water, so whenever you can, grab a
glass or two. Don't limit yourself to the 8 glasses a day usually recommended. Drink 12, 16, 20,
or even 40 glasses - extra water in your body will never hurt you, particularly in summers.

Besides drinking plenty of water, also make sure that your hair gets its daily hydration. This
means using a high quality conditioner suited to your hair type. When it comes to choosing hair
conditioners, experiment a lot with different brands to find the one that suits you perfectly. Pick
up a few sample packs and try them over the span of a month. Keep in mind that pricier does not
always have to mean better; often, cheaper conditioners might turn out to be much better than
their expensive counterparts.

It is also a very good idea to use a hair moisturizer regularly. Apply the moisturizer at night and
wash it off in the morning. Make it a part of your daily summer hair care regimen.

While we are on the subject of hydration and hair care for summer, remember to always use cold
water for washing your hair. I know it is a foregone conclusion, but the importance of NOT using
warm water for washing hair (as it strips the hair of moisture) can never be emphasized enough.

Other Summer Hair Care Tips

Always wear a cap if you are going out for swimming. Always wash your hair after you've taken a
swim. Avoid heating your hair through flat-irons or curling-irons - it can lead to long term
damage to your hair.

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Also try to avoid excessive styling products, especially the ones containing alcohol and paraffin
gel. Buy some natural, organic products instead. They may be slightly more expensive, but
provide much better returns in the form of healthier hair.

Hair care for the summer essentially involves keeping the hair protected from the harsh sun,
and keeping it hydrated and moisturized. Follow the above tips, and you will have gorgeous,
shiny hair that will be the envy of everybody.

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