10 Tips to Protect your Hair from the Summer Sun
Summer comes with a lot of fun, but it definitely has its issues as well. One of the major ones being hair problems. No one escapes the summer sun, not until you literally decide to go and live under a rock for the entire season. But jokes apart, the point here is that the summer sun damages your hair, big time. Protecting your hair from the sun almost seems impossible. So, the best thing you could do is to prepare yourself for the fight against the summer sun.
Summer hair problems are quite common and seemingly unending. This is why summer hair protection is a must. And this is why to protect hair from the sun you need to follow a specific hair care routine. Hence, we brought you the top 10 tips that you could implement in order to tackle the summer heat.
Protection against the sun ten-on-ten!
This may sound basic but it is one of the most effective tricks that you should follow in order to protect your hair from the sun. Direct exposure to the summer sun can do all kinds of damage to your hair. This is why you should always try to cover your head when you step out in the sun. Headcovers like hats and mufflers are great tools for protection from the sun. So put on a classy hat and you’re ready to go.
Put on a hat
Summer has a bad rep for sucking the life out of your hair in the form of water. This becomes a serious concern when your hydration levels are down. A lot of water is soaked away from your body and your scalp. This makes your hair brittle and dry and more prone to breakage. So, make sure that your body is well hydrated. We’d recommend you drink at least 3 liters of water every day.
The strength of your hair and its endurance levels depend a lot on the kind of food that you eat. In order to get stronger hair to tackle the summer heat, you need to ensure that you add enough protein to your diet on a daily basis. Protein acts as a great protection wall against the UV rays from the sun. Along with that add natural carb sources to your diet like brown rice and brown bread. Eat fruits like bananas and avocados as they have good overall nutritional values. Always avoid sugar and packaged products like chips, and processed cheese.
The shampoo game in summer can be a little complicated. But if you can follow a simple rule of thumb, your hair will benefit a lot from it. Summer is a sweaty season there’s no doubt about it. If you don’t wash it off regularly, it can result in dandruff. On the other hand, if you wash it too often your hair will become dry and brittle. Also, before choosing any hair products for sun protection during the summer, make sure that you also check the SPF for hair protection. A simple trick to follow is to find a shampoo that smoothens your hair Pantene Silky Smooth Care shampoo is a great option here.
Shampoo thrice a week
Conditioner is your hair’s best friend. And summertime is the time when you don’t want to let this friend go. So, use a conditioner for summer hair protection. We recommend that instead of buying your shampoo and conditioner separately you buy the shampoo-conditioner pair so that the formula can complement each other and give you best results. Apply conditioner after every wash and on the days when you don’t feel like washing your hair, just apply a coin-sized conditioner on your hair and you’re good to go.
Master the conditioner game
When facing the summer heat your hair often gets dry and frizzy. In order for you to avoid dry, frizzy, and tangled hair, we recommend that you switch to a wide-toothed comb during the summer. Hair brushing is not a good choice when your hair is tangled as it can lead to breakage. That’s when the wide-toothed comb comes to the rescue and becomes your new summer bestie. This is also a great option for the control of frequent hair fall. You can also use a detangler like our Pantene Open Hair Miracle for extra nourishment.
Use a wide-tooth comb
Heat styling tools like hair dryers and hair straighteners use heat, which is one of the major causes of hair fall. And if you know anything about the summer you know that summer’s not short on heat. Heat styling tools in general leave your hair dry and brittle and you should be especially careful with them during the summer. Our recommendation is to avoid the heat tools entirely at least when summer peaks or if you have to have to use heat styling, then ensure you use a heat protectant before styling like the Pantene Open Hair Miracle.
Avoid heat styling tools
Nobody has that kind of time to keep a regular hair care routine in this day and age. But trust us, a good hair care routine goes a long way. It is both good and necessary for your hair’s proper overall nourishment. Here’s what we recommend you do. - wash your hair thrice a week with an anti-hair fall shampoo rich in protein along with a deep conditioner.
When you use the shampoo make sure you massage your scalp well. Once you’ve rinsed the shampoo apply the deep conditioner as a coat on the hair. Leave the conditioner on for about a minute and then rinse it. When it comes to deep conditioning, Pantene Open Hair Miracle is your best bet as a deep conditioning home treatment. Before the shower, just apply Pantene Open Hair Miracle on your hair, keep it for 30 minutes and rinse it for better smoother hair. If you do not have the time to apply a deep conditioner, finish it off by applying a rich conditioner to the lengths of your hair and rinse it away after about a minute or two. You can try our anti-hair fall trio from the Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution – Pantene Hairfall Control shampoo, Pantene Hairfall Control conditioner and Pantene Open Hair Miracle.
Get a proper hair care routine
Hair masks add a great layer of protection from the summer sun. One of the easy-to-do home remedies is to make an all-natural hair mask at home. There are a bunch of different ones that you could choose from; we’ll share some of the best ones with you here. Take one full egg and remove the yolk, add the juice from half a lemon to it and you are ready to go. If you want to take it a step further you can also add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt. These protein-rich hair masks add an extra-thick layer that protects your hair from harmful UV rays of the sun. Homemade hair masks are also a great natural hair fall treatment option. If you are looking for a mess-free alternative you can use Pantene Open Hair Miracle as an overnight hair mask as well.
Homemade hair mask
If you’re looking for the best summer hair fall solution we definitely have an answer for you. Hair fall problems are at their peak during the summer, and this is why our Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution products are designed as the ultimate solution to that. Our products include Pantene Hairfall Control Shampoo, its Pro-vitamin B5 formula & Fermented Rice Water and makes it the ultimate shampoo for hair fall control as it strengthens hair from within thereby reducing hair fall. Our Anti Hair-fall Solution range also has a conditioner that goes well with the shampoo. We recommend you to use both thrice a week during the summer for optimum results.
The Ultimate Summer Solution
Here’s to enjoying a hair fall-free, beautiful-hair summer!