The weather is changing, and so are the ways to protect your hair. The problem with hair is that it can become dry or frizzy in humid conditions and oily in drier climates. To keep your locks looking their best no matter what the climate throws at you, follow these tips:

Heat Protection

Heat can damage your hair, so while going out, you should use a hat or cap to cover your hair, and while at home, you should use a towel to absorb the heat from your head before it reaches your hair.

Protein treatment is also recommended for damaged or dry hair as it will help strengthen your locks. A deep conditioning mask can also do wonders on color-treated hair as they are very sensitive to external factors. For a complete guide to protect your hair in summer you can also follow this Vibrant Salon & Spa guide. 

Sun Rays Protection

UV rays from the sun also damage your hair and skin. So it is best to wear a sun hat or umbrella when you go out, and put on the sunscreen too. Sun rays are also harmful to color-treated hair too. So it is recommended even you have color treated hair or not, always protect your hair from direct sun rays.

Be careful when Blow Drying 

The best way to blow dry your hair is from the bottom up. This will help it maintain its volume and stay healthier for longer. Remember to always moisturize before you start and use a heat protectant spray or serum too. Do not overuse the blow dryer as excessive heat can damage your hair. Use good quality brushes and use your fingers when combing through the hair.

Beach time Protection

As hair absorbs the salt in water, it will lead to dryness and damage. To protect your hair from seawater, if you want a short cut, put on a hat when you go out. If not, use sunscreen as well as wear a headscarf and swim cap for swimming. If you are long-haired, then keep them tied up so they don’t get wet by waves while surfing or enjoying beach activities such as parasailing or skim boarding.

Swimming may also damage

While swimming, if you wear “wet” swim caps, it will not only keep water away from hair but also prevent tangles when getting out of the pool or ocean. Soaking up with salt-free shampoo after swimming can help retain moisture in the hair shafts too.

But if your pool water is salty, you should rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water before applying any shampoo. There is also a condition called “chlorinated”, which can cause dryness and breakage as well as change the color of your hair if not taken care of properly. Chlorine strips out natural oils in the scalp, so we recommend using non-chlorine shampoos or swim caps when swimming at pools that have chlorine in their water.

Bedtime hair care routine 

Keep hair away from heat sources when sleeping, such as electric blankets. If you have to sleep with your head under a pillow or duvet-make sure they are properly ventilated and not too heavy. When wetting the hair at night before bedtime, use gentle conditioners on the ends of long strands instead of rubbing coconut oil all over it. I am repeating, avoid using any non-chlorine shampoos if chlorine is present in the water because this will strip natural scalp oils that can make the hair dry and brittle.