Hair needs summer care

There’s a lot to love about summer but awkward tan lines, sun-ravaged dry hair and ugly sweat stains are some of the embarrassing summer beauty issues.
With a little care like bearing turban, drying your hair with a cotton T-shirt instead of a towel, using Argan oil in wet hair, using a wide-toothed comb, you can look drop dead gorgeous by taking simple home remedies. Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain tells you how.
Sun UV rays are extremely damaging to the hair and protection of hair by using hats, headscarves, turban etc are very important to keep your hair fresh, vibrant and rejuvenated.
Hair colour fades with every washing. Avoid swimming pools as chlorinated water with bacteria and virus contamination can bring havoc on your hair. Always use plain water for hair wash.
Dryness, dullness, split ends, dandruff and most importantly hair fall are most common problems in summer.
Hair and skin mostly get dehydrated and lifeless during summers and dealing with these problems is not difficult if you know your hair texture and conditioning. The best is to go the natural way, yes trying natural home remedies.
But before starting with home remedies, you need to understand your hair and the ingredients you are using for treating it. No chemical products can actually treat hair damages, they only maintain hair for the time being. But home/natural hair care treats it without any side effects.
The important thing you have to keep in mind while treating hair with home remedies is to not experiment by following others. Every hair has different need and you may not get good results with what your friend is getting from.
Dryness is the most common hair condition. Dryness is of two types, natural and post chemicals. Both need regular moisturising. Conditioners, hair spa or any other chemical based products or treatments only give temporary effects. You need to do something better. Preconditioning is the answer. Apply oil for 5 minutes daily before wash. Use mustard/coconut oil for this treatment. It is also important to keep your body hydrated, drink plenty of fluids, especially water, juices and soups. Avoid direct heat with hot styling tools and sun.
Dullness of hair happens when it is not maintained well during summer. If your hair texture is oily or normal, you can apply henna mixed with water and a spoon of curd. This gives a good control to oily scalp and adds natural gloss to the colour of hair. It adds bounce also to flat hair. Henna should be applied only for 15 minutes before wash.
Almost all of us get split ends in hair. They make hair look rough and out of style. Sadly split hair cannot be treated with any kind of products. Once you have it, you have to cut it. Be regular with your haircuts during summer, be gentle while brushing and washing. If you are regular with preconditioning, you will not get split ends.
Dandruff is common and gets severe if not treated on time. To treat dandruff, it’s important to keep hair clean all the time. Wash hair daily with natural water at normal temperature. Avoid hot water bath in summer. Also, mix turmeric (haldi) with water and apply it on the scalp for 15 minutes before washing once in 15 days. Haldi is very good for treating dandruff but daily wash is a must. In case you find oily dandruff in hair, wash hair frequently and do not apply any hair care pack on the scalp. Consulting a doctor in case of oily dandruff is a must.
Hair fall is something you get every season, but it increases in summer and rain. It happens because of excessive sweating and heat. You must work on a healthy diet and have lots of fluids, salads, seasonal vegetables.
Be regular with haircut and cleaning. Preconditioning and daily wash is the most helpful in case of hair fall. Apply oil to hair for 10 minutes daily before wash and avoid hair shampoo. If your hair is clean, it will not fall. Haircut takes off the extra weight from the scalp and makes ends healthy, which work for hair fall. No medicine or treatment works better than preconditioning, wash and cut for hairfall.
Complicated treatments are not always effective. Hair care should be easy, which you can regular maintain. Also do not follow others in hair care. Remember one thing, clean hair is healthy hair and what you eat is what you get.