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    Summer’s scorching heatwaves can wreak havoc on your hair, leaving it dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage. The relentless sun, dust, and sweat create a cocktail of problems – dandruff, itching, and even rashes on the scalp. But fear not! Here are eight tips to keep your hair healthy and manageable through the summer: 

     

    1. Wash Regularly, Cleanse Wisely: Wash your hair at least three times a week with a mild or herbal shampoo. This is especially important if you sweat a lot, wear a helmet daily, or face significant dust and pollution. Shampoos’ harsh chemicals can strip hair of natural oils, so opt for gentle cleansers. 

     

    1. Less is More: While hair products can add shine and style, excessive use can clog your scalp and make your hair greasy. These products create a barrier that traps dirt and oil, leading to a heavy, weighed-down look. Choose multi-purpose products suited to your scalp type and use them sparingly. 

     

    1. Hands Off!: We all have the habit of touching our hair throughout the day. Unfortunately, this transfers oil and dirt from our hands to our scalps, making them even greasier. Resist the urge and keep your hands out of your hair! 

     

    1. Ditch the Rough Towel: Avoid rubbing your wet hair with a towel. This creates friction, damages hair strands, and removes essential moisture. Instead, pat your hair dry with a soft cotton cloth. Microfiber towels are also a gentle option. 

     

    1. Eat Right, Hydrate Well: What you eat affects your hair too! Focus on easily digestible, light, and fresh foods. Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, and water. Consider natural cooling syrups like rose or poppy seed, alongside a balanced diet. 

     

    1. Shield Your Hair: Protect your hair from the sun and dust whenever you step outside, even for a short while. Cover your head with a cotton dupatta, scarf, or cap. If you wear a helmet, put on a thin cotton cloth liner underneath to absorb sweat and prevent irritation. 

     

    1. Skip the Strong Hold: Hairsprays and mousses offer styling benefits but can dry out your hair and make it feel stiff. Opt for natural styling products with lighter hold, or use essential oils and silicones to manage frizz and maintain your desired look. 

     

    1. Cob Wisely: Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair, especially when wet. Brushing wet hair can cause breakage. Start from the ends and gently work your way up to remove tangles, avoiding the roots, which can tighten knots further. 

     

    By following these simple tips, you can combat the summer heat and keep your hair healthy, shiny, and manageable throughout the season. So, flaunt your summer style with confidence, knowing your locks can handle the heat! 

     

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