So, after another break from blogging, I'm back and hopefully for good this time and I'm starting off again with a post all about hair. In particular, how to deal with it in the summer months when the weather is humid and hot which can wreak havoc on your hair. So let's get started!
As the temperature increase during the season, greasy hair can become a problem. Washing your hair more often seems like the obvious thing to do here but overwashing your hair can actually be doing more harm than good. If your hair too often you are stripping your hair of it’s natural oils which protects and nourishes the hair. This can lead to dry, frizzy hair. Your hair reacts to this by producing more and more sebum to compensate for the lack of oil present on the hair. And this leads us back to the original problem of greasy hair! You would be better off just using some dry shampoo if things start to get a bit oily too quickly. The Colab dry shampoo by RuthCrilly is by far my favourite dry shampoo on the market. It doesn’t leave a white cast on my dark hair and it doesn’t have a sticky texture either. It just disappears into your hair and leaves it feeling fresh as a daisy!
Between the sun, salt water and chlorine hair really does get a battering in the summer time in relation to dryness. To combat this I useLush’s Jungle solid conditioner. I quickly smooth this over the ends of my hair every second day or so (usually just when I see it lying around). Before I wash my hair, I go to town on it! I run it along the lengths of my hair, ensuring I get every strand! I have talked about his stuff before so I won’t bore you with the details again, but this stuff basically makes your hair super soft and keeps it healthy for longer!
As well as feeling dry, hair can also be looking a little lacklustre. Another product which I have already spoken about before is the John Freida Frizz Ease serum. Apply it to soaking wet hair and once it’s dry, your hair will be looking and feeling soft and sleek as if you just stepped straight out of a salon! This product is also really inexpensive and a little goes along way so it really is a good one to pick up if you are looking for an instant boost for your hair!
Whenever I think of summer hair looks, I envisage effortless beachy waves blowing in the winds. But, ain’t nobody got time to faff around with crimping tongs and the likes! Instead, I spray my hair with water (or if you’re feeling extra fancy you could a sea salt spray) until it's nice and damp and do a French plait on either side of my head. I sleep on it and undo the plait in the morning Et Voila! You’ll be looking perfectly tousled with this truly effortless hairstyle.
So that’s all for this week’s post! Let me know what your top tips for keeping hair looking fresh and fab during the summer season in the comments below!