It ’s second nature to protect your skin in the summertime but protecting your scalp and hair from the sun, salt and heat is equally important. “I see a lot of clients with sun burnt scalps and other sun-related hair damage, but there’s also damage that can occur as a result of wearing hats and scarves that trap bacteria and lead to irritation, Here are three ways to keep your scalp happy and healthy this summer.
Offer scalp-soothing and cooling pre-shampoo treatments. These help to minimize damage and irritation from sun exposure. A great natural remedy is to refrigerate aloe vera gel, or soothing oils like peppermint and jojoba, and gently massage them on the scalp. The restructuring and protective action helps balance the scalp and restores its natural ability to protect against further aggression.
Choose steam over dryers and lights to open the cuticle during treatments and processing. The steam allows water bonds in the hair fibers to be filled with intense moisture, helping to cut down on frizz in the summer heat. And lets not forget about UV protection for hair color as well as for your scalp.
Hydrating shampoos, conditioners and masques. We all shampoo more frequently in the summer months and it’s crucial to use products based on hair type or texture. For example, for those with thicker, coarser hair texture need very creamy, intense moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. I Encourage clients to liberally use the moisturizer on their scalps and ends. For thin-haired clients, lead them to gentle shampoos and conditioners that assist with regulating oil production. Frequent shampooing and the over production of sweat and oil that comes with summer weather can easily damage hair.