The summer is in full bloom this month and with this season’s changes in weather come welcome changes in our wardrobes and daytime routines.
Did we ever think to switch up our beauty routines as well? Sure, those of us with longer hair might tie up their locks to keep cool, but seasonal weather can change the way your hair behaves and therefore, how you treat it.
The dreaded humidity of the spring and summer often leaves us with excessive frizz and sweat, while winter causes more dry and itching scalps than any other season. If you’ve ever wondered why or what you can do to treat your hair no matter the conditions, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Anything from temperature to pollution can cause dramatic changes in the way your hair and skin react to moisture. High humidity can cause frizziness and other issues affecting appearance and manageability when it comes to hair. When we are trying to look our best despite the heat, a good conditioner and anti-frizz spray can be your best friends.
When summer has begun, and the sun’s UV rays are at their strongest, your hair can become brittle and dry, posing a risk of breakage if you leave your hair exposed too long. It is also essential to be aware of sun exposure if you want to protect color-dyed hair. UV rays act much like bleach as they can cause significant fading. Even on undyed hair, the sun tends to drain our naturally produced melanin.
If you’re looking forward to a fun time at the beach, be sure to protect yourself from saltwater; it weakens your hair, making it brittle and breakable. The same goes for chlorinated water if you want a dip in the pool. Protect your hair with swim caps, breathable hats, or UV protective products to avoid the worst of it.
Though the sun is less of a problem this time of year, winter brings its own unique threats to the table. These conditions pose more of a problem for your scalp than your hair directly. A flaky scalp can be the result of winter’s dry air. If you are itching to scratch at your head even if it means ruining your hair, your scalp is probably experiencing a dry spell. This can be cause for concern, especially if you’re worried about thinning hair, as a flaky scalp can cause hair to shed faster than usual.
Luckily, there are many shampoos and other products just for this problem. Make sure you are taking care of both your hair and your scalp, as each affects the other. Since winter means wearing warmer clothing, if you live in a colder climate, remember that wearing thick winter hats can make your head sweat, causing frizz even in the dry air.
How are you managing your seasonal hair changes? Feel free to always contact us here at Allusions for any hair loss or wig needs!