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Hair Care Routine In Summer

Written By healthkart
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

Hair Care Routine In Summer
Tips for Hair Care During Summers
Foods Rich in Biotin

Summers are usually fun, but not as much for your hair health. Excessive heat makes hair dry, weak, and brittle; while sweat and humidity rob all the shine and lustre making your crowning glory a clumpy mess. If you want to take good care of your hair during the summer months, it is best to focus on something beyond the cosmetic applications. One of the easiest ways to counter hair health issues is to focus on your daily nutritional intake, primarily consuming foods rich in biotin — a nutrient responsible for the maintenance and growth of our hair. Moreover, it is important to have a healthy hair care routine.

Tips for Hair Care During Summers

Here are a few things that you can take care of this summer to make sure that you maintain a beautiful mane:

  1. Always remember to keep your hair covered whenever you step out in the scorching heat. A scarf, cap, or hat will protect your hair from pollutants, dirt, and the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. 
  2. Make sure to research your hair and scalp type before selecting the products you want to use. If your hair is colored you need to use a colour protect shampoo.
  3. Develop a weekly hair care regime by oiling your hair once a week, applying hair pack before hair wash, washing your hair twice a week, conditioning your hair (avoid conditioning roots/scalp as it may lead to hair fall), and having a healthy diet containing biotin food sources or supplements.
  4. Protecting your hair goes beyond using hair growth tablets. Look for some home remedies that offer deep conditioning and nourishment to your hair without exposing it to chemicals. These remedies include hair masks made from curd and aloe vera gel to keep your scalp nourished and hydrated during summers and keep frizziness at bay.
  5. It is also important not to wash your hair too often as it ends up reducing the natural oil in the scalp, leading to dry, frizzy, and brittle hair. This leaves the hair unmanageable and prone to external damage. 
  6. Avoid using sulphate or paraben based shampoos, as they dry up your hair to the point that you could possibly experience excessive hair fall
  7. When frequently washing hair, try to use natural shampoos like amla and shikakai based products or simply wash with cold water to cool off the scalp. 
  8. Never use appliances like the curling iron or the straightener on your hair if you wish to maintain the health of your strands. Such practices damage the hair even further. During summers when hair are dry and frizzy they end up breaking easily with such practices.  
  9. Eating right is as important as external applications. Your food affects your hormonal balance which in turn can also lead to hair fall if there is an imbalance. For healthy hair, eat foods rich in proteins; biotins; iron; and vitamins A, D, and C. 

Foods Rich in Biotin 

Biotin or Vitamin B7 is really helpful when it comes to your hair. It promotes the structure of keratin – an essential component of hair and is needed to strengthen the hair. Biotin also helps to keep your hair follicles healthy. 

Here are some foods rich in biotin that you can consume during summers to maintain your hair and skin health – 

  1. Egg Yolks
  2. Pulses and legumes like – rajma, chana, green grams etc.
  3. Sweet potatoes
  4. Nuts and seeds
  5. Broccoli
  6. Bananas
  7. Mushrooms

In addition, spinach, fatty fish, berries, and avocados are a few other foods that help boost hair health.

Conclusion

Taking care of your hair during the summer isn’t much of a task if you do it right. Sticking to a hair care routine and healthy diet will contribute immensely towards maintaining healthy hair. Keep the above-mentioned tips in mind to ensure the summer season doesn’t go harsh on your hair. You should also takecare of your health in Summer, many problems may occurs due to health issues.

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