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It’s summer time and your hair needs a lot of care. Here’s how

The dry and hot summer months in India can be punishing for the hair. Here are some simple tricks that can go a long way in giving you those luscious ‘happy’ hair.

health and fitness Updated: May 04, 2016 11:41 IST
Summers affect our hair too, making them dull and dry.
Summers affect our hair too, making them dull and dry. (Shutterstock)

Troubled with bad hair during summers? It’s only natural. With heat, humidity and dust playing spoilsport to the hair during summer time, there is an absolute need for extra dose of nourishment for your tresses! To begin with, ensure you condition your hair to avoid dull and dry tresses, experts say.

Thirumal Raj, CEO and Founder of Advanced Beauty and Cosmetic Clinic, summed up a few tips stressing the importance of conditioning to avoid dull and dry hair. Besides, drinking lots of water and eating the right food is crucial to promoting hair growth, he points out.

Here are a few tips summed up by Raj:

1.Regular hair wash

Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair in summer months. (Shutterstock)

Pollution and dust combined with sweat tend to accumulate on the scalp, which results in hair fall. Choose a shampoo that removes the right amount of oil from your scalp. Wash hair frequently with a mild shampoo and a good conditioner to stop your hair from splitting and drying out.

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2.Deep conditioning

Deep conditioning is essential for good hair in summers. (Shutterstock)

Summer heat can wreak havoc with your hair and can leave it dull and dry. Conditioning becomes imperative in this scenario. Oil your hair regularly to revitalize dull and dry strands of hair. A little oil on the scalp helps stimulate blood flow and relieves stress. You can also apply some Shea butter on the strands for a lustrous post-wash look. An easy hack for making an effective conditioner at home is rinsing your hair with diluted apple cider.

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3.Eat and drink right

It is advisable to consume healthy foods such as green leafy vegetables, salads and fresh fruits to improve the condition of your hair in the summer. Low water intake in this season can cause dehydration. This will not only damage your skin but will also lead to hair loss and dry scalp. Drink plenty of water and eat the right food to promote hair growth.

4. Use a scarf

Use a scarf to avoid pollutants and the heat. (Shutterstock)

It is essential to cover head with a cotton scarf to protect tresses from the scorching heat. This will also save your hair from dust, pollution and wind.

5. Trim it or keep it short

To escape from the sweltering heat and humid climate, it is advisable to keep your hair short or trim them. Have your hair trimmed once a month to remove any dry or split ends that may have occurred in the summer. Cutting tresses short means low maintenance, which will keep the hair thicker, too.