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What's the damage? Easy fixes for your worst summer hair problems

Shahnaz Husain *



There's a lot to love about summer, but awkward tan lines , sun ravaged dry hair , ugly sweat stains, are some of the embarrassing summer beauty issues that are coming our way.

With a little care like bearing turban, drying your hair with a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel , use an Argan oil in your wet hair,using a wide toothed comb you can look drop dead gorgeous by taking simple home remedies instead of costly spa treatments for summer hair troubles even if you are sunning and funning regularly in open sky.

Sun UV rays are extremely damaging to the hair .and protection of hair by using hats, headscarves, turban etc are very important to maintain your hair fresh, virbrant and rejuvenated.

Hair color fades with every washing . Avoid swimming pools, as chlorine based water with bacteria and virsus contaimination can bring havoc on your hair . Always use plain natural water for hair washing and use of harsh detergents in conventional shampoos is extremely damaging to your hair .

Dryness, dullness, split ends, dandruff and most importantly hair fall are most common problems our hair faces during summer .Hair & skin mostly get dehydrated and lifeless during summers and dealing with these problems is not difficult if you know your hair texture and conditioning.

The best is to go the natural way, yes trying natural home remedies . But before starting with home remedies, you need to understand your hair & the ingredients you are using for treating it.

No chemical products can actually treat hair damages, they only maintain hair for the time being. But home/natural hair care treats it without any side effects. The important thing you have to keep in mind while treating hair with home remedies is to not experiment by following others.

Every hair has different needs, you may not get good results with what your friend is getting from. Dryness is the most common hair condition. Dryness is of two types, natural and post chemicals. Both need regular moisturizing.

Conditioners, hair spa or any other chemical based products or treatments only give temporary effects. You need to do something better. Preconditioning is the answer. Apply oil for 5 minutes daily before wash.

Use Mustard/coconut oil for this treatment Mustard oil /coconut oil or any physically processed oil is the best for hair and preconditioning with it controls dryness very well. It is also important to keep your body hydrated, drink plenty of fluids, especially water,juices and soups . Avoid direct heat with hot styling tools and sun.

Dullness of hair happens when it is not maintained well during summers especially if it is chemically treated. If your hair texture is oily or normal, you can apply henna mixed with water and a spoon of curd. This gives a good control to oily scalp and add natural gloss to the color of hair. It add bounce also to flat hair. Henna should be applied only for 15 minutes before wash.

Almost all of us get split ends in hair. They make hair look rough and out of style. Sadly split hair cannot be treated with any kind of products. Once you have it, you have to cut it. Be regular with your haircuts during summers, be gentle while brushing and washing. If you are regular with Preconditioning, you will not get split ends.

So regular haircut & preconditioning to control split hair. Dandruff is common and gets severe if not treated on time. To treat dandruff, it's important to keep hair clean all the time. Wash hair daily with natural water on normal temprature .Avod hot water bath in summers .

Also mix turmeric (haldi) with water and apply it on the scalp for 15 minutes before washing once in 15 days. Haldi is very good for treating dandruff but daily wash is a must. In case you find oily dandruff in hair, wash hair frequently and do not apply any hair care pack on the scalp.

Consulting a doctor in the case of oily dandruff is a must. Hair fall is something you get in every season, but it increases majorly in summers and rains. It happens because of excessive sweating and heat. You must work on a healthy diet having lots of fluids, salads,seasonal vegetables etc. Be regular with haircut and cleaning.

Preconditionig & daily wash is the most helpful in hair fall. Apply oil to hair for 10 minutes daily before wash and aviod hair shampoo. If your hair is clean, it will not fall. Haircut takes off the extra weight from the scalp also makes ends healthy which work for hair fall.

No medicine or treatment work better than preconditioning, wash and cut for hairfall. Complicated treatments are not always effective. Hair care should be easy which you can regular maintain. Also do not follow other in hair care, everyone has a different hair needs and require different treatments. Styles,Fashions keep changing but not hair health needs.

Remember one thing, clean hair is healthy hair and what you eat is what you get!

Take care of your hair this summer in the natural style .


* Shahnaz Husain wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The author is international fame beauty expert and is called herbal queen of India
This article was webcasted on April 20 2019.



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