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As we are on the cusp of another season change, it becomes essential to take extra care of ourselves. Looking after our hair during the transitioning season can be a tricky task as the humidity and heat around us are constantly changing. As the weather changes, the following tips could be helpful to keep your hair healthy and safe:
Use a mild shampoo
A mild shampoo is absolutely essential. Make sure your shampoo is free from any harsh chemicals, such as SLS. The SLS-free shampoo is mild and cleanses gently without stripping your scalp off any natural oils.
Avoid using too much heat
Minimize the frequency of heat treatment as it can damage hair. You can use argan oil as a hair serum before applying heat to your hair as it acts as a heat protectant and minimizes heat damage.
Oil your hair regularly
If you have a dry scalp, hair oil can combat dryness. Use it as an overnight treatment to strengthen hair roots and nourish the scalp.
Maintain a healthy diet
Increase water intake and stay hydrated to flush out any toxins and to keep your hair and scalp hydrated. Eat more fruits as they are rich in vitamins and other essential nutrients.
Stop using hot water to shampoo
When washing your hair, prefer warm or cold water over hot water. Hot water can damage your hair. Use warm water for shampooing and after applying the conditioner, rinse it off with cold or room temperature water.
Trim your locks regularly
Excessive dryness can cause split-ends and as much as you care for your hair and keep it healthy, sometimes split ends are just inevitable. Trim your hair regularly to avoid dull ends.
Protect your hair from UV damage
As summer approaches, sun rays can take a toll on your locks. Exposure to excessive sun can lead to drying out of hair and scalp. Cover your hair with an umbrella, hat, or scarf.