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Say goodbye to summer hair problems with these tips

Manage your hair better in the summer with these tips.

summer hairHair is our crowning glory but due to factors like stress, pollution, improper care, etc, it can be damaged easily. Every once in a while everyone faces hair problems. Even change in seasons affect our hair in adverse ways. Dull hair, dandruff and excessive hair fall summer brings a whole lot of hair problems.

Colouring your locks or taking a cool dip in the pool may be a problem for your hair during summer. Know how to protect your precious locks. Kiran Lohia, managing director, Lumiere Dermatology suggests the following tips:

Hair colour fading: The sun's strong rays can often cause your hair colour to change due to its temporary bleaching effects. Wear a hat to protect hair. If not that, you can wear products with sun protection on your tresses.

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Green hair: Swimming is a great way to cool yourself, but the chlorine present in it can make your hair turn green. Look for chlorine-removing shampoos so that your hair can return to its natural colour! And, try to wear a swim cap to reduce the amount of chlorine your hair is exposed to.

Forehead breakouts because of bangs: Greasy bangs sticking to the face can block your skin's pores leading to breakouts. Try to keep your bangs or hair off your face so that your skin can breathe.

Here are a few more tips to keep your hair in beautiful this season:

  • Avoid using the blow-dryer and other styling products that use heat as far as possible. If you really need to, condition your hair and apply serum before you do.
  • Avoid hot showers. Use lukewarm or cold water to wash your hair.
  • Use a moisturizing shampoo instead of your usual one. If you need to wash hair daily, use a mild daily-use shampoo.
  • Keep your hair tied in a bun or ponytail whenever possible. Or if you're adventurous, go for a short, chic style instead.
  • If you're going on a vacation in the sun, avoid colouring your hair just before you leave. The UV rays in the summer sun can change your hair colour.
  • During the summer, pamper your hair with deep conditioning treatments at the salon or at home. Massage your scalp with warm olive or coconut oil for around 10 minutes and then use a towel soaked in warm water to cover your hair.Another home conditioning treatment involves a mixture of curd, eggs and olive oil.
  • Drink lots of water, tender coconut water and lemonade to keep yourself and your hair hydrated. Eat lots of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies to give your tresses the nutrition they need.

With inputs from IANS

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