5 Ways to Fight Hairloss this Summer

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The fight against hairloss never stops, even during the summer season. In fact, it’s when your hair needs the most protection.

How to fight hairloss in the summer

Everyone knows that the sun’s rays can cause damage to the skin, but did you know that it can do the same for the hair?

When your hair is exposed to the sun over long periods, the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can damage the cuticle, or the outside layer of the hair strand. This leaves the hair’s inner part exposed, making it prone to breakage and split ends. When hair is damaged, it appears dry and is difficult to style.

Don’t let your guard down this summer and keep your hair healthy with these tips:

1.    Wear a hat.

If you know you’ll be out in the sun for long periods, wear a hat outside or bring an umbrella to cover your head with.

2.    Wash your hair before and after you swim.

This is especially true when you’re swimming in a chlorinated pool. The chlorine damages the hair’s keratin, allowing sun and heat to penetrate the hair easily. After swimming, wash your hair with clear water to get rid of the excess pool water.

3.    Avoid heat styling.

Your hair is already subjected to enough heat outside; you don’t want to damage it any further. If you absolutely have to use heat styling tools, use protective serum and avoid going through the same section of hair twice.

4.    Use clarifying shampoo.

If you have an oily scalp, expect it to get worse in the summer. Heat causes the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, and coupled with sweat, it makes the hair look and feel greasier and dirtier. Shampoo regularly with your usual shampoo,  then use clarifying shampoo at least once a week to remove buildup.

5.    Use gentle hair accessories.

Your hair is already vulnerable to the elements, so you’ll want to avoid further damage caused by styling. Use gentle accessories like ponytail holders without metal clasps or fabric headbands that fit comfortably.

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