Hot and dry weather can rob your hair of life and vitality. The sun beating down on the scalp, and the dry, dusty winds can render your hair lifeless and make it prone to breakage. A few common problems that people living in a hot and dry climate like Singapore often experience frizziness, dryness, grey hair and split ends. Apart from undergoing regular scalp treatment, there are some other things you can do and here are a few tips to make sure your hair does not have to undergo all the damage!
Trim those tresses
Cutting your hair short is a good way to start all over again. Longer hair can develop split ends more easily because of greater exposure to the sun. Secondly, the heat and radiation not only dry your hair, but also leads to grey hair. If you don’t live in a region that is permanently hot and dry, you can always keep trimming and wait for the season to get over.
Cleanse inside out
Hair is always prone to catching sand particles and other debris that can damage the scalp. Cleansing can be done by washing of the hair with any good shampoo suited for your own scalp and hair. This is essential to keep the scalp active and fresh, and to kill any bacteria. After shampooing, use a moisturizing conditioner to eliminate dryness. If your hair has a tendency for dryness, you can apply argan oil on your hair before going to bed. Cleanse your hair at least once a month, or more frequently, depending on your hair’s requirement.
Wear a hat and use sunscreen for hair
Get a sun hat that is broad enough to protect your scalp from sun rays and allows for proper ventilation of air. Often, hats can also be physician-endorsed, that is, checked according to their Ultraviolet Protection Factor. Sunscreens for hair, too, are easily available in the market, and do the same job of protecting the sensitive scalp from the sun’s UV rays. As we always say, prevention is better than cure.
Moisturize your hair
Moisturize your hair down to the cuticles with moisturizing shampoos. Massage lightly over the scalp, rather than at the tips. Use a clarifying shampoo if your hair is greasy. Now, follow up with a good conditioner and shower with warm water. This allows the steam to relax your follicles, so that your hair absorbs more moisture. Afterwards, rinse with cold water, so that the moisture is locked in the cuticles. Dab a towel over your hair and finally, air-dry it and finish off with a serum for smoothing. A hair spa can also help moisturize your hair.
Drinking sufficient water is as important for your hair as it is for your body. Not only should you drink three liters of water a day, but also consume daily intake of fruits and vegetables. If possible, add a multivitamin to your daily diet, since it provides minerals and oils essential for good hair. Lastly, remember to sleep well and make exercising part of your health and wellness regime!