What’s this? A sun that actually generates warmth? Going outside without a coat? Walks in the rain that manage to be romantic rather than painful? But there’s a dark side to this welcome warmth. As the temperature changes, your hair becomes more fragile and prone to shedding, exacerbated by excessive sun exposure, whilst April raindrops wash away the natural oils. So what to do during the spring days when the last thing you want to do is hide your hair under a hat? Perhaps you need a new spring hair care routine…
Spring Hair Care Tips To Avoid Breakage
Should you wash your hair frequently during warmer weather? Protect it from raindrops transferring dirt from the air to the scalp? Our advice…don’t. The more you wash and shampoo your locks the more you risk breakage and washing out the natural oils, which keep your scalp healthy.
Similarly, you might want to adjust your spring hair care routine by brushing out your hair before showering, and switching out heat-based curling methods for gentler ones such as rollers – this prevents fragility and minimises spring shedding.
Hair Care Tips To Nourish Your Scalp
If you have a dry scalp, or your hair washing has already proved too rigorous, there are plenty of ways in which to supplement the oils in your hair, so don’t panic!
You can massage a teaspoon of coconut oil, argan oil, or a mixture of plant-based hair oils (olive, almond, castor) into your scalp to rejuvenate it. Following this spring hair care tip will also reduce dandruff and promote hair growth – bonus!
There’s also the option to supplement your spring diet with foods high in oils and fatty acids, such as certain types of fish (mackerel, salmon, herring). Avocados, nuts and seeds are brilliant repositories of vitamins and essential fatty acids (and they taste delicious)! Even dark chocolate has a lot to offer, containing nutrients which prevent sun damage and improve hair quality.
Alternative Ways To Care For Your Hair This Spring
Consider nourishing your hair with a leave-in treatment. Hair masks are sometimes applied dry, sometimes wet and some are left on while you sleep, whichever suits your spring hair care routine.
Or there are leave-in conditioners – there are hundreds of different products available to you! They do everything from nourishing split ends to reducing frizz. They also add moisture and eliminate tangles after washing. Easy-peasy to apply, just towel dry your hair after washing and then smooth the conditioner in. Brush, and either style or leave alone to dry. Minimal effort, leaving you to take that walk in the park or sun yourself in the garden while the oils and butters do their thing.
You now know how to prepare your natural hair for the upcoming spring sunshine and April showers, but Flip-In Hair is here for your style queries as well as your hair care! Call us on 01926 659 500 or email email@example.com to get in contact.
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