With so many posters around asking people if their bodies are beach ready, it’s easy to overlook the effects of high temperatures on your hair. Unlike the winter, where the weather is cold and the risk of hair frizzing is minimal; the summer poses a completely different set of concerns. Some of us can be more prone to frizziness, while others may find their hair getting greasy in the space of just a few hours.
Hair care in the summer can be a huge priority for many and whether you’re keen to have your follicles taken care of by hair salons, or if you’d prefer to learn about ways to treat your hair from home – here are a few tips to help you to keep on top of your efforts.
There are dozens of factors that could contribute to the greasiness of your hair. If you find that your follicles are a lot greasier during the warmer months, then the chances are that you’re suffering from humidity. When our hair is exposed to particular temperatures, it can begin to process excess sebum in an effort to keep your scalp cool. As effective as sebum can be when it comes to moderating your own internal temperature; it’s one of the shiniest oils out there. So, how can you get rid of the excess?
With a quick wash using an alkaline formula of course. Sebum is acidic by nature and becomes even more acidic when it comes into contact with oxygen in the air. By using an organic shampoo; or by having a hair stylist use one on your scalp, you could be rid of the excess production for days on end.
Hair frizzing can be a huge problem – especially for those with natural curls, or thick, bushy hair growth. The frizzier your hair gets, the more problematic it can become. Using conditioners can help, but as they often contain high volumes of oils and other liquids, they can sometimes leave your hair feeling greasy instead.
Fortunately, there’s no better treatment for frizzing hair than cold temperatures. Just a moderately cold shower can help, but why is that exactly? Well, it has a lot to do with how different temperatures can affect your hair follicles. Heat causes expansion, which can add volume and contribute to frizziness. On the other hand, cold helps cells to contract and smaller roots means tighter hair – or less frizzing in general.