It feels like everyone is travelling to warm places to get some sunshine, because lets face it, we haven't had much of a summer so far in England. I therefore thought I would share with you my top tips for keeping your healthy during summertime.
For me the most important thing is to drink lots of water. I know everyone always says this but its true. At the beginning of the year, I decided to drink more water so that my skin would improve. Within a few weeks I noticed that it was helping my hair as well. Not only did it have better shine, it was also less frizzy and a lot softer.
Frizzy hair affects a lot of women during the summer months and to try and help reduce it, I make sure I get my hair cut regularly, especially before a holiday, to ensure my hair is in great shape. My hair stylist also takes a look at the condition of my hair rather than just cutting it and is able to tell me what types of products I need to be using at the time. I also try to wear my hair in a loose plait when humidity is high, not only does it help to keep my hair away from my face and neck, it also keeps my hair under control. Gone are the days when I spent half an hour trying to undo knots in my frizzy hair.
As a lover of swimming, I always make sure I wash my hair as soon as I have finished swimming in the pool or sea for the day. Salt water makes my hair extremely dry and straw-like and I always worry about what the chemicals they clean the pools with will do to my hair. After all - what exactly do they put in the pools and how can that damage our hair?
When washing my hair on holiday, I tend to stick to one brand's product range - The Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo and Conditioner. For me, these are the best products to use. With the mixture of sun, sand and sea drying out my hair, I like to try and put some moisture back into my hair but usually haven't got the space to carry bottles of hair treatments in my suitcase. Using the Miracle Moist shampoo and conditioner everyday leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and I've even noticed it helps the elasticity of my hair so that it looks less damaged.
My last top tip is one that I have had to learn the hard way. Make sure you wear a hat when out in the sun to protect your scalp from burning, otherwise it will be an incredibly painful process to try and brush your hair. Unfortunately, it has taken me years to do this and I used to just put up with the pain, because I didn't want to put a sunscreen in my hair which would make it heavy and greasy. Wearing a hat means that my scalp is more protected and less lightly to peel which is great because dandruff is never a good look.
I would love to hear what you top tips and tricks are for looking after your hair during summer.
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