7 Summer Hair Care Habits for Better Hair

7 Summer Hair Care Habits for Better Hair

With summer comes a plethora of hair issues, from dryness and frizz to an oily, itchy scalp. And there’s so much more to hair care than shampoo and conditioner. With the sweltering summer heat, it's time to give your hair some much-needed TLC to ensure it stays healthy and vibrant. So, along with suggesting a warm weather-approved hair care routine, we’ve got a few simple summer hair care habits for this season. Let’s dive into how to get summer-ready hair that shines under the sun.

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Shield Against Sun Damage

It's essential to take the necessary precautions to keep your hair healthy and protected from the damaging effects of the sun. Shield your strands from UV rays by using a hat or a scarf when out in the sun for prolonged periods. Additionally, investing in a quality UV-protectant hair product can provide a layer of defence against sun damage.

Hair Protection Serum

You can add the Hair Protection Serum by iluvia to your hair care routine for summer for protection against UV light. Not only will you be safeguarding your hair, but you will also be protecting it from other environmental damage caused by humidity and pollution. This will ensure your hair remains strong and vibrant throughout the summer season.

Protect from Sweat and Oil

Preserving your hair from perspiration and oil accumulation in the summer is essential to guarantee that it looks its best. While sweating in summer is natural, salt and moisture can lead to greasy, flat hair if left unaddressed.

The salts and minerals in sweat pile up on the scalp. The build-up causes scalp issues, such as irritation and clogging of the hair follicles. The sweat travels down the hair shaft, making the hair look dull and greasy. As sweat is mostly made up of water, the excess moisture in your hair also causes damage like frizz, breakage, dryness and temporary hair loss. The moisture and build-up can also lead to bacterial and fungal infections.

Hard Water Shampoo

To combat this, consider using a clarifying shampoo – the iluvia Hard Water Shampoo – that cleanses excess oil, sweat and build-up from your hair and scalp while also adding volume and texture to your hair.

Another hair care tip is to opt for hairstyles that keep your hair off your face and neck, reducing the chances of sweat and oil transfer. When styling your hair, use lightweight products that won't contribute to sweat and oil build-up. Look for products labelled as oil-free or non-comedogenic to ensure they won't clog your pores or add unnecessary grease to your hair.

Preserve Hair Colour

When hair is exposed to the harsh sun, it becomes more susceptible to photodamage, an impact caused by UV light. UV light damages the proteins and pigment (melanin) in hair, causing hair colour to lose its vibrancy and fade faster than normal. As it damages the hair structure, hair strands also become brittle and dry, and the cuticles become more fragile and prone to damage.

To protect your hair colour from UV rays and heat and prolong its life, it’s recommended to use a summer hair care routine made specifically for coloured and treated hair.

Complete Colour Lock System

Read more about using the Complete Colour Lock System to preserve hair colour here.

Saturate Your Hair Before Swimming

Who doesn’t like swimming during summer? If you take a dip in the pool often, you should think about this hair care habit – protecting your hair from chlorine. Your hair is extremely absorbent, so when you wet it, it soaks in the water. This is why swimming in a pool with high chlorine levels causes your hair to absorb the chemical.

Regular exposure to chlorine can damage hair. The chemical removes the hair’s natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. It weakens the hair, making it porous and causing split ends and breakage. It can also affect the scalp, resulting in dandruff or irritation.

Intensive Hair Care Serum
Pure Argan Oil

Saturating your hair with regular tap water and also applying a few drops of the Intensive Hair Care Serum or 100% Pure Argan Oil will help protect it from chlorine’s damaging effects.

Embrace Natural Ingredients for Lustre

One of the best hair care habits for achieving healthy hair in summer is to use natural ingredients, which can be your best friend. Although hair care products that contain harsh ingredients, such as sulphates, silicones, alcohol and parabens, cleanse the hair, they also dry out the hair and scalp and affect their overall health. So, look for products that contain nourishing, allergen-free ingredients to help add shine and vitality to your hair. These natural ingredients can help repair and strengthen your strands, leaving them looking healthy and radiant. You can add lustre to your hair and maintain its best appearance throughout the summer by using products containing natural ingredients in your summer hair care regimen.

Eat Better, Stay Hydrated

One of the most effective ways to ensure your hair stays healthy during summer is by focusing on your diet. Drinking plenty of water is important for maintaining an adequate oil-moisture balance in your hair, as dehydration can also lead to dryness and brittleness. Omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods can also help strengthen your hair from the inside out. By including the healthy hair care habit of prioritising hydration and incorporating nutrient-rich foods, you can give your hair the boost it needs to thrive in the summer heat.

Revamp Your Hair Care Routine for Summer

Make the switch to natural, nutrient-rich products to help you achieve the gorgeous, glossy hair you desire.

Pro Maintenance System

The iluvia Pro Maintenance System includes a Sulfate Free ShampooHair Repair Mask and Hair Protection Serum to cleanse, repair and protect hair, making it ideal for the warm weather.

Start by cleansing your hair with the Sulfate Free Shampoo. It was created with a mild yet powerful micro-emulsion composition that cleans the hair and scalp while preserving and shielding dry, brittle hair from further harm. By maintaining the ideal moisture-oil balance and safeguarding the natural lipid barrier, it leaves hair feeling silky, smooth, and supple while reducing frizz and dryness.

Next, move on to applying the Hair Repair Mask from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. This hair mask is perfect for summer because it has a moisture-repelling, hydrophobic formula that prevents damage, wards off split ends and breakage, reduces frizz and tangles and gives the hair a long-lasting softness.

After rinsing the hair mask and drying your hair, apply the Hair Protection Serum to protect your hair from environmental stressors, including UV light, pollution and humidity – all concerns during summer. The antioxidant-rich serum also shields the hair from free radical damage that breaks down hair colour.

So, don't let the heat and humidity get the best of your hair – take proactive measures to keep it looking its best all summer. Prioritise your hair care habits to maintain healthy summer hair. Start now and watch your hair glow all season long.

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