Guest Author - Samantha Jackson
When the seasons change, it's a perfect time to think about trying a new hairstyle. And, while you're at it, this is also a great time to pay attention to the health of your hair.
If you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors, whether you're on the beach or on the ski slopes, you need to remember that sun can damage your hair just like it damages your skin. There's even a chance that the UV rays can change your hair color.
Here are a few tips for keeping your healthy:
1. Use Sulfate Free Shampoo
Many shampoos have detergents in them called sulfates that can be harsh on your hair. The end result is dry and frizzy hair. So stay away from shampoo that has sulfate in it. Sulfate-free shampoo will keep your hair much healthier. And make sure you use conditioner regularly to help keep moisture in your hair.
2. Save Some Time to Deep Condition
The natural oils in your hair can dry out quickly and look frizzy when exposed to too much sun and wind. A good way to help prevent this is to do an overnight conditioning treatment. This intensive conditioning will put the moisture back in your hair and keep it looking nice. If you do this once a month, your hair will always be in top condition.
3. Be Careful With Heat
The frizzies tends to be a problem for many people when the weather is humid. And if you use a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron to keep you hair tame, this can make the frizzies even worse since they tend to dry your hair out. You can do two things to lessen the effects of these heated hair appliances. First of all, you can stay away from styling with heat by going with an air-dry style. If that doesn't work for you, make sure you use a heat protecting styling spray when using your appliances.
4. Sunscreen for Your Hair
When we go out for a long day in the sun the first thing we usually do is put sunscreen on our skin. It's also a good idea to protect your hair in the same way. One thing you can do is wear a hat. But if youíre swimming or you want to show off your hairstyle, you can use a leave-in conditioner with SPF. Itís like sunscreen for your hair!