Thursday, April 26, 2012


The summer is approaching and it is getting hotter day by day, your skin and Hair needs a special attention especially from drying and harmful sunrays. It’s necessary to understand the effects of summer season. Summer Skin Care has been already posted in this blog.

Hairs are very important for your graceful personality that is why never ignoring your hair cares especially hair care in summer. You have read enough hair care in summer guidelines and I am sure that following guidelines for hair care in summer will be help full to you.

Protection from Sun
Sun affects not only your skin, it also affect your hair. It’s the enemy of your hairs because it is consist of heat, UVA, UVB rays that can damage your hair.

Overuse of heat appliances
During the summer, over use of hot irons and hair dryers can damage your hairs. Before using a hot iron put a leave in conditioner in your hair.

Chlorine and salt water
Chlorine and salt water can dry, discolour, and damage your hair. It is striping natural protein. You wash your hair thoroughly immediately upon exiting the pool every time with a clarifying shampoo and moisturizing conditioner.

Hair care tips for summer

An effective hair care discipline involves cleansing, toning, conditioning and oiling routines carried out in a systematic fashion.

In summer, hair should be washed three times a week or more, if needed. But use a small quantity of shampoo and choose a mild, herbal one. Regular shampooing of hair frees it from dirt, thus cleansing it and giving it the much desired shiny look. But shampoos must be selected cautiously, according to your hair type- normal, oily or dry. For a specific hair type, a specific shampoo has to be used. But always remember to use a good shampoo or a mild shampoo. A harsh shampoo or soap can cause a great deal of damage to your tresses.

Cleansing of hair
1. Squeezed lemons can be soaked overnight and the water can then be used to clean the hair.

2. Rub lemon juice all over your scalp and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse off.

3. Mix equal quantities of onion and lemon juice and apply to your hair before shampoo.

Toning of hair

Gentle massage of the hair leads to hair toning. It helps to stimulate the blood circulation leading to a healthy growth.

1. AMLA (Emblica Officinalis) is a known hair tonic and a hair nourisher. It also promotes hair pigmentation, which makes the hair look dark. Soak amla in water overnight. Use this water to rinse hair.

2. Mix equal amounts of dried shikakai (Acacia Cancinna), amla (Emblica Officinalis) and reetha (Soapnut) and powder them. They can either be mixed and then powdered or powdered first and then mixed together. Soak 2-3 handfuls of this mixture over night in some water. It should not be too thin. Next day sieve it and use it to wash hair. It also promotes hair growth and prevents dandruff.

Conditioning of hair
It is the most vital part of hair care. It aims at correcting the imbalance, caused due to harsh cleansing, sun or application of harsh chemicals such as hair lotions. After shampooing your hair, apply a good conditioner. A leave- in conditioner forms a coating on the hair preventing dirt and pollution from setting down in the process.

1. Amla, shikakai powder mixed with curd is a good conditioner and should be made use of.

2 Egg is a natural conditioner and gives bounce and shine to the hair

3. Lemon acts as a natural conditioner and used to make hair silkier and add shine to it.

4. BEER You can simply apply flat beer before washing hair. It helps in toning and conditioning the hair. It adds bounce and shine to the hair making it silky and shiny.

Oiling of hair
Oiling at least once a week is necessary which improves the quality of your hair. It strengthens the hair roots, removes dryness in hair, and gets rid of dandruff and repairs hair damage. The application of oil also facilitates the message which helps in the circulation of the blood. This in turn is responsible for good hair

1.Boil some dried amla pieces in coconut oil for a few minutes. Cool and sieve. Massage hair regularly with this oil for thick and lustrous hair. It also works as a hair tonic for enriching hair growth and prevent hair loss

2. Massaging with aroma oils once a week reduces hair fall and makes them soft and silky. Rosemary oil can also be used.

Frequent application of henna (Lawsonia inermis) further dries your hair, but application before a dance party or any other function will help keep hair soft and shiny.

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