Tips to take care of your locks this summer

In the summer season, along with the skin, the hair also gets affected and due to harmful sun rays, heat, and sweat, the health of the scalp starts getting affected. The hair either becomes too oily or it becomes frizzy. In both cases, the hair does not look good: Shahnaz Husain

| Updated: 30 March, 2024 12:15 pm IST
Shahnaz Husain- Founder & Chairman cum Managing Director- The Shahnaz Husain Group

In the summer season, along with the skin, the hair also gets affected and due to harmful sun rays, heat, and sweat, the health of the scalp starts getting affected. The hair either becomes too oily or it becomes frizzy. In both cases, the hair does not look good.

So, it is very important to take extra care of hair during the summer season. There are many such products in the market which are specially designed keeping summer hair care in mind. But their effect is neither permanent nor are they so effective that they can be trusted. Therefore, instead of spending your money on these products, you can benefit by including some ingredients present in your kitchen in your hair care routine.

How to Control Excess Oil from Scalp
If your hair scalp sweats a lot during the summer season, then either your hair may appear too oily or dandruff and frizziness may appear due to the accumulation of dirt on the scalp. You should wash your hair regularly or every other day.

You can mix lemon with shampoo to wash your hair. If your hair becomes too oily due to sweat, lemon controls the production of oil from the scalp.

You can prepare homemade shampoo at home by mixing Amla powder with tea water and lemon juice. Also, use reetha and shikakai powder in this mixture.

Summer Hair Conditioner

No matter the season, hair always needs conditioner. Especially in the summer season, to protect your hair from the strong rays of the sun, you should use a sun-protected hair conditioner at home, that does not let the hair texture get damaged.

You can condition your hair with cucumber and orange juice. Both contain rich amounts of Vitamin C. Besides, this home hair treatment also keeps the hair hydrated. You can also use curd in your hair. It would be best if you use sour curd for hair. You can mix egg white in curd. This will control hair fall and will also have a good effect on hair growth.

Massage the scalp only with fresh aloe vera gel. You can try this home remedy regularly or every other day. The moisturizing and hydrating properties present in aloe vera gel benefit the hair.

Apply Overnight Hair Pack

To strengthen your hair, you must give them proper nutrition. For this, you can prepare some overnight hair packs at home, which will nourish your hair and keep it healthy.

You must be using coconut oil on your hair, but from now on, soak fenugreek seeds along with coconut oil in an iron pan overnight, filter and heat the same oil the next day, and apply it on your hair. Leave this hair pack on your hair overnight.

If your hair has become very frizzy then you should apply a hair pack of aloe vera gel and rose water on your hair and leave it overnight. This will bring shine and smoothness to your hair.

Papaya Hair Mask for Moisture and Shine

Papaya is packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that nourish and moisturize the hair, making it an excellent remedy for dry, damaged hair in summer. Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that helps exfoliate the scalp and remove dead skin cells, as well as vitamins A and C, which promote hair growth and add shine. Here’s how to make a papaya hair mask

Mash half a ripe papaya into a smooth paste.

Add one tablespoon of honey to the papaya paste and mix well.

Apply the papaya honey mask to your hair, focusing on the lengths and ends.

Leave the mask on for 30-45 minutes, then rinse it out with lukewarm water and shampoo as usual.

Your hair will be left feeling soft, silky, and deeply moisturized after using this papaya hair mask.

Shahnaz Husain is a Padma Shri and the founder, chairperson, and managing director of The Shahnaz Husain GroupShahnaz Husain is a Padma Shri and the founder, chairperson, and managing director of The Shahnaz Husain Group

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