How to get the best out of your hair during summer
Hair shedding is very common, especially during spring and summer seasons. As humans, we tend to shed more during the hotter months of the year - a bit like animals shedding their fur.
Many people often ask if they should alter their hair care routine during shedding season. In my case, yes, I do tend to make a few minor tweaks to my routine in order to get he very best out of my barnet.
Summer hair care routine
Ok, so like I said, the changes are minimal, but they do seem to work for me. Firstly, I tend to take Biotin supplements during the summer months. I already take Biotin via HR23+ hair supplement, but I do take the extra dosage when hair shedding reaches its peak.
Biotin (Vitamin B7) is an excellent human growth agent that helps improve the condition, strength, rate and speed of hair growth. I do see it as an excellent vitamin to take during a period when your hair is at its weakest.
Wash your hair less often
I actually only wash my hair with shampoo about twice a week in the summer period. We tend to sweat a heck of a lot more in the warmer climate, so it's not particularly ideal. I actually wash my hair with warm water five days a week, but I only use shampoo about twice a week.
Weaker strands will benefit from less shampooing and conditioning, so, if you can, avoid over-washing, to keep your hair looking and feeling fuller.
Use sun factor on your locks
I always, without fail, use 30+ SPF on my hair during summer. I use an anti-grease sun factor cream and gently rub it into my locks until fully absorbed. This offers my hair excellent protection from the sun throughout the whole day.
One of the main causes of hair damage is the ultraviolet rays from the sun - therefore it is essential that you give your hair full protection with a good SPF solution.