Following the darkness and coldness of the winter months, the summer season is anticipated with much excitement and relief. There are many great activities and treasured memories to look forward to, whether hazy summer evenings, beachside vacations or family barbecues.
However, the summer months can also be challenging for people who wear hair systems. You might be wondering how you can maintain your hair system so that it stays in perfect condition while not causing discomfort.
With this guide, you will be perfectly prepared for the summer and any challenges that it comes with so that you can enjoy the sun, the sand, and the sea without worrying about your hair system.
The Sun And Your Hair
Whether you are wearing your natural hair or a hair system, experts cannot emphasize the importance of implementing an effective hair care routine during the summer enough. Many people are familiar with the rule that heat damages your hair, which is why protecting your hair from heat is essential. However, this recommendation doesn't just apply to the heat from appliances such as straighteners or curlers because the heat from the sun can be just as harmful.
During the summer months, you're probably spending much more time outdoors than indoors. Being outside means that your hair is constantly exposed to pollutants in the atmosphere, and the heat can exacerbate the damaging effects of these substances. If you regularly swim in the saltwater of the ocean, chlorinated swimming pools, or take cold showers at the end of the day, these can leave your hair in desperate need of tender loving care.
Hair Systems During The Summer
With hair systems, you will have to be especially careful when protecting your hair system from sun damage and harmful substances. Humidity is a serious concern, and as the temperatures rise and humidity levels increase, your hair system will begin to lose moisture and become dry and frizzy. What's more, the heat isn't the only thing you should be aware of as far as the sun is concerned because the UV rays emitted by the sun can cause your hair system to become brittle and fragile.
Water can damage natural hair and hair systems in the ocean or swimming pools. Not only is it incredibly drying, but the chemicals in chlorinated pools bind to the hair and can give it a greenish hue. The mineral deposits in saltwater can also accumulate on your scalp, dehydrating your hair system. Each of these factors can seriously impact not only the appearance but the longevity of your hair system, significantly reducing its lifespan.
Protecting Your Scalp
When wearing a hair system, your scalp is the foundation upon which it rests. By ensuring that your scalp is as healthy and as nourished as possible, you can be assured that your hair system will adhere closely to the surface of your skin for a realistic and natural appearance. During the summer, it is inevitable that sweat and oils will build up quickly on your scalp underneath the hair system. If this happens, you are more likely to experience discomfort and itching, and your hair system might not adhere as firmly to the skin.
With all the unintentional buildup under the hair system, you must adopt a hair care regimen that will maintain your hair system and scalp by keeping it clean while also protecting it from heat, pollutants, sweat, oils, and water. By introducing the following steps to your hair care routine, you won't have to experience any of the problems that have been described here:
Creating An Effective Haircare Regimen
Applying Serum – If you're going to be outdoors for any length of time, then some serum is absolutely essential. Serum for hair is essentially the equivalent of sunscreen for the skin. It will protect your hair from the drying effects of the heat and UV rays, ensuring that your hair system remains nourished and hydrated. Serum's consistency is similar to that of oil. To apply it, you should rub some in your hands and then gently brush it through your hair with your fingers.
Covering Your Head– In direct sunlight, the sun's heat will be shining straight onto your hair, damaging your hair and making you uncomfortable. To prevent this type of damage, it is recommended that you cover your head whenever you're outside in the sunshine. Use your favorite hat, cap, umbrella, or even the shade of a tree.
Avoiding Heat– Of course, you can't always prevent the heat from the sun. What you can do, however, is avoid additional sources of heat such as straighteners, curlers, and hair dryers. What's more, try to stay away from hot showers or baths. The less you can reduce your hair system's exposure to heat, the better.
Cleansing Your Hair Regularly – Sweat, oils, and various deposits can build up in your hair system as well as on your scalp underneath. Regularly washing your hair with a gentle shampoo, such as our specially formulated Yours™ hair care line, can ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible while also protecting your hair system for the long term. The Yours™ line was created specially for hair systems to help replenish the natural oils and moisture your hair needs.
Conditioning After Every Shower – Remember to condition your hair while it is still damp whenever you shower or bathe. This conditioning will lock in your hair system's moisture so that it doesn't become dehydrated due to high humidity levels.
Opting For Comfortable Hairstyles – Shorter hairstyles will probably be easier to manage in the summer months. However, if your hair system is long, there are many online tutorials for hairstyles to keep your hair up and out of the way.
Don't Forget To Enjoy Your Summer!
Whether you want to swim to your heart's content, play volleyball at the seaside, or just lounge around in the sun all day, you can do anything you want, looking fabulous in your hair system at the same time! Summer doesn't last forever, and there shouldn't be any reason for you to miss out on anything simply because you are wearing a hair system. As long as you implement a haircare routine and apply the right products, you can ensure that your hair system is as healthy and as comfortable as possible during even the warmest months of the year.