Calm your scalp: weather change can cause irritation

All seasons can be as damaging to the hair and to the skin, unless taken care of

It is common knowledge that harsh summer or cold winters can damage our scalp as well as our hair. From sweaty scalp, frizzy hair to itchy scalp, there are various hair related problems that we encounter season to season. And these irritations require attention and an elaborate, diligent care routine just like our skin.

Seasonal change
During summers the hair tends to get greasy due to sweating, which may lead to dandruff and some may even experience hair loss. So it is important to keep the clean thoroughly with anti-inflammatory or anti-dandruff lotion. At times due to UV exposure at the time of going out in the sun, put up a barrier in terms of oiling the scalp for a certain period of time and then washing it off. This will help overcome the damage that could have been caused due to sun exposure.

Follow a routine
Don’t loosen up or compromise on taking care of your scalp. So experts suggest that it is important to step-up your game as such an attitude in the long term could precipitate inflammatory disorder on the scalp and cause shedding.

In the case of humidity, one can restore their beautiful tresses with just a little extra care. In the harsh Indian summer, our hair gets parched making our scalp itchy and hair dull. So, wash away all the excess oil and sweat build-up on the scalp using a good cleansing shampoo, after that always apply a good conditioner to restore the lost moisture. Finally, finish with an all-in-one serum that will help protect our scalp and hair against the humidity and will also combat the frizz.

Pay attention to diet
First things first, remember to have a regular daily water intake, irrespective of the products one uses. As the amount of water you drink will show results in a healthy dandruff free scalp. Further experts also advise including anti-oxidant rich fruit – like cranberries, red grapes, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, red currants, figs, cherries, pears, guava, oranges, apricots, mango, red grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon, papaya, and tomatoes – in your diet as it will help to easily fight the free radical damage that could occur to the hair.

Apply a hair mask
It is suggested to make a hair mask using natural supplies from your kitchen. In a bowl make a solution of yogurt, honey and lime. These acts as agents, forming a barrier on the scalp and protect it from any type of damage. It is almost like moisturizing your scalp and putting a protective layer over your hair. Or else go for the basic and simplified connotation of yogurt and oil for dry hair and yogurt with lemon for oily hair.

At the same time, avoid oily food and listen to your body. Pay attention to what suits you and what doesn’t. Start with making smart choices.

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