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Tips for Maintaining A Healthy Scalp in the Heat

As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, our skin isn't the only thing that needs protection during the summer months—our scalp does too!

With increased sun exposure, humidity, and sweat, it's essential to pay extra attention to scalp health to prevent issues like sunburn, dandruff, and excess oil production.

In this blog post, we'll explore some practical tips for keeping your scalp healthy and happy all summer long.

Before diving into solutions, let's first understand the common challenges our scalp faces during the summer:

  • Sunburn: Just like our skin, our scalp can get sunburned when exposed to UV rays for extended periods, leading to redness, inflammation, and discomfort.
  • Dandruff: Heat and humidity can exacerbate dandruff, causing itching, flaking, and irritation.
  • Excess Oil Production: Sweating more in the heat can stimulate the scalp's oil glands, leading to greasy hair and scalp.

Tips for Maintaining Scalp Health in the Summer 

  • Protect with Suncream: Apply suncream specifically designed for the scalp to protect it from UV damage. Look for lightweight, non-greasy formulas that won't weigh down your hair or leave a residue.
  • Cover Up: Wear a hat or cap when spending extended periods outdoors to provide additional shade and protection for your scalp. 
  • Keep It Clean: Wash your hair regularly to remove sweat, oil, and environmental pollutants that can accumulate on the scalp. Use a gentle shampoo formulated for your scalp type and follow with a lightweight conditioner to keep your hair hydrated without weighing it down. After washing use a microfibre hair towel to help prevent damage. We recommend our XL Luxury Hair Wrap .
  • Hydrate from Within: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydration is essential for maintaining a healthy scalp and preventing excess oil production.
  • Opt for Lightweight Styling Products: Choose styling products that are lightweight and non-comedogenic to avoid clogging the hair follicles and exacerbating scalp issues. Avoid heavy oils and pomades that can trap heat and sweat on the scalp.
  • Use A Gentle Brush : By using a hair brush that is gentle is crucial to maintain scalp health. By using a brush that is ideal for detangling hair means there is less tension on the scalp. We would recommend our Luxury Paddle Brush with flexible and soft bristles 
  • Consult a Professional: If you're experiencing persistent scalp issues despite following these tips, consider consulting a dermatologist or trichologist for personalised advice and treatment options.

By following these simple yet effective tips, you can keep your scalp healthy and comfortable throughout the summer season. Remember to listen to your scalp's needs and adjust your hair care routine accordingly. With a little extra care and attention, you can enjoy the summer sun without compromising your scalp health.

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