You are officially in the throes of summer, and your hair is feeling the effects. Whether it's the weather or the salt water you've been spending your days in, your hair is becoming more and more dehydrated and brittle. To keep your hair as healthy and moisturized as possible, you need to add one more step to your daily washing routine. Below are some of the best and easiest ways to lock in the moisture so your hair doesn't dry out.
Honey And Olive Oil
Just about anything you do during the summer will damage your hair, even if you don't do anything at all. The hot summer sun is enough to do all the damage by itself. Honey is a natural antioxidant, which means it will work to strengthen your hair and add the moisture that it's missing. Not only will honey make your hair softer and healthier, it will also stimulate your hair follicles to grow.
You can't use the honey by itself, however. Obviously, honey is a very sticky ingredient so you need to create something that is oil based, so the honey doesn't pull out your hair from the root. Olive oil is going to be your choice for this because it will aid the honey is making your hair shiny and healthy.
Mix one-half cup of honey with one-fourth cup olive oil together in a small bowl. If you find that the honey is too hard to mix, you can heat it up for about fifteen seconds either on the stove or in the microwave. When the two ingredients are completely blended, apply it to your hair and let it sit for ten minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
There is nothing better than enjoying a nice, cold beer in the summer time, except using it on your hair instead. Beer is amazing when it comes to protecting hair from summer damage because it locks in the moisture and protects it from the sun's hot rays. The protein that beer contains is actually something that your hair craves the most. An added bonus to using a beer treatment is that the sugar and protein in the beer will help restore dead ends.
Using a beer treatment is easy. Pour a can of room temperature beer on your hair, and let it sit for about ten minutes. Be sure that the beer covers your hair evenly. If you have longer hair, you may need two cans, so plan accordingly, just in case. After the ten minutes, just rinse your hair out with lukewarm water. If you notice a slight yeast smell, you can use a mild shampoo to get rid of it.
The things you love most about the summer are also the things that cause severe damage to your hair. You don't have to brave the weather with dehydrated and brittle hair. By using one of the methods listed above, your hair will remain healthy and shiny all summer long.
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