Jaipur has hit skyrocket temperatures with scorching 40 degrees and hot loo blowing the dirt and dust into your hair. Hair damage is inevitable in this heat, especially for those travelling on two-wheelers. The UV and sweat combined together will make your hair dry, brittle, greasy and limp.
Here are some of our hair tips you can follow to keep your hair bouncy and flowing this Summer:
Keep it Oiled!
Oiling your hair once or twice a week is a MUST. Proper application of hair oil gives the hair nourishment and hydration that the heat of the sun takes away. There are a variety of oil recipes you can DIY and apply for maintaining silky and healthy hair. Here are some of our tried and tested recipes.
Heat a combination of Castor oil, Sweet Almond oil and Avocado oil (optional) and apply with a cotton ball on the scalp. Parting your hair with a comb helps cover all areas of the scalp with the oil.
Heat Olive oil or Virgin coconut oil and apply liberally to coat all strands of your hair. We recommend Virgin Coconut Oil as it contains no Mineral Oils or added scents, which tend to weaken your hair.
After application, massage your hair for 20 mins by rubbing the pads of your fingers softly into your scalp. Do not scratch with nails or pull and tug on your hair. You can also take optional steam by wrapping a soaked hot towel on your hair for 5 minutes.
Keep it Squeaky Clean!
Hair tends to get dirty faster during the summers. In Jaipur, sand and dirt particles tend to fly into your hair every day. Regular hair washing keeps the hair free of dirt, bacteria, tangles and other unwanted particles. You can wash your hair 1-2x a week with a shampoo catered to suit your hair. Use a deep cleansing shampoo once a month to get your hair free of all build up (hair products, dandruff, dirt etc.) On days, you feel too lazy to wash your hair you can opt for a co-wash (conditioner only hair wash)
Here are some of our recommendations for deep cleanse shampoos;
Schwarzkopf Bonacure Scalp Therapy Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Price: 800 for 200ml
Assure Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Price: 165 for 200ml
Slather on some Hair Packs!
Using a good hair pack gives your it some much needed pampering and care. Homemade pack can be used to add luster and bounce to your hair. Store bought herbal hair packs are also good for regular use. Just make sure you get the right one for your hair type as you want it to do more good than damage.
Here are some of our recommendations for Hair Packs:
Biotique Bio Musk Root Fresh Growth Nourishing Treatment
Price: Rs. 250 for 230gm
Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Treatment
Price: Rs.700 for 237ml
Mix 1 tsp honey into a glass of raw whole milk then massage it into the hair from root to tip. Shampoo hair with lukewarm water after 25 minutes.
Don’t Heat It Up!
Avoid using hair styling tools like blow dryers, hair straighteners and hair curlers. Try to air-dry your hair after a shower and apply hair serum after every hair wash. When using hair styling tools always use a heat protectant spray to avoid hair frizziness and breakage.
Here are some of our recommendations for hair serums and heat protectant hair sprays:
Streax Pro Hair Serum VITA GLOSS
Price: Rs. 200 for 100 ml
Matrix Biolage 6 in 1 Smooth Proof Deep Smoothing Serum
Price: Rs. 300 for 100 ml
HEAT PROTECTANT SPRAY
Toni & Guy Heat Protection Hair Mist
Price: Rs. 750 for150ml
L’Oreal Studio Line Hot & Big Heat Protect Spray Volumizing Spray
Price: 900 for 200 Ml
Water helps the body to process and flush out toxins faster. We recommend drinking about 8 cups of water a day, not only will your body feel better, but your hair will get stronger and grow faster. Drinking water also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. Hydrated hair is much less likely to break.
Do let us know in the comments section below if these tips worked out for you and what’s your hair regime this Summer?