Benefits of not washing your hair often
Here are some tips to help you get through the warmer weather.
Lighten your foundation
If you’re the only person left on the planet who hasn’t converted to BB creams, now is the time to take plunge. They even out your complexion and cover redness while making it look, and feel, like you’re not wearing makeup and, best of all, most BB creams come with an SPF
Use exfoliating acids
You probably already know about the importance of exfoliation in summer months when oil can build up and clog pores, but did you know that you should be doing it only at night? Scrubbing off a layer of skin in the morning makes you more susceptible to sun damage during the day. Try a lactic or glycolic acid peel once a week, or use a moisturiser which contains alpha hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate.
Switch to a lotion with SPF
Slathering sunscreen all over your body after a shower isn’t the world’s most luxurious experience. But if you’re going outside in a skirt or tank top or both this summer, your arms and legs need protection. To make it not feel like a chore, choose a daily body lotion that has SPF. A lotion with an SPF of 30 hits the trifecta. It moisturises, protects against UV rays, and softens the appearance of spots and blemishes.
Use a colour protecting shampoo
Protect your natural hair colour, or your dye job, from sun fading by switching to shampoo and conditioner for colour-treated hair. Most contain UV-absorbing filters and extra moisturising ingredients, so they’ll prevent dulling and dryness better than your regular shampoo.
Change your blow wave
Get out of the bathroom, the steamy environment locks in moisture and causes frizz. Instead of wrapping your hair in a towel, brush through it with an ultra-absorbent microfibre brush, then apply a smoothing serum from midlength to the ends. And if your hairdryer has an ionic setting, switch it on – negative ions fight frizz and break down water molecules, and focus on drying the underside of your hair first.
While you might need to change your beauty regime, don’t forget to enjoy the warmer weather, beautiful colours and sunshine and of course brighter and lighter clothes.
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If you do choose to use dry shampoo, here are ways to minimize its appearance and impact on your hair:
* Only spray oily areas.
* While spraying, keep the canister at least 15 centimetres from your scalp.
* After spraying, massage your scalp to evenly distribute the product down to the roots.
* Carefully and gently brush through any patches that have too much dry shampoo added.
* Don’t spray the ends to avoid extra dryness or static. Add a pea-sized amount of coconut oil or hair conditioner if the tips feel too dry.
* Do not use it more than two days in a row.
When used properly, not only does dry shampoo remove excess oil from your hair, it also adds texture and volume to your locks. Dry shampoo is the perfect hair pick-me-up to take your “do” from day to night.
Try not to go overboard with the application. If you happen to apply too much to one spot, don’t worry because it can be fixed. Simply add a touch of a lightweight serum to the spot and gently blow dry the area or you can brush out the dry shampoo until it is completely absorbed.
If dry shampoo is new to you, don’t freak out if your hair gets a little white at first. Let the product sit for a few minutes before styling and the white residue should go away. If it’s still a bit chalkier than you’d like, comb it through your hair with your fingers.
Information obtained from www.health.clevelandclinic.org.