While many don't realize it, scorching sun, harmful UV rays and high levels of humidity are the cause of serious hair damage. The excessive sweating, dirt and grime don't help at all, making hair rough, dehydrated, and frizzy.
Actor Anushka Sharma shares some simple tips that will keep hair beautiful & bouncy just like her luscious locks, and let women have fun in the sun without stressing about their tresses.
"Oiling your hair with coconut oil (like Parachute Advanced) will condition and prevent your luscious locks from turning frizzy and brittle," she says.
"Keep yourself well hydrated by having lots of water and fruits like melons, watermelons, oranges and squashes to maintain your moisture balance."
She says: "Don't wash your hair too often as that will dry it up. Also, make sure you oil your hair with coconut oil before washing to maintain its softness. Avoid using hair-dryers as they only damage your hair and leads to the development of split ends. Go for an air- dry instead."
Anushka suggests covering head with a scarf on summer days to avoid direct exposure of hair to sunrays.
"Don't use bands without metal closures, barrettes with smooth edges, etc. that would not damage or tear your hair leading to split ends. Before stepping out in the sun, cover your head with a scarf, umbrella, or hat," she says.
Also, she advises to go for short hair on summer.
"Keeping your hair short at this time will help you enjoy summers better and might just give you the make-over you have been looking for," she says.
"Opt for natural remedies to regain the shine and strength of your hair like:- Applying Coconut hair oil mixed with raw amla powder or with egg yolk and water, keeping it for 15 - 20 minutes on hair and rinse it off," said Anushka.