When the seasons change, we tend to make various changes within our lives. We switch out our wardrobes and put our winter coats back in the storage closet. While the summer heat is a wonderful change from the cold winters that we experience, the heat from the sun can be damaging to your hair. Many times you hear people discussing how the sun can affect your skin, and for good reason. But just as the summer heat and dry air can have harsh effects on your skin, it can also damage your hair.
All too often, hair care companies and skincare companies alike preach to us about how we need to make shifts in our care routines, but this advice is often geared towards women. Men, your hair can suffer the exact same issues, which is why we’re here to give you a deeper look into how you should protect your hair. Keep reading to learn more and remember to shop Chopperhead for all your hair styling and grooming essentials.
Use A Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner
In the summer months, it's so important that you use some type of hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Whether you’re someone who has an extremely dry scalp or an oily scalp, utilizing a hydrating shampoo and conditioner can help revive and bring some life into your hair. If you are worried about using hydrating products due to the fact that your scalp will become more oily, we recommend that you focus your products on the bottom of your hair, from the ear down. No matter what the length of your hair is, make sure that you are thoroughly washing and massaging your scalp to help get rid of any excess styling product build up. The same thing goes for your beard; make sure you're washing it, especially if you use styling products on it.
Just like you want to protect your face from the harmful UV rays, utilizing hats to cover your hair can have the same effect. Whether you’re going with a casual baseball hat with your favorite team or a clean cut fedora to your next happy hour, this will help keep your scalp protected, as well as help prevent the sun from drying out your hair. The sun can also lighten your hair, which you may be fine with if you’re a blonde, but for darker hair, this is something you want to avoid. It also protects your scalp from getting sunburned which can be painful and uncomfortable, especially if your scalp is already dry or flaky. Hats are a perfect way to accessorize and can take your outfit to the next level, all while protecting your scalp.
Avoid Blow Drying Your Hair
We all have select styles that we love on ourselves, but it is recommended that you slow down on any heat styling during the summer months. The heat from the environment along with the added heat from your various styling tools can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. It can even lead to excess breakage. Unless you absolutely have to, try air drying your hair and allowing your hair to have its own natural texture. You can easily utilize braids and other forms of heatless waving to add body and volume to your hair without any heat styling tools. This is more for men with longer hair, but there are so many different ways you can add volume and texture to your hair naturally. If you need ideas, try going on YouTube or searching on the internet to find the style that works best for you.
Utilize Leave In Products
Oils, nourishing leave in conditioners, and serums are going to be your best friend in the summer. Pay attention to how your hair feels. You can use these types of treatments on your hair anytime your hair may feel like it needs some extra attention. Many treatments can be used on dry and wet hair, making them even more versatile. These treatments are usually geared towards longer hair lengths, but they can be used for men with short hair too. If you do have shorter hair, be careful to not use too much product as this could weigh down your hair and cause your scalp to feel more oily.
Keep Up With Routine Hair Care
It’s important to keep up with your normal routine when it comes to your hair in the summer. Many people mistake the fact that if you want to grow your hair out, you should not get it cut. Even if you’re trying to grow your hair out, getting routine haircuts eliminates any dead and broken ends that may be preventing your hair from growing, helping your hair grow faster. It also allows your hair stylist to see how the health of your hair is holding up. They’ll be able to recommend any treatments and products to help keep your hair growing and healthy.
Remember to Change Your Pillowcase
The summer heat naturally causes us to sweat more than usual, and if you’re someone who tends to break out along their hair line or beard line, you might want to change your pillowcase more often. Cotton pillow cases tend to dry out and can even hold on to bacteria that may still be lingering on your face, which can lead to acne breakouts. Try finding a softer material pillowcase that's made out of either silk or satin. These materials allow your hair and skin to breathe better, which can help keep your hair hydrated and prevents your skin from breaking out.
At Chopperhead, we have everything that you need to keep your hair and beard looking just the way you want. All of our products are made with healthy ingredients, and we only give you the best of the best. Keep your hair healthy this summer and embrace your badass, edge style with Chopperhead. Shop all of our male grooming products online, and be sure to check out our men's hair care products. Connect with us today with any questions regarding our products or other questions.