Wednesday, 2 November 2011

How to keep hair healthy in the heat

As temperatures creep up and your scarp becomes more oily, you may be tempted to banish the conditioner from your shower. Turns out that’s not a good idea. In fact, your hair’s more likely to dry out from the sun, swimming, and more frequent washing. How do you cope without creating an oil slick?
Condition only the ends of your hair — the oldest and most damaged part.
• Switch from a heavy conditioner to a lighter formula to avoid buildup. Look for a mousse or foam (e.g., Dove Foaming Conditioner) which feels like shaving cream and rinses completely clean.
• Use a leave-in conditioner that contains sunscreen; be sure to comb it through from roots to ends.

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