As if it’s not already hot enough this summer, there are always things that can make the humidity and heat even more miserable. Once temps hit the hundreds, the idea of using your hair straightener, blow-dryer and curling iron every morning just becomes unbearable. It’s not a new idea to give up the hot tools in the summer, but perhaps taking a little break from them can give you a little relief from the oppressive heat. It also can make your locks look healthier, since you’re avoiding heat damage.
You don’t want dandruff.
It’s easy to find yourself with dandruff; what’s hard is figuring out how to get rid of dandruff. Unfortunately, a flaky scalp can be caused by a build-up of hair styling products, or even just a dry scalp. Since you have to use hair styling products with your hot tools to prevent your hair from becoming damaged or dry, there’s really no winning in the summer. Want to know how to get rid of dandruff fast this season? Forego your hot tools and try to keep your tresses in tip-top shape.
You don’t want acne.
After you shower and blow-dry your mane, it’s usually pretty steamy and humid in your bathroom. Throw in a little straightening or curling action, and your fresh clean hair is practically limp from all the sweating. And once you start sweating, the oil from your sweat is likely to stay on your skin – after all, you’ve already showered! Combined with oil-based hair styling products, and suddenly you need a cure for acne to combat all those breakouts around your hairline. Avoid needing a cure for acne by reducing the amount of heat used on your locks this summer. Let your locks air dry for some great texture; you can also braid your hair as it dries for some pretty waves if your hair is naturally straight.
You don’t want split ends.
You know that hot tools contribute greatly to split ends, which can make your ‘do look dry and frizzy. Hair styling products can help protect your tresses from split ends, but your hair is actually better off without the hot tools during the hot months. This is because your locks are suddenly up against a barrage of drying agents, such as chlorine from the pool and the increased amount of sun exposure, and using your straightener every day is just adding to the potential damage. Simply using moisturizers in your hair, such as a leave-in conditioner, can reduce the amount of damage your locks will sustain this summer. Moisturizers, especially when used on air-dried hair, allow locks to get some hydration and protection from the heat.