Summer season is around and here we are with itchy scalp, full of dandruff and sweaty hair. Sweaty scalp makes your hair dirty as excessive oil accumulates on your scalp, making it sticky and dust and dirt particles get easily stuck, making your hair greasy and oily. Using too much shampoo or using it daily is not good for hair or scalp as many shampoos contain harmful chemicals which may damage your hair making them rough and frizzy. These chemical products when used often, damages your scalp’s pH level and its natural exfoliating process. So, here are some DIY summer hair care tips with natural, chemical free products that are easily available.
Curd or dahi being a good source of vitamin B5 and D, curd is an excellent product for nourishment of hair and scalp.it is one of the best summer hair care product. Its anti- bacterial properties keeps scalp infections free and reduces scalp itchiness and dandruff. Curd’s natural cooling property helps to keep scalp cool and hair silky and smooth. It works as a wonderful natural conditioner. Apply curd as a curd mask for 5 to 10 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. Do this twice a week for excellent results.
Aloe Vera is another soothing hair care product which contains multi vitamins like vitamin A, B-12, C and E. These nourishing vitamins are essential for hair growth and moisturizing. These vitamins help in cell turnover and healthy cell growth. It reduces dandruff, unblocks hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Aloe vera is also known for its sunburn soothing properties, it soothes your scalp and makes it healthier which helps in increasing the volume of your hair. Aloe vera also contains folic acid, choline, enzyme and fatty acids which keeps the scalp cool and soothes it. It reduces inflammation. It’s anti inflammatory properties keeps the scalp dandruff and itch free and reduces the chances of scalp acne formation.
Broadly Aloe vera can be used in two ways-
1) by mixing it with hair oil. Extract aloe vera gel , mix it with hair oil and apply it. You can also keep the mixture overnight.
2)apply aloe vera gel directly on your scalp for half an hour before washing your hair with any mild shampoo.
Neem is famous for its medicinal usage since ages. Are you aware that neem can be used for a pre shampoo hair care treatment product?
Boil some leaves of neem in water and massage this mixture on your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes before applying shampoo. Repeat this procedure thrice a week for hair thickening and dandruff free scalp.
Neem contains high amount of fatty acids and anti-fungal agents which strengthen hair follicles which promotes healthy hair growth. In summers it helps in deep cleansing of all sorts of impurities like dirt , excessive oil, dandruff, sweat and reduces itchiness, inflammation and formation of scalp acne.
These are some very simple DIY summer hair care methods which can be done regularly with natural products that are easily available and chemical free.