It’s a common misbelief that dry and itchy scalp primarily plagues people during the winter months when indoor heating is prevalent. However, the heat and perspiration that summer months bring, combined with heightened exposure to the sun, can aggravate existing conditions and give rise to scalp dryness, itchiness, and even trigger dandruff flare-ups. In the face of such challenges, prevention and proper care are the most effective strategies for addressing scalp issues per Eliza Pineda, the esteemed in-house haircare expert at Mayraki Professionals, who shares several valuable tips on how to achieve scalp comfort throughout the vacation season.
Below are some valuable tips for maintaining scalp and overall hair health in hot weather:
Sport a Chic Hat or Head Covering
Even for sun enthusiasts who love spending afternoons basking in the sun’s rays, it’s important to remember to cover the head. This not only safeguards against excessive heat but also promotes a healthy scalp and hair.
Regularly Cleanse and Exfoliate
In addition to shampoo, Pineda recommends incorporating natural scalp scrubs into your routine, such as the Mayraki Camellia Sinensis Tea Leaf Probiotic Sea Salt Scalp Scrub. This remarkable product not only eliminates product residue and dead skin cells but also provides gentle hydration and nourishment to the scalp.
Mayraki Professionals’ Camellia Sinensis Tea Leaf Probiotic Sea Salt Scalp Scrub gently unclogs hair follicles. Thanks to its mild, natural formula, the scalp scrub removes stubborn product buildup, preventing dandruff and scalp irritation. Moreover, regular use of the scalp scrub helps improve blood circulation through gentle scalp massage, resulting in more hair growth and stronger and healthier strands.
Embrace Heat-Free Styling
When summer arrives, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your beloved heat styling tools a well-deserved break and embrace your natural hair texture or opt for creative updos.
While a stylish hat will effectively protect your hair and scalp, there may be occasions when wearing one is not feasible. In such instances, it is still important to protect your scalp from the sun. Remember to generously apply hair and scalp SPF all over your head during prolonged sun exposure. Fortunately, there are sunscreens formulated specifically for the hair and scalp which mimic a dry shampoo, a hydrating spray, or a leave-in conditioner without leaving any undesirable residue.
According to Pineda, individuals with oily hair types would find powder SPF a good option. On the other hand, those with dry hair types will achieve more favorable outcomes with a hydrating spray SPF or a leave-in conditioner SPF.