Health: Five miracle solutions for fabulous hair in summer

Want to have great hairdays even in May? Read below to know more...

Protect your hair colour with TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde Smoothening Stuff that regulates frizz and fly-aways and can also be used to add depth to the hair colour.
At: Leading salons in the city. 
Cost: Rs 900 

Kiehl's offers shampoos that are sulphate, silicone and paraben free. You can pick from ingredients such as argan oil for smoothening or sunflower enriched for coloured hair.
At: Kiehl's outlets in the city.
Cost: Rs 1,600 for Argan Shampoo

L'Oreal's HairSpa Deep Nourishing shampoos and conditioners are infused with water lily for its hydrating and therapeutic properties. It relieves pressure, and is perfect for summer.
At: All L'Oreal Profession-al salons in the city.
Cost: Rs 400

When in a rush, try B Blunt Back to Life Dry Shampoo which contains micro-crystalline starch to eliminate grease and increase volume. Just spray on your roots and massage.
At: Leading beauty stores and e-commerce portals.
Cost:  Rs 550

The humidity levels can add crazy frizz. Try TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothening Cream which has a humidity resistant formula that seals cuticles and gives a glossy finish.
At: Leading salons in the city.
Cost: Rs 1,000

Nine tips for fabulous hair
Wash your hair regularly and keep the scalp clean to avoid acne on your face. This also helps reduce the chances of folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle. The chances of wet dandruff also increase during the season.
2. Use a sulphate-free shampoo and condition your hair to hydrate it.
3. Carry an anti-frizz spray that helps banish stray and out of place hair. With their vitamin and essential oil contents they help nourish dry hair too. Spray it after every six to seven hours when outside.
4. Those with coloured hair should cover it in the sun as it helps prevent oxidisation of the colour, that leads to dry, bleach-y looking hair. Use a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen in it.
5. Avoid getting two chemical treatments at once such as touch up for roots and a smoothening treatment.
6. Avoid using heating tools, and if you absolutely must, use a pre-heating serum that will protect your hair against the heat.
7. Use vitamin-enriched mild cleansers for chemically treated hair that build a protective layer over your hair and help the treatment stay longer.
8. To get rid of tangles in your hair, brush your hair from the bottom. If you brush from the top, you pull tangles together and eventually create knots, making it harder to take care
of hair.
9. Wet your hair or apply conditioner before you go swimming. This will avoid the absorption of salt or chlorine in the sea or pool. If hair is already wet, absorption will be minimal.
— Information courtesy Dr Soma Sarkar, dermatologist and Dr Apratim Goel, dermatologist

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