There are home buddies and there are women who adore the outdoors. Active and adventurous women may have special needs when it comes to their hair as they are more exposed to UV rays, pollution, and other environmental elements that can cause hair damage. No one can surely stop you from planning your next outdoor adventure so here are some hair care tips made especially for you to maintain healthy and vibrant hair.
There are home buddies and there are women who adore the outdoors. Active and adventurous women may have special needs when it comes to their hair as they are more exposed to UV rays, pollution, and other environmental elements that can cause hair damage.
Proper hair wash
Of course after a long hard day, washing your hair is only logical. You need to get rid of dirt, grime, and many other debris stuck in your hair and scalp. Choose a shampoo that best matches your hair type. If possible choose a sulfate-free natural hair cleanser for healthier hair cleansing.
In-shower hair conditioning
It is a must to condition your hair after shampooing; especially if you have dry hair. This helps keep your hair hydrated even under sun and heat exposure. There are also 2-in-1 shampoos that can quickly do the job for you if you don’t like using two separate products in the shower. And of course outdoorsy girls like you don’t have so much time lingering and singing in the shower.
Regardless it’s winter or autumn, sun-protecting your mane is a must. UV rays are quite damaging to your strands, causing them to be dry and brittle. Organic oils such as avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and argan oil are great hair protectors, shielding your hair from ultraviolet rays. You can either apply a small amount after shower and leave in or you can use oil as an overnight hair treatment. The purpose of essential oils for your hair is basically to seal in your hair’s natural moisture, keeping the cuticles smooth and shiny. Aside from applying a sunscreen for your hair, you can also wear a hat to ensure more protection from any external elements that may damage your precious hair.
Weekly hair mask
Consider this step as a treat to your hair. Obviously your hair needs some TLC after outdoor exposure. Cleansing and in-shower conditioning may not be enough for a woman as active as you. It’ll be great if you feed your hair and scalp with an all-natural hair mask during your off-days. You can do it during the day before shower or at night as an overnight treatment. There are lots of shop-bought masks but using organic products is ideal as they’re safe and free from chemicals. Some of the best ingredients for a hair mask include avocados, olive oil, honey, and coconut oil. Protein-packed mayonnaise and yogurt are also a great mask that can rejuvenate weather-exposed tresses.
Not all days are fair-weather days. Hence you need to style your hair appropriately for the weather. If it’s pretty windy, tie it up in a pony or braid it to prevent breakage. Besides loose hair can get annoying in an outdoor activity. So choose a hairstyle that suits your planned outdoor event. Remember not to over-style your hair though or pull your strands too much as this can potentially lead to hair loss.
Daily Dose of Antioxidants
Active, outdoorsy ladies need to take their vitamins everyday; especially antioxidants such as vitamins C, A, and E. These nutrients protect you from disease-causing bacteria and viruses that you get exposed to outdoors. They also shield you from free radicals that damage your cells. Drinking a cold glass of lemon or lime water is a quick and refreshing way to get your daily dose of antioxidants!
There you go outdoorsy gals... Following these tips is really simple. It’s always nice to go out and about with a hair that’s beautiful and full of life.