Ah, summer. The season of sun, sand, and saying sayonara to styling tools. Combs and brushes not included. (What do you think we are? Animals?) We're talking blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners. Because sun's out, and so is heat damage.
Summer is the ideal time to simplify your hair care routine, and just let your locks be. We've put together a few simple shampoo recipes to keep your hair looking healthy, shiny, and frizz and flake-free (say that three times, even at normal speed) all summer long.
Keeping your body hydrated is a hot weather no-brainer. But what's keeping your hair quenched? Consider treating dry hair to a hydrating shampoo made with Castile soap and nourishing coconut milk. The Castile soap will gently cleanse your hair and scalp, and the coconut milk will add moisture to fight frizz. Here's how to make it.
This shampoo is suitable for most hair types, and might be especially good to try if you get the odd flake or two. Dandruff is nothing to blush about, by the way. Studies show that up to 50% of the population deal with what's known in the dermatology world as "seborrheic dermatitis". Since Cove Castile soap doesn't contain artificial fragrances, colors, or harsh foaming agents, in a recipe like the one above, it can gently cleanse the scalp of excess sebum and product build-up, which often makes dandruff worse.
Unfortunately, not all hair types will have a summer romance with Castile soap. Because it has a pH on the more alkaline side of the pH scale, it's not recommended for use on color-treated hair. And that's a bummer. But maybe it's also another great reason to get back to your roots and go au natural.
Keep clean simple, friends.
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