Spring has sprung and we couldn’t be happier! We’re ready to say goodbye to scarves and snow scrapers, and hello to sandals and outdoor patios.
However, as always, the changing weather presents new challenges for our hair. Part of preparing to enjoy spring is preparing your hair routine for the sunny months ahead. Grab your shower caddy and start sorting: this is your go-to guide for spring hair care.
How Spring Weather Affects Your Hair
After enduring the cold, dry days of winter, your hair has been through a lot. Spring is the time for rejuvenation and rebirth for all of the natural world, including your luscious locks.
Read on to discover how the warming weather will affect the hair all over your body, and how to deal.
April showers and sunshine = humidity. And we all know humidity = frizz. Ack! Make sure you have all your anti-frizz products ready for action. Some of the best anti-frizz products include:
- Living Proof No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer
- Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo
- Virtue Polish Unfrizz Cream
- Frederic Fekkai The Tamed One Anti-Frizz Balm
- Creme of Nature With Argan Oil From Morocco
Just like your skin, your hair can be damaged by the sun. I know, it sucks, right?
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to protect your hair from sun rays that can cause UV damage and dryness. Try rubbing sunscreen into the scalp, combing your hair with plant-derived oils and moisturizing regularly.
Sunflower seed oil is particularly helpful in protecting your hair from the sun.
There’s a reason men’s shaving kits are often put away during the cooler months: many believe that the excess facial hair will make them feel hotter as the sun returns. But actually, beards aren’t just for the fall and winter.
According to Beardbrand, “Beards protect your skin from the elements all year around. Facial and body hair are evolutionary protective measures, after all. During the dry cold winter, beards help protect your skin from chapping after exposure to crisp winds and snow. During the sunny parts of the year, your beard acts as a shield for your skin to protect against the sun’s dangerous UV rays.”
So no need to shave off the whole beard – you’re actually better off keeping that facial hair for cooling purposes! Just make sure to wash and groom as necessary, because being outside more means that beard’s getting a little dirtier than usual.