So, you braved that chemical hair treatment and you feel beautiful. You can’t get enough of the new you and never want to go back to your frizzy and messy look.
But within a couple of weeks the initial euphoria vanishes, and you find yourself worrying about the health of your hair.
For those of us who are forced to rely on hair straightening techniques to maintain our messy manes, a major point of concern is how to protect your hair from all unforeseen side effects of the treatment. As much as we try to deny it, it is a crucial fact that the hair needs diligent care once it is exposed to chemicals. It gets dry, brittle and coarse, and if not washed and taken care of on a fairly regular basis, the scalp becomes itchy, flaky and hair falls heavily and over the time it looks dull and lusterless. Hair fall and hair thinning is one of the most common side effects of chemical hair straightening.
It is important to make sure that it is washed, conditioned, massaged and moisturized if you want to maintain your hair healthy and beautiful. Change in season has a profound effect on our hair, so it does on our personal care routines.
It is important to make sure that the hair treatment is done at a time when it takes little or no effort to take care of it afterwards.
Winter slows us down. We tend to take less care of our hair, skin and overall health during winter.
We tend to wash hair less frequently during winter.
We take hot showers more.
We avoid going out in the cold with hair wet and use hair dryer more during winter.
If our hair care routine was daily during summer, it becomes weekly or even biweekly during the winter season.
Your chemically treated hair needs more attention than what you can give during the dull winter months.
Hair straightening during winter is not a great thing for yourself, not only because it becomes difficult to maintain a healthy hair care routine, but it is easy to use a hair straightening iron during the winter months than when the temperatures are high.
When it is summertime, things are easy.
We are more active and generally pepped up during summer. We cannot wait to get into shower. Regular wash becomes a thing of joy, and so does regular hair routine.
We tend to go out more often, and do not need extra pull to pop into the nearby salon for a spa treatment.
If you’ve got your hair is chemically straightened before summer begins, you can wash all you want without putting it through heating iron every time you have to go out. The straightened hair bonds will last through the summer and a few months more.