Swap Outs Shampoos
As with skincare, when it comes to your hair, “the name of the game is to switch to lighter, oil-free products,” says Dr. Schultz. Summer heat and humidity causes increased oil production on the scalp, adds Dr. Chang, which can lead to that greasy feeling. “In the winter months, you’re looking for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner,” she says. “But in the summer, you’re trying to cut down on excess scalp oil, so look for products containing tea tree oil, which help with that issue.” One to try: Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo [$29.50, kiehls.com].
Also, consider changing how frequently you lather up. While winter hair responds best to every-other-day shampooing, “in the summer, I recommend washing with shampoo every day to remove the oil from the scalp and hair,” says Dr. Schultz. “Leave the shampoo on for one minute, rinse, then repeat for half a minute.”
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