During the summer months, our hair and scalp face the sunlightwith salt sea waterto swimming pool chlorine, etc. All of this “aggression” can cause them to deteriorate rapidly, resulting in dryness, brittleness and a much duller, lifeless appearance. They might even bring about his downfall. For this reason, Dr. Carlos Portinha, clinical medical coordinator of the Insparya Group, shared five tips for us to lessen the terrible effects of summer for our hair:
1. Always keep him hydrated
With the arrival of the sun and good weather, we are worried to the fullest protect every inch of our skin. However, while our face and body are protected, we completely forget to give it the same attention to our hair. Therefore, it is more than advisable to get a specific sunscreen for our hair. These sunscreens can be found in spray, mist or oil form. And they are specially designed to protects, not only against ultraviolet rays, but also against chlorine and salt.
And they also provide the the hydration that our hair so badly needs during summer. According to Dr. Portinha, “The hydration of the hair during the summer is a fundamental aspect, and it is necessary to use products that improve hair structure and help restore shine habit of our hair.
2. Control exposure to harmful agents
One of key points in the care hair and scalp during the summer is to keep them free from harmful substances and agents, such as chlorine and anti-algae in the swimming pool or sea salt. Every time you plan to get in the water, you have to let’s wash the hair a little before, so that the hair absorbs less water from the swimming pool or the sea, and is therefore less exposed to its harmful agents. But -above all- doctor Carlos Portinha recommends for after bath wash hair with lukewarm water or fresh, because when using hot water, the hair tends to become dehydrated and can harm hair proteins”.
And at this point, Dr. Carlos Portinha also recommends the use of moisturizing masks and of hyaluronic acid shampoos, which provide much more effective hydration to the entire hair fiber. And the way in which the scalp is dried is also very decisive. It may be more comfortable to blow dry your hair; but the best alternative to take care of our hair these months is to use the dryer with one foot and with cold air or slightly hot.
3. A good diet
when you make one compilation of recommendations on almost all matters little related to the health or care of our body… be clear that one of them will be -in all certainty- on the feed. And it is that -even when we talk about hair care- the reality is that what is eaten, is elevated.
Therefore, taking care of our diet and our choice of food It is an important part of proper hair care. During the summer, Dr. Portinha explains that “It is important not to forget foods such as sardinesthe mackerel waves nut, rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, since vitamin C improves circulation in the scalp. Other foods like carrot, pumpkin, sin Yes apricot, whose nutritious carotenoids are also crucial for the prevention of dandruff and hair loss. And of course drink lots of waterit is essential to hydrate the internal structure of the hair » assured the doctor.
4. Be careful with headgear
Hats, caps and other headgear can be very useful and -even- very beneficial, because they help us protect our hair and scalp from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. nor should you make constant and excessive use of these clothes. Because, in the same way that continuous and unprotected exposure to sunlight, salt or chlorine can be fatal to the health and integrity of our hair; keeping cooked under a hat It can also give you a really bad time. For this reason, the use of these clothes must be – rather – something punctual. Like at a baptism or a wedding, or when -for some reason- we forgot to use sunscreen on our hair before leaving the house.
5. Now is not the time to dye your hair
As a general rule, one can say that dye will always damage our hair. Therefore, resorting to it in summer, when we are surrounded by many other harmful agents, will be nothing more than pour oil on the flame. Doctor Carlos Portinha explains that “after using a tincture, the hair is the most vulnerable”. Therefore, it is better to postpone it to other months of the year. Now, if we don’t want to delay any longer and want to paint our hair blue -yes or yes- during the month of June, it is recommended -at least- that avoid the swimming pool for a week, at least. This will allow the chemicals to settle and prevent any chemical reaction with chlorine and other products that may remain in the pool water, which could cause hair to turn green, discolor prematurely, that dehydrateturn brittle,(…) Among many other things.