The summer, the sun, the heat, the beach and the swimming pool are one explosive cocktail against the health of our hair. Especially at this time of year, the sun dries out, dehydrates and changes the structure of the hair, in addition to oxidizing the color of the hair. Pool chlorine or sea salt they deteriorate it and give it a rough appearance, removing its natural protection against fat and making it less flexible and hydrated.
Moreover, during the summer season we tend to neglect the feed and we can even increase the consumption of alcohol. These two factors will also significantly harm the health of our hair.
For all this, below we show you nine tipsseveral of them offered by PromoFarmato take care of our hair during the summer and not arrive in the fall with very deteriorated hair health.
1- Hydrate and nourish the hair. According to the pharmaceutical firm Mar Santamaria, it is necessary to use the shampoo and the Conditioner with each wash and mask intensive moisturizer once or twice a week. If we choose hair cosmetics which provide us with nutrition and repair, much better. Some of its ingredients are: vegetable oils (such as sweet almond, macadamia or argan), waxes (such as ylang ylang) and group B vitamins. Look for these products among the skincare ranges solar capillaries. Another option is to use pure vegetable oils (avocado or coconut) directly, in small amounts and only from the mid-lengths to the ends as a hair mask. In this case, apply a small amount of oil to the ends and to wet hair; leave on for 15 minutes then wash the hair and dry it delicately.
2- Minimize sun exposure. Avoid exposure to the sun in the middle of the day, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., and cover your hair and scalp with a hat or cap. You can also use a specific photoprotector for the head. There are some with very light and almost imperceptible textures.
3- Always wear clean hair at the beach and pool. It may sound silly, but wearing hair with grease, sweat or product residue damages the scalp and aggravates the effects of the sun on it.
4- Wear a bathing cap. If you’re one of those who spends the summer swimming in the pool or swimming and snorkeling at the beach, wear a swimming cap. Chlorine and salt will eventually oxidize your hair.
5- Remove salt and chlorine. When you return from the beach or the pool, wash your hair with shampoo to quickly remove traces of salt or chlorine that dry it out so much. Avoid keeping it wet for a long time with residues of these substances.
6- Rinse the hair with cold water. You’ll improve circulation to the scalp, help remove residue, and contribute to shiny hair. It is not necessary to do all the washing in cold water, just give it the last rinse.
7- Forget the dryer. Let your hair air dry and you will prevent it from becoming dehydrated.
8- Waiver of fixing products. Gels and mousses have a high alcohol content which dehydrates our hair. A good alternative is to use argan oil, which helps control hair and contains vitamin C. Of course, do not apply it if you are going to expose it to the sun.
9- Food rich in antioxidants. This will help us maintain healthy hair from the inside. Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. In terms of food supplements, oral photoprotection (vitamin capsules and plant extracts that will protect you from solar oxidation) or biotin (for the formation of the hair fiber) will ensure the health of your hair.
To show healthy hair at the turn of summer, it would have been necessary to take into account the above recommendations from the first exposure to the sun and before observing a strong deterioration. If it is too late and the damage is already done, one can resort to the treatment of hydration and keratin restructuring in a beauty salon.
If we do not take care of our hair during the summer season, we expose ourselves to the fact that after the summer we notice it rough, dry, less flexible and less shiny. Moreover, we can experience increased hair loss in autumn.
With these simple tips, you can take care of your hair in the summer and lessen some of the harmful effects of the sun. Your hair will thank you.