One aspect to consider this coming summer is haircare. Visits to the beach or pool are super fun and de-stressing. The activity par excellence of the holidays, but in the meantime, we often forget to give it the proper care.
The sun and UV rays, as well as sweat, salt from seawater, or chlorine from the pool, are agents that are responsible for drying out our hair. Causing damage and giving it a dull appearance.
For this reason, we must protect the hair strands before, during, and after a visit to the pool or the beach. So that at the end of summer, the result is well-cared and healthy hair that is sun, sand, and sea-proof.
So, keep reading and writing down the best tips for caring for your hair this summer of 2022.
Hair care for this summer
Moisturize your hair before going to the pool or the beach
Just as we prepare the skin to obtain a perfect tan, we must act the same with the hair. Therefore, try to use a moisturizing mask 1 or 2 times a week to keep your hair soft. But above all, healthy and strong and ready for everything that involves summer activities.
Apply hair protection on the beach
There is a diversity of special products on the market to use outside and give extra protection to the hair for the moment it is going to be exposed to the sun, saltpeter, chlorine from swimming pools, among others, that can damage and break the same.
Body hydration to care for hair
Yes, we refer to the hydration that we should have during our stay at the beach or in the pool.
And thus, help capillary health, and also avoid dehydration. Since by spending long hours in such high climates we tend to sweat excessively which leads us to lose water and minerals.
Avoid coffee and alcohol since both have diuretic effects and, on the contrary, they dehydrate you much more.
Protect your hair from the sun
A perfect accessory for your summer outfit is to include a hat or cap.
That, in addition to protecting your face, will also protect your hair. And prevent the sun from reaching it directly and burning it, leaving it dry. So, don’t stop wearing it to your outings to the sea.
Rinse your hair when leaving the sea or pool
Once you leave the beach or the pool, you need to rinse your hair with plenty of fresh water. To clear the hair of any salt or chlorine it may have and any sand that may have remained. Preferably and if you have the opportunity, wash your hair with shampoo. And once you rinse the hair and remove excess water, apply a moisturizing cream.
Avoid the use of hair dryers or flat irons
During your stay at the beach, avoid using a hair dryer and other products that generate heat.
Such as curling irons or straighteners.
Remember that your hair is already constantly exposed to heat, and this would be too much for it.
If you can’t help it, apply a heat protectant beforehand and set it to medium to low heat to dry your hair.
Apply sunscreen to hair
Just as we apply sunscreen to the skin, we must also use it on our hair. And if you did not know, there are specialized products on the market to protect the hair from UV rays, just as there are for the skin. This, in addition to avoiding that the sun burns it at the same time, hydrates it. You should apply it and touch it up just like the skin protector, especially when you get out of the water.
An excellent option to avoid having to fight the summer breeze and your hair is to wear it up (the best option).
Or you can also look for easy and simple hairstyles to use these days. And thus, not worry about getting tangled, too. In this way, you will avoid extreme exposure to the sun, and that it suffers more damage.
Also, if you lean towards this option, it is conducive to using bandanas, scarves, and braids, among others, to give a chic touch to your look.
Tip to add shine to hair
A very easy homemade mixture to make is one with half a glass of lemon juice and water. With which you will rinse your hair, massage, and rinse again with clean water, comb and moisturize as usual.
That the arrival of summer is not a reason for concern for the care and maintenance of your hair. Just follow these tips and have fun without worrying about damage.