You arrive at the beach with super shiny locks, but the game changes once you dip into the sea or the pool. Sun, salt, chlorine, and wind can wreak havoc on your hair texture and color if you don’t protect it properly. The good news is that there are some simple practices that you can do to prevent or recover the damage. Here are the secrets for summer hair care routine.
1 || Consider A Coconut Oil Mask
If you feel that your hair is a bit dry, consider an hour-long coconut hair mask. All you have to do is slathering your hair with coconut oil, wrap it in a towel and leave for as long as you can. coconut oil will make your hair looks soft and shiny. Another tip to protect your hair from salt and chlorine is to slather it with a small amount of coconut oil before dipping into the pool or the sea to create a protective barrier.
2 || Hair SPF
The reason our hair tends to go dry during the summer is due to sun exposure. UV rays damage the hair cuticle, leaving us with lifeless, brittle locks. With dyed hair, it often results in fading. However, the impacts extend much further than summer dryness and changing pigments. The long-term consequence is facilitated hair aging, resulting in premature volume depletion and weakening.
The good news is that applying SPF to the hair can help prevent this. If you’re thinking about how inconvenient applying regular sunscreen to the hair may be, don’t worry. There are a variety of hair products designed for UV protection some include Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, MOROCCANOIL Protect and Prevent Spray and COOLA Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30.
3 || Wear A Hat… Or A Scarf
Something as simple as wearing a hat can be a great way to protect your hair from the harmful sun rays. If you are not sure about hats, a scarf could be a cool option too.
4 || Do Not Use Hot Styling Tools As Much
Embrace your natural locks at the beach. As using too much styling tools in your swimming days will not only make your hair dehydrated, but will leave it with a serious breakage and split ends.
5 || Shower Before And After
Think of your hair as a sponge; if you dip into the sea or the pool with dry hair, your locks will absorb all the salty or chlorine water which can wreak havoc on it. This is why swimming with a wet hair is recommended. This way your hair will be full of moisture so it has less room to absorb chlorine or salt when you go swimming. Applying a leave-in hair conditioner is another way to keep your hair from drying out.
And of course you need to always rinse your hair after to avoid salt or chemical build-ups. Use a super hydrating shampoo to rejuvenate your hair.
6 || The Silent Culprit
One of the worst things you can do for your hair is to harshly tie it into a ponytail with a rubber band, telephone cord or hair grip. We absently tie and untie our hair tens of times a day, and each and every time we are inflicting damage onto our hair shafts that may eventually break creating split ends and brittle dull hair. The second worse thing you can do for your hair is aggressively pull at it when wet. Wet hair is elastic, which means that it can be damaged much more easily. Use a wide-tooth comb or a wet hair brush to gently take out any tangles.