Summer, the sun, the beach, the evenings… with the arrival of fine weather, we have only one desire: to enjoy life. However, it is in these moments of intense joy that our hair is most sensitive. Our lifestyle and environmental conditions can significantly alter their state of health. This is why it is important to be aware of this and to adapt your behavior accordingly.
The importance of good hair protection
At the beach it is customary to spread sunscreen on the skin to protect against UV rays, but what about the hair? Often forgotten, they do not remain less sensitive to environmental bad weather. Indeed, strong exposure to the sun, prolonged contact with salt water or constant gusts of wind is not always beneficial to our hair fiber. Already weakened throughout the year, it requires even more special attention during the summer.
Discover some essential and easy-to-apply tips to protect them as much as possible.
1. Detangle your hair
Have the reflex to untangle your hair before but especially after swimming, to prevent it from getting damaged and intertwining. This will also allow you to eliminate as much residue as possible from your fiber and thus limit the negative impacts of salt and sand.
This gesture is particularly recommended for curly or frizzy hair which tends to have more knots, because once wet, it is much easier to comb them. They will be able to dry freely and without hindrance.
2. Get them wet before and after swimming
To prevent your hair from absorbing too much of it, we suggest that you wet it before entering the water. By being already hydrated, the risks of absorbing salt water are considerably reduced. You can therefore enjoy your bathing without worries. It is also advisable to rinse your hair with clean water between each swim to remove all absorbed residues and thus better protect the fiber.
For the less adventurous, you can simply opt for a simple and effective alternative: tie your hair up to avoid any contact with water.
3. Protect yourself from the sun
Like the skin, the hair is sensitive to UV rays, which is why it is important not to expose it too much during the day. In high doses, the rays can dry out the fibre, distort the pH and ultimately cause more restrictive hair problems, such as the appearance of dandruff.
So do not hesitate to wear a hat, a scarf or a cap to reduce the exposure of the hair to the sun and thus protect your fiber as much as possible.
4. Eat a healthy diet
As you know, our diet influences the health of our hair. Eating varied and balanced is the best way to strengthen them and provide them with additional natural protection.
It is the same for hydration, which is an aspect not to be neglected. With the increase in temperature we tend to sweat more and therefore eliminate all the water ingested. Staying well hydrated is essential during this period.
Know that your lifestyle affects the vitality of your hair , so make sure to take care of yourself.
However, depending on its nature, your hair will not have the same protection needs. It is therefore important to be aware of it to know how to take care of it and not cause more hair problems.