Hair in the summer requires the same care as skin because UV rays affect both the shaft and the scalp. Here’s how
Sun, wind, sea air, salt and chlorine. In the summer, the hair is really exposed to real enemies of beauty. The result? After three months of high temperatures, they become dry and brittle and tend to fall off. So you want to… take a break. But before arriving at the drastic solutions, much can be done. Here is some tips to protect and take care of your hair in summer.
First step: prevention
To avoid running for cover (last minute), you can now prepare your hair to make it more resistant to the external aggressions typical of the summer period. Here are the (golden) rules for top hair.
Stop the colors
We try to do not insist too much on the lengths In these weeks. Better say no to lightening treatments, dyes and perms as they can weaken the hair and make it more exposed. We’re bringing back the color we want to do when we get back from vacation…
Pay attention to the cut
The haircut can also make the job easier. Better to opt for a easy to manage haircut that does not require the use of a styler. It goes without saying that bob and pixie cuts have an advantage: you can work them with light hair oil and then let them dry naturally. But if you don’t want to give up the long hairarm yourself with shampoo + conditioner + masks for everyday use and opt for hairstyles that leave the lengths soft. Below is a gallery with all recommended cleaning products for the summer (it does not stop there! In the following paragraphs, we give you all the advice on what products to use to protect hair overboard!).
Hair: recommended cleansing products for the summer
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How to protect your hair in summer
Take note here four golden rules to protect hair in summer
- Use hats or scarves, preferably in straw or light because they promote perspiration. They are used to avoid direct exposure to the sun.
- Always apply a protective oil or milk which has the same function on the hair that a sunscreen can have as a defense screen on the skin. What are you doing hair oils? They create a protective barrier that prevents chlorine, salt and sunlight from penetrating. As always, you have to apply it in the right way to see its effects and then spread it well on damp or dry hair (perhaps using a comb), reapplying it after a few hours. .
- After swimming in the sea or in the pool, always take a shower: fresh water eliminates salt or chlorine which weakens and dries out the hair. After that, apply the oil again.
- after sun hair: Yes! Given the analogy with leather, the advice for use is not surprising after sun hair product, from shampoo to repair spray. It can also be helpful to do wraps or use repair masks.
Here is a selection of products to better protect the hair.
The products to use to protect the hair at sea
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Credit ph: Davines, Jean Louis David, Frank Provost