Wind, sand, seawater, sun… This is what your hair has to face at the beach every summer. The good news is: moisturizing and some savvy tricks can help keep your strands silky and healthy.
When you say ‘vacation at the beach’ you instantly think of ‘swimsuit, hat, and sunscreen’. Yes, you sure need to prepare your skin from the damaging UV rays, but have you thought of protecting your hair?
Here are three tips and tricks to keep in mind for better hair and after summer.
Let Your Hair Be
The first thing that will help your stay healthy at the beach is first avoiding anything that can attack it and make it vulnerable to external aggressions. You therefore need to forget about intense blow drying, hot tools, as well as about hair ties that could break your hair. Leave your hair as free as possible at the beach. And if this is actually a problem for you, opt for claw clips, or a loose braid, or even a flexible bun for those who like to stay chic anywhere and everywhere. You are also leaving behind dry shampoos too, since they can dry out your hair and make it more fragile.
Protect And Nourish
Damaging UV rays from the scorching sun, as well as hot and dry summer air, saltwater and chlorine can damage your hair and leave it dull, parched, and brittle. That’s why the first step you should think of, when it comes to healthy summer hair, is protection. You can find specific anti – UV protective sprays; they are essential when you have colored and highlighted hair, as they will protect your hair and prevent the color from fading. Another trick: a nourish mask or a leave – in conditioner, which you can also apply before heading to the beach. Post – swim, rinse your hair with a homemade beauty product: mineral water with the addition of apple cider vinegar (count two tablespoons for 1.5 liters of water). This temporarily neutralizes the effects of saltwater and sand.
Indulge In A Night Treatment
Once you return from your beach trip, apply a nourish oil on you ends and for 30 minutes before hopping in the shower. Wash you hair using a soft and restorative shampoo and conditioner. And final step, before bed, apply a leave – in conditioning cream.