How to take care of your hair during summer!

Between UV rays, saltwater, and chlorine-filled pools, summer can seriously dry your hair and impair its quality and shine.

May 30, 2022 - 18:12
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How to take care of your hair during summer!

While we are looking forward to wearing swimsuits very soon and being on the beach all day, we should keep in mind that all that time spent in the sun can cause serious damage. Between UV rays, saltwater, and chlorine-filled pools, summer can seriously dry your hair and impair its quality and shine.

What damage can the sun, saltwater, and chlorine do to hair?

Unfortunately, many elements of warm weather can negatively affect your hair. Prolonged exposure to the sun, saltwater, and chlorine can damage the cuticle, making hair dry and brittle. Saltwater and chlorine are especially drying and can cause discoloration and depletion of natural oils from the hair.

What can we do to prevent hair damage during the summer?

First, you can protect your hair by limiting sun exposure. This can be achieved by wearing scarves or hats and using products with UV protection, against dehydration and oxidation. Also, a hairstyle can protect your hair. Make a relaxed bun that does not tighten the hair, or opt for braids and hairstyles with hairpins, so that the hair is not exposed to direct sunlight.

And how to recover hair from the sun? 

The key to repairing sun or salt damage, as well as dry and curly hair, is a lot of hydration. Choose the appropriate treatment and get more haircuts during the summer, and you can always use masks rich in protein.

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Is colored hair more susceptible to damage during the summer?

Dyed hair is more susceptible to damage due to a higher rate of porosity, while uncolored hair has natural protection from the sun because the cuticle is intact. This is especially true for dyed blondes, who should seek UV protection for their hair so that their color does not oxidize, as well as toning it with purple shampoo if necessary.

How to care for your hair after a day spent at the pool or beach?

Whether it's swimming in the pool or the ocean, we recommend the same steps: First, rinse your hair well with water to prevent your hair from absorbing pollutants such as chlorine and saltwater. Then, apply moisturizing oil or balm for extra protection (and one with UV protection).