It’s not just the skin that gets expensive in summer, the hair too! Here are some tips for taking care of your lengths and not having to cut everything back to school.
If UV rays are detrimental to the quality and health of the skin, their destructive action does not stop there: unless you wear a hat/cap / scarf (strip off as unnecessary) from June to September, the rays sun can also damage the hair’s raw material, keratin. And the result on the hair fiber is even worse when sunbathing is followed by sea bathing or diving in the pool.
Here are some ways to keep your hair healthy this summer and not want to cut everything back to school.
How to protect your hair from the sun?
To protect your hair from UV, simply add a few steps (undemanding, I promise!) To your usual hair routine.
Before exposing yourself to the sun, and even more so if you have colored hair, do not hesitate to apply a specific anti-UV treatment to your hair in order to protect it and nourish the fiber.
Depending on your hair type, you can opt for a mist, which will not weigh down the lengths, or for a sun oil , perfect for protecting and comforting damaged hair. Some products even offer protection against chlorine and salt, which can be very practical if you spend long hours splashing around in water!
When the day is finished, to refresh your head like your mop, you can use a mild shampoo and follow it with a conditioner cream or in pschitt . This winning combo will be enough to remove the sun care residue and make your hair light. Well, if you are not a fan of daily shampooing, a good rinse with water is also enough.
Once or twice a week, you can also leave a restorative mask on instead of your usual detangling product, to promote cell reconstruction of the hair and smooth the hair fiber.
At the end of summer or after prolonged exposures, if you feel that your lengths are exhausted, you can also take advantage of a quiet evening to coat your hair with pure vegetable oil (or a mixture of several oils) and let it sit overnight. In the morning, after having rid them of oily residue, your tips should already look better.
What hairstyle to protect your hair from the sun?
If you prefer not to clutter up with cosmetic products that you will not have any use for once summer is over, know that there are other ways to protect your hair from the sun.
You can already start by covering your head (yes, quite simply). Capelines, boater and other Panama hats are very trendy as soon as the good weather returns, so take the opportunity to combine style and sun protection.
Then, whether you wear a hat or not, remember to tie your hair: the more you reduce their exposure area, the less they are likely to be damaged. Braids or updos, there are dozens of hairstyles that are both cool and protective.
If you bathe with your hair tied, don’t forget to detach it after each swim and then rinse it with clean water. To attach them, prefer pliers to an elastic band so as not to break your lengths.