The summer has officially arrived. People are seeking a summer getaway at a sunny destination. Whether it is a holiday in a Mediterranean country, somewhere more exotic, or within our home country the sun will be shining (more than in other months at least) and we may be visiting the closest (or farthest) beach if we can.
It is the time of the year people wish to travel, each one for their reasons. Some wish to have a holiday with a cultural emphasis on visiting museums or theatres, others wish to party, some want to visit casinos and many simply wish to enjoy the sun and the beach. For the casino fans that cannot travel at this very moment for whatever reason, you can visit online slots, or sports betting instead for now.
As much as we love summer, many problems come with the sun, the heat, and the sea and one of them has to do with our hair! The sun and the sea, the more joy they give us, the more they damage our hair. But there are ways to protect it and enjoy the summer with beautiful hair!
Prevention is better than cure. This is exactly what Hippocrates argued, highlighting the importance of prevention for our health at all levels. So before you go for the summer holidays, take care of the health of your hair!
In what way? Moisturize well with masks and oils and strengthen your body with fruits and green leafy vegetables, to “shield” the roots before exposing them to the sun and the sea.
Pay attention to the hairstyle
Do not comb your hair before washing the sea salt away.
If you comb the hair right after swimming you risk breaking it.
After all, the thoroughly sloppy beachy wave style that the sea gives to the hair is irresistible, why spoil it?
Beware of sun exposure
We have been talking about sunscreens for so many years, but no one thinks that hair is equally in need of sun protection.
Hair sunscreen, as unnecessary as it may seem, is not.
In addition to protecting from ultraviolet radiation, it also contributes to the deep nourishment and hydration of the hair.
Even if you do not have the right hair sunscreen with you, remember that a body sunscreen can also protect your hair if needed.
Even if you put sunscreen in your hair, it is best to avoid direct exposure to the sun, especially while it is still wet.
After swimming and diving, seek the shade provided by the umbrella or a shady place in general, until they are half-dry.
Easy and simple homemade hair masks
For deep hydration and frizz control, you can make a homemade hair mask.
All you need is two tablespoons of yogurt, a tablespoon of honey, and half a teaspoon of coconut oil.
After mixing everything until the mixture is homogeneous, apply it to your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes.
Then rinse with regular shampoo. Weekly use of this mask will give you an amazing result!
Alternatively, the variety of hair masks at the pharmacy is great and you can choose the one that best suits you and your hair.
Choose a hair mask that penetrates and nourishes the hair roots.
Take care of the scalp
Everyone knows the harmful effects of the sun on the skin, but who thinks of the most exposed part of the sun that is none other than the skin that covers our head?
Sure, hair protects the scalp from sunlight, but it does not completely block it.
The intense autumn hair loss is due in part to exposure to the summer sun.
So, get the right hats and stay in the shade! After all, tanning is no longer fashionable.
Nutrition and hair care
The roots of our hair, which is the vital part of the hair, are nourished and grow with the water we drink and the necessary nutrients we get from a proper diet.
Due to the high temperatures in summer, the need for adequate water intake becomes more urgent.
Hair contains more than 25% water, so proper hydration is a priority to avoid dehydrated hair.
Proper and balanced nutrition is reflected in your hair, as well as the negative consequences of a wrong diet (hair loss, dull and fine hair).
Lightning fast and exhausting diets that many of us decide to do in the summer months, combined with the high temperature, can create problems in our hair.
Do not forget!
Even if you have returned late at night from the sea and are too drowsy, you should rinse the salt out of your hair, even with plain water.
Sea salt, the longer it remains in the hair, the more it destroys it, causing breakage and weakness of the hair.
Hat for protection
As cliché as it sounds, the sun, the sea, and the wind are the biggest enemies of your hair.
The use of the hat, especially for long hair, is considered not only important but also a necessary accessory, which you should always have with you in the summer, to protect yourself from the sun wherever you are, whether you are in the city or on the beach!
– You don’t have hair sunscreen with you? Apply a common conditioner to your hair, tie your hair with a band (a loose ponytail) and you are ready for the sun.
– To avoid green hair after swimming in the pool, rinse your hair with soda or carbonated water as soon as possible.
– For instant hydration and protection, apply coconut oil or almond oil on your hair, leave it on for an hour and rinse.