The beginning of summer vacation is not too far away and you are already dreaming of your stay by the sea. Like every year, you can take advantage of this period to let your hair breathe. But in order not to be damaged by the sun and the sea, here are some tips that you should know.
Effects of sun and sea on hair
When exposed to the sun in a reasonable manner, it does not harm the scalp. It gives light and tends to lighten through Vitamin D. On the other hand, it becomes more harmful in higher doses and when combined with other factors such as salt or wind, which tend to irritate the scalp. The latter is then dried, which changes the pH and leads to the appearance of dandruff. It can also lead to hair loss in women, as fatty acids are not excreted as they should. With the sun and heat, it tends to stagnate under the epidermis and turn into toxins. However, this affects the roots or in general the hair which becomes more brittle and breaks more easily. So it is better to follow some gestures in order to better protect your hair during the summer period.
Natural gestures to adopt on a daily basis
In summer, some gestures are adopted more than at any other time of the year. The first is to let your hair dry naturally. However, be careful not to do this randomly. So take the time to rub your hair well and allow it to dry with a microfiber towel. Thus, you will avoid the appearance of dandruff. At the beach, also remember to protect your hair between swimming with a cap or hat. Be careful not to keep the braid or ponytail out of the water, as salt tends to irritate the scalp. To eliminate it, it is necessary to regularly comb your hair.
Wash your hair yes but how often?
During the holidays it is recommended to wash your hair every day, especially if you take a bath in the sea. And if you’re doing it in the morning and afternoon, feel free to skip the noon-time shower, so to remove the salt. In the event that you are not taking the plunge to refresh yourself, shampoo can only be used every two days. In any case, be sure to moisturize the scalp with conditioner. This will make your hair easier to detangle. A little trick to make your ends brighter and silkier is to apply vinegar to them. It will tighten the scales of the hair fiber. Olive oil, on the other hand, will make your hair shinier.