Summer has finally arrived and it is time to enjoy those wonderful days on the beach and in the pool. It is likely that, in addition to all the bikinis that you are wishing to wear, you will fill your suitcase with products to take care of your hair. Therefore, we are going to give you some tips that will help you have a bright and hydrated hair all summer.
Sometimes we think it is better to wait to go back on vacation to cut our hair, however, nothing is further from the truth. If you intend to make a nice cut to change your look or simply want to cut your ends, better do it before you leave. In this way, it will be easier for you to keep your hair in good condition since you will have previously sanitized it.
Why is hair damaged in summer?
The water, the sun and the chlorine of the pool can make your summer not as perfect as you expected since your hair can be very damaged. All these external agents cause your hair to weaken, become brittle and lose color.
- UV rays also damage the hair
Even if you like being brown, the sun does dehydrate. The same goes for hair, which can even burn and become very brittle if you don’t take good care of it. In addition, the rays make the hair stop being soft and shiny. Hence the importance of using special products in summer for both skin and hair.
Your hair needs protection against UV rays. Therefore, you should always choose creams, sprays, and products in general that have sunscreens. If you apply them frequently on wet hair when you are at the beach or in the pool, your hair will thank you for looking prettier than ever.
- Protect hair from chlorine
Chlorine deteriorates hair pigments and removes the protection of natural oils themselves, so if you go to the pool you may see that your hair becomes a different color. The myth of blondes with green hair is not so unreal, but this fact is not due to chlorine but to the rest of the substances that are added to the water to keep it clean like copper, iron, and minerals.
The water also has calcium, an essential element for the bones but not so much for the hair, since it stays in the cuticle and damages it little by little, making it dry and brittle.
Therefore, do not forget to wash your hair in the shower when leaving the pool.
- How does the sea affect hair?
If you add to the sun and chlorine the water of the sea, your hair will scream help immediately! And it is that the salt and sand of the beach dry the hair even more, especially if you expose it to the sun because it produces a very damaging magnifying glass effect. Therefore, it is best to rinse your hair thoroughly after taking a bath in the sea.
Also, if you want to keep your hair perfect during the summer, what you can not miss in your suitcase are the masks. They will become your perfect ally. Of course, you must choose the one that best suits the characteristics of your hair.
A very useful trick is to apply the nourishing mask before leaving home and getting a bun. The heat of the sun will make it penetrate better and protect the hair. Hair Fructis Food is perfect for it! You can apply them as a treatment without rinsing and they will deeply nourish your hair.
Extra protection for dyed hair in summer
If you wear wicks or dyed hair, there are also specific masks to take care of the color and keep it longer. In addition, they nourish with much more intensity and soften the hair fiber, since dyed hair needs extra care so that it is always hydrated. The Super Matting Olia mask can help you hold off the color of your hair strands or dyed. If your hair tends to turn yellowish or orange, use it to shade your hair.
You can also choose products that contain shea and avocado. They are two ingredients that strengthen the hair, give it shine and nourish it intensely, so a mask of this type can be perfect to recover dry and damaged hair in summer, whether dyed or not. The perfect option is the Fructis Nutri Repair 3 Mask with the benefits of 3 oils: olive, avocado and shea with 3-glyceride to restore nutrition and softness to the hair.
Forget about heat tools such as the dryer or irons, let the hair dry in the air and combine these tricks with good hydration to have well-nourished hair in summer. The new rinsed creams from Fructis for straight and curly hair are ideal for this. If your hair is straight, bet on Smooth & Shine 10 in 1 and if you want to define your curls, the Nutri Curls air-dried cream without rinsing is yours. In this way, you will be healthy for the rest of the year and you will also avoid the fearsome hair loss.