What goes best with a great swimsuit? Great summer hair, of course! But with the sun being an unrelenting force beating down on our tresses, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy mane. There are plenty of preventative and restorative measures you can take to make sure your hair is summer strong. Let’s check out what you can do before, during, and after sun exposure to protect your hair from damage.
Before – Don’t Over-Wash
Before the sun starts shining bright, you can start protecting your hair. It’s a little-known fact that your hair doesn’t actually have to be washed every day. Many shampoos made today have harsh chemicals that are rough on your scalp, moisture, and the integrity of your hair. Over-washing by washing too often replaces your naturally produced and protective oils with these destructive chemicals. If you simply MUST wash after sweating or an excess of oil accumulates, try to use a dry shampoo before resorting to a formal wash. Try to use a wash that will clean without stripping moisture away. This way when it’s time to hit the beach, you won’t have damaged hair that can be prone to sun scorch.
During – Protect with The Right Products
Once pool party season and beach days have begun, it’s important to protect your strands while you’re out under the sun. Many haircare lines make hair sunblock products that shield your hair from the sun much like skincare lines shield your skin. Usually found as a spray, they’re easy to apply. Protective oils and veils are also popular in the summer months as they wrap your hair with a layer that guards against UVA and UVB rays. Use these products to style as well as to defend your hair from harsh summer conditions.
After – Treatments and Remedies
When the sun goes down, it’s time for the after-sun treatments and remedies to come out. Once any chlorinated pool water or salty beach water is fully out, your hair is thirsty and needing a boost after being beat by the sun. Many brands now feature leave-in treatments that help fight tangles, restore strands, and add the proteins and minerals needed to build it back up to a healthy state. Regular weekly hair masks and oil treatments can also be a great way to stay ahead of any possible damage and maintain healthy hair throughout the summer months.
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