Hair care is important (and an essential factor for many of us). But are we sure we really know everything on the subject? For example, what needs to be done to ensure proper hair hydration in the summer? Let’s find out together.
With the arrival of summer, the first thing you think about about your beauty routine is what to add to take care of the skin, subjected to heat and sunlight. What protection to use, how to avoid getting burned, etc. Few, however, know that not only the skin needs special attention. Also the foliage, indeed, needs more targeted care and, in particular, the hydration of the hair is one of the fundamental steps to keep it always soft, healthy and silky. Avoiding the typical after-beach frizz effect.
Agents such as saltiness, swimming pool chlorine, sand, air conditioning or solar radiation itself, in fact, can damage the hair fibers making them dry, brittle and dull. And this happens only for the little daily care that is dedicated to the hair itself. That is why it is good to learn a protect it day after day. Following some small steps to hydrate the hair in a deep way and preserve them from possible summer damage. That’s how!
Password for the summer: protection
The first step to ensure maximum hair hydration is rather trivial, that is prevent dehydration. How? Preserving its natural balance e defending them from external agents. So that both the stem and the scalp do keep them healthy and strong in time. To do this, it is important to give it total shielding from UV rays, preventing the hair from becoming brittle or breaking.
Just like the skin, in fact, also the foliage needs protection and this can be achieved in two ways: covering it or using sunscreen.
Cover the hair
In the first case, it is important cover your head with a bandana or scarf but also a wide head hat, especially when you spend a lot of time in the sun, by the sea, by the pool or wherever you are. The ideal solution to protect the natural hydration of the hair and at the same time preserve the skin of the face. Besides give you an absolutely stunning look.
Hair hydration and sun protection
Another way to protect the foliage in summer, then, is to shield it with a sunscreen. Yes, you got it right. Just like the skin, in fact, even the hair needs this type of sun products and a adequate SPF protection factor (and always quite tall).
In fact, there are special sprays and oils, to be applied on the hair for protect it from the sun (and everything else) ensuring the right hydration and softness throughout the day. A small trick with great effects for the beauty and health of your hair.
How are hair sunscreens applied?
And using them is really easy. Although there are different types of sunscreens for hair, their use expects them to come vaporized evenly (from roots to tips) on the hair before exposing yourself to the sun and several times throughout the day. Particularly before and after taking a bath or shower. And always remembering to rinse your hair with fresh water once your moment of relaxation in the sea or in the calm of the pool is over.
Hair hydration: yes, but only with the right hair routine
Obviously when it comes to hair hydration, one cannot but keep in mind the fact that so much of their beauty and strength depends on how they are treated and the time dedicated to them every day. In short, from the hair routine. Few targeted steps able to preserve (or, if neglected, damage) the foliage.
First, therefore, it is necessary use the right products according to the type of hair, helping them not to lose their natural balance and dedicating specific attention to them based on their peculiarities.
How to moisturize your hair in summer with shampoo and conditioner
In particular, in summer, the the possibility of them drying out or weakening is very high. Reason why it is good to opt for products that guarantee afull-bodied and effective hair hydration. An example? Shampoos that contain keratin, arginine and zinc in addition to vitamins A, E and C. Very important substances to keep the hair well hydrated and healthy. But not only.
The conditioner must also help you in your anti-dull and dull hair mission. And this is possible if you use it correctly. In particular, the part of the crown easier to dehydrate are the tips. This is why it is good to use the slightly diluted conditioner on the lengths, so as not to weigh the hair too much, insisting instead with the natural product only on the tips. Dab them with your hands and leave the conditioner on for a few minutes.
Goodbye frizz with the right masks!
But not only. Even if you don’t do it every day (once a week that’s fine), masks are an extremely effective remedy to ensure maximum and correct hydration to the hair.
obviously choosing the right formulations, rich in nutrients and protective elements for the hair such as:
- olive oil;
- jojoba oil;
- shea butter;
- linseed oil;
- Argan oil;
But also those based on wheat proteins, keratin and panthenol or oat extract, which help restore proper hair hydration, eliminating frizz and the typical “straw effect” of late summer.
Hair hydration starts from within
Be careful though. Why hair hydration it is not just a factor to be evaluated externally, with targeted actions and a beauty routine dedicated to protecting the hair. The body, in fact, is made up of about 70% water and it is also from within, therefore, that action must be taken. How? Simply hydrating (in summer even more).
For example drinking at least two liters of water a day, always carrying a bottle with you and avoiding not only hair dehydration but also yours. In addition, it is good to introduce it in your daily diet foods rich in water and substances capable of nourishing and strengthening and protect the hair, preserving its balance and well-being, such as:
- fruits and vegetables (to be consumed in large quantities);
- chocolate (cheers!) rich in polyphenols which have a powerful antioxidant action.
Helping and promoting hair hydration (but not only) e always keeping them healthy and strong. Ready to face the summer in all their splendor and guarantee you a wow effect to make you lose your mind. With soft and shiny hair at any time of day or night!