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What not to do with your hair in summer: the tricks on brushes and combs


Saying goodbye to knots caused by sea water is possible! How? Protecting the hair and choosing the right brush to preserve the beauty of your hair and always keep it silky and soft. Touch proof!

That the desire to jump into the sea as soon as you get to the beach is very strong is a fact. You forget about everything, thoughts, worries, about having just eaten and even about protect our hair. And this is a problem if you want to keep your hair always beautiful and in perfect health.

Sea water, in fact, can tie the hair and only the choice of the right brush (or comb) can save it and make it come back soft and silky at the right point. Obviously opting for the one that best suits the purpose and your hair, avoiding further damage. And giving you a super wow effect even after taking your much-desired swim in the sea. Here, then, how to choose the right brush to protect your hair and its natural beauty.

Is seawater good or bad for our hair?

First of all, it is good to specify that, despite agents such as salt, sand, etc., sea water does not harm our hair at all. In fact, this one has some stimulating properties, especially on oily hair, which acts on the scalp, purifying the bulbs. And thus guaranteeing greater, stronger and healthier growth to the entire crown. obviously if you do not overdo the times and if you remember to protect it. How?

By following a few simple tips such as:

  • apply adequate sunscreen;
  • rinsing your hair every time you get out of the water (yes even that of the pool)
  • use nourishing shampoo and conditioner;
  • apply protective and moisturizing masks (at least once, twice a week) to shield the hair from harmful effects and preserve its health.

Few steps that allow you to protect your hair. But from what?

What should the hair be protected from?

In addition to agents such as sun, sand, wind etc. one factor that tends to dry out and dehydrate hair in summer is the salt present in sea water. But not only. Salt, in fact, is not limited to this. If on the one hand, in fact, it is he who tends to curl his hair creating beautiful beach waves, on the other it also favors the formation of knots, more or less large and difficult to eliminate.

What to do then? Just two things, protect your hair (as seen above) and use a brush or comb, to untangle the hair and make it soft and silky like never before. But be careful which brush to choose, why not, they are not all the same. IS opting for the right one can really make a difference.

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Which hairbrush to choose?

Often, in fact, we tend to take the first one that happens, perhaps because it is aesthetically beautiful, justifying itself with phrases such as “but yes, the important thing is to use it well” or “one brush is as good as another” (we have done it all ). Except then realizing that, perhaps, that’s not quite the case. In both cases, in fact, the answer is no. To preserve the health and beauty of hair by preventing knots from damaging and weakening them, it is important to choose the right tool. Learning to distinguish them and evaluate which one to adopt based on the type of your hair.

Easier said than done? Not if you know how to do it, choosing from the many possibilities on the market, ranging between the various shapes and materials.

Wet hair? Here is the right brush for you

Speaking of the sea, water and showers, you can only start with a brush suitable for wet hair.

In general, the most suitable tool for untangle knots when hair is wet (obviously also with the help of special balms or creams) is the comb, wooden and wide-toothed. More delicate and that does not risk breaking the hair shaft. To be used both after a shower and during. To better distribute any products but without ever damaging the foliage.

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The square brush

For brush lovers, however, the classic square (flat, with more or less large and dense bristles) can be a valid alternative. To be used on wet hair as long as the bristles are very thin and in his version in wood or bamboo. Less aggressive and more suitable when the hair is most vulnerable. Perfect for those with medium-long hair, it also helps to massage the scalp, removing sebum, dust, sand, etc., with a delicate peeling effect.

NB This type of brush is particularly suitable for those who have one curly hair since it untangles the knots without generating the classic static charge!

square hair brush

Round plastic brushes

The traditional, with a soft bottom, with a thousand colors and plastic bristles ending with dots (we’ve all had it). This type of brush, perhaps the most popular, is perfect if the goal is remove knots from straight or wavy hair, but only if they are already dry. On wet ones, in fact, it is too aggressive.

hair colored brushes

Ceramic brushes

If your passion, on the other hand, is ceramic brushes, you will have to make me a friend of patience. These, in fact, must be used taking care that i hair is dry. Better to opt for a step with a wide-toothed comb and only then finish your look with a stroke of the ceramic brush.

hair brush ceramic

Thin brushes

This brush topology, thin in both shape and bristles, is used to tease the hair not to untangle the knots. Excellent, therefore, for those with scaled hair to use “against the grain” to finish styling. But not to delete nodes that formed after your beautiful swim in the sea (which is essential to do before using it, to avoid breaking your hair and ruining it).

hair thin brush

Tube or round brushes

The same goes for round or tube brushes. How many times, in fact, combing your hair with this type of brush have you found yourself with the whole lock rolled into an indestructible tangle? Surely it will have happened to many. And the reason is only one (besides knowing how to use it), this beauty tool it is not suitable for eliminating nodes from the hair but is used later, to style them. Creating beautiful waves when the hair is already semi-dry and with the help of the phone.

hair round brush

How often should you brush your hair?

In addition to choosing the right brush, it is also good to know how often to use it. To ensure the hair is always free of impurities and to protect it from knots (sea water or not) it is important to brush the hair at least twice a day, always gently and with care. Avoiding the rush that is never a good travel companion, especially when it comes to self-care and beauty.

In short, now that you really know everything about how to preserve your hair from the knots that form with sea water, you just have to put them into practice and ensure you a perfect and silky hair. But not before enjoying a nice dip in the water in the name of tranquility and fun.


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