Hair Care in Summer: Excessive exposure to the sun causes damage to the hair, in such a way that it can burn it, change its texture, make it more fragile, dehydrate it and make it lose color, among others. Some of these damages could be recovered with some treatments. For example, ” you could recover the softness and vitality of the hair with intensive treatments of vegetable keratin, which contain amino acids that repair the natural keratin in the parts of the hair where they are damaged”, explains Patricia Martinez Rodes, the pharmacist at the Farmacia Ocarina, in Orihuela (Alicante).
which provide the hair with the lipid rehydration it needs to look smooth, bright and with light. “By providing nutritional assets rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, the hair regains its natural, healthy and elastic appearance.
6 Basic Tips Hair Care in the Summer Season
However, not to get to this point, Martinez gives a series of tips to take care of hair in summer and that does not spoil.
1) Cover your head with a hat
As in the skin, the best prevention is to cover the area with a physical barrier to prevent the sun from hitting the person. In this case, Martinez recommends covering his head with a hat or handkerchief. “It is especially important in the case of children or people with alopecia.
2) Hydrate the hair
A second tip is to moisturize the hair. If it is hydrated, it can face more force the external aggressions to which it is going to be subjected in summer. Martinez suggests using masks that nourish hair or repair keratin.
Also bet on shampoos with soft and natural ingredients, without sulfates that weaken the water layer. “It is a way of not attacking the natural defense of the hair”.
“The shampoo, if it is soft, can be used daily and, if it is for treatment, once or twice a week. The mask would be used once or twice a week.
3) Use a sunscreen for hair
“Another way to help hair is to protect it from the sun with sunscreen for hair, ” says Martinez. These cosmetics are usually formulated in spray or oils and have a high power of hydration and penetration.
4) Dry it and avoid straining hairstyles
The pharmacist remembers that it is not advisable to make hairstyles that are too tight when wet or to have too much wet time.
5) Shower before and after getting into the pool or the sea
Another good habit in summer is to wet your hair in the shower before entering the pool or the sea. “As hair is porous and absorbs water if it is already wet before coming into contact with salt or chlorine, its penetration power is lower. This favors less contact with irritants.
Similarly, “it is recommended that when leaving the pool or the sea rinse the hair with water to remove the remains of salt or chlorine.
6) Protect the hair from high temperatures
Martinez adds that “we should protect the hair when we are going to subject it to the heat of hair dryers or irons. Today the products have evolved a lot and we can find formulas that will seal the hair so that it does not suffer.