2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 03:31
Trichologist-consultant Anna Portkova told why in summer it is better not to abuse oils and salt sprays, why rinse your head after bathing and how to protect your hair from harmful UV radiation if there is no SPF product at hand.
Rule # 1: Don't Overuse Oils
When going to the beach, do not apply natural oils to your hair. Penetrating under the scales, they heat up under the influence of the sun, destroying the structure. Result: dryness, brittleness, loss of elasticity (I talked about gross mistakes when using oils here).
Rule # 2: Always Flush Off Sea and Chlorinated Water
Lingering on the hair, the salt crystals act like a prism, literally burning the hair. Salt sprays have the same effect - this is an excellent texturizing agent, but you can not use it more than once or twice a week. Chlorine has a similar story - it destroys the structure.
Rule # 3: use SPF protection
Skin is not the only one that needs UV protection. UV rays destroy the integrity of the hair and contribute to the washing out of the color - the hair fading. When exposed to the sun, SPF products evaporate, "taking away" the temperature from the surface and hair shaft, helping to retain moisture.
Rule # 4: make masks more often
Summer is the time for moisturizing sprays and masks. Even with protection, the hair is still attacked. Look for herbal extracts, proteins, biotin, vitamins.
Rule # 5: use thermal protection
Even if you blow dry your hair with cold air, use thermal protection! It creates a film on the surface of the hair, preventing delamination and helping to maintain the structure. If there is no SPF product on the shelf, apply thermal protection before going to the beach - it will save you from possible "troubles".
Rule # 6: Wear Hats
There is no better hair protection than a baseball cap. Harmful ultraviolet radiation is not able to penetrate even thin fabric. And in general - it's beautiful!
Rule # 7: take care of the tips
Before a "sunbathing" session, you can apply any moisturizing mask to the ends, which will "take away" the temperature no worse than a product with SPF. NAK "Recovery in 60 seconds" works great.
Rule # 8: wash your hair as it gets dirty
This rule should be followed not only on vacation. A mixture of the secretion of the sebaceous glands with dust, dirt and salts of heavy metals is an excellent substrate for the reproduction of pathogens. And under the influence of temperature, this happens much faster.
Rule # 9: don't dry your hair too wet
Never dry your hair just outside the shower. Blot them with a towel and let them dry naturally a little (at least 5 minutes). Just get wet, and do not wipe - wet hair is easily damaged by mechanical stress.
During the drying process, it is important to choose the correct temperature regime and air direction: the streams must be directed at an angle in the direction of the cuticle.
Rule # 10: use a scalp scrub
I recommend scrubs, not peels. Scrubs have a softer effect on the skin (peels are more of a salon story), providing deep cleansing, removing styling residues, excess sebum, and heavy metal salts. With regular use, metabolic processes are accelerated, blood circulation is stimulated. The active ingredients from serums and masks are absorbed much better after the scrub.
Rule # 11: tint before going to sea
Are you surprised? The pigment fills the free space between the scales - the hair becomes denser and harder to damage.