Summer is almost over, but we are still not ready to part with the warmth. Ahead is the velvet season. And, if you are planning a vacation on the seaside or on the beach by the lake, we advise you not to forget about hair protection products. The sun, wind, and salt water are still treacherous and dangerous. We asked an expert about how to protect curls.
Heat can stain your skin faster than during colder seasons. And this, in turn, can cause irritation, dandruff. Therefore, the most important task of shampoo is to gently, gently, but effectively cleanse the skin. Forget that washing your hair every day is bad for you. This should be done as needed. Cleansing can help prevent the buildup of sebum and dirt, which clogs the pores and prevents oxygen from reaching the bulbs. If this is not done, then the hair will noticeably weaken, fall out, become brittle and lifeless.
Choose a shampoo for yourself, not forgetting about your hair type. Ideally, the shampoo in the hot season should contain moisturizing and nourishing ingredients: various oils, proteins or keratin. They are the ones who actively care for the hair, protect it from external aggressive factors, while gently cleansing the scalp. Also, make sure that there are no sulfates in the product – they can dry out the skin unnecessarily, which will definitely not play into your hands. Well, a huge plus will be the presence of the SPF factor in the shampoo.
Balms / conditioners and hair masks, coupled with the right shampoo, will help protect you as much as possible from the “straw” on your head. The first ones additionally nourish the curls, fill them with moisture, give shine and a lively look. Remember that these products should be applied after shampoo and only to the length of the hair, avoiding the roots, if you do not want to deprive them of volume. It is better to use these products from the same line as your shampoo, since then they will exactly complement each other.
As for the masks, they are needed for a deeper penetration of the components into the hair. Gathered in hot countries? Grab products with moisturizing and nourishing effects that contain appropriate ingredients (plant extracts, oils, vitamin complexes, proteins).
The mask should be applied 1-2 times a week and kept for at least 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Indelible care and protection
So, the scalp was cleaned, the hair was moisturized, then what? Further, you should not ignore the stage with indelible care. Sprays, oils, fluids, serums additionally take care of your hair and give it an outwardly healthy look. Importantly, it is in such products that there is an SPF factor, so in the warm season it is better to always have it on hand, apply it to slightly damp hair before styling. By the way, such products not only protect the hair, but also make combing much easier.
We pay special attention to thermal protection products – especially if you cannot do without a hairdryer or ironing in your daily styling. They are a “must tool” not only in the summer, but at any time of the year. But since it is at the sea or in the mountains that there are additional aggressive factors in the form of UV radiation, it is definitely not worth ignoring them.
By the way, about styling: on vacation, it is better to avoid using a hair dryer, irons and curling irons, because they already do a lot of harm to your hair. But if it is impossible not to use them, then be sure to take thermal protection with you.
Also, modern styling products (varnishes, sprays, mousses) include sun protection factors, so they help not only to fix the styling, but also to protect against radiation, wind, rain and any other natural factors.
Remember how as a child your mother always asked you to put on a hat before going out into the sun? She was right. Hats, caps, bandanas, kerchiefs and panamas will not only protect you from sunstroke, but also keep your hair healthy and prevent it from drying out.
If you follow these simple steps, your hair will be even stronger, healthier and more beautiful by the end of the rest.