Planning on spending the day by the pool or on the beach? Do not forget about your hair and prevent damages with this tips.
Everybody loves a couple of days free of work to spend at the beach, either you are on a summer vacation or just a quick hideaway, your body and your mind will appreciate this break. But if you are not cautious enough, there will be someone who will not like your beach weekend, and that is your hair.
We all know that protecting your skin from the sun rays is very important not only to avoid sunburns but to prevent any other diseases. But, just like you care for your skin, you should be caring for your hair.
Excessive sunlight, dehydration, sea salt, and even chlorine water and excessive humidity can damage it leaving it brittle, tangled, and if it is color treated, even greenish.
So, what to do to protect your hair from the pool and most of all, from your beach vacations? Worry not, we’ve got you covered, and here are seven tips to prevent damage.
Shower before hitting the pool
The common thing is to shower after a good dip in the pool, however rinsing your hair before will be the best thing to do. Why? Well, it turns out hair is porous, meaning liquids are rapidly absorbed by each strand of hair. So, if you shower before the pool, your hair will be drenched in clean water and therefore, moisturizes instead of soaking in chlorine.
You don’t have to run to the bathroom, use those showers next to the pool or on the beach to drench your hair and prevent any damage.
Put your hair up
Either on a ponytail, braids, or a simple topknot, the most important thing is that you keep your hair out of the water as much as possible. This will prevent your hair from soaking the chlorine water or sea salt and dehydrating.
Use a hat
The last thing you want is to get your scalp sunburned, that is why the best thing you can do is to wear a cap, a hat or a scarf to prevent the sun from doing its thing on your head and your hair since it can cause dehydration or brittle.
If you are unable to drench your hair before hitting the pool, a bit of conditioner before will do the trick. Just be careful not to use more than needed so as not to pollute the water.
Use a swim cap
Might be the least stylish option of all, but if you really want to protect your hair, then wear a latex swim cap to prevent your hair from coming in contact with the water. There are some fabric caps that won’t do much, so better choose one that serves as a barrier between your hair and the water.
This is recommended especially if you’ve done some color treatment recently.
Rinse after swimming
It is super important for you to rinse your hair as soon as you got out of the pool or the sea to eliminate any chemicals, metals, or salt from your hair. It doesn’t matter if you don’t use shampoo, the most important thing is to eliminate any traces of chlorine or salt.
Once you are at home, why not try a natural and detoxifying rinse? It is super simple, just use some apple cider vinegar on your hair to remove any leftover chlorine deposits. The best thing? It can also help remove dead skin cells and unclog hair follicles for stronger and more beautiful hair.