Sun, beach and long days: summer is a great time of the year. But hot temperatures also have the down side: the mane has to struggle with the sunny season and suffers from UV radiation . This removes moisture from hair, makes it look dull and flat and the scalp might be dried out and itchy. Salt and chlorinated water are also troublesome for hair and they are suspects for a straw-look-and-feel. It is therefore important to have a proper hair care that is adapted to summer weather. Here are our tips on how to keep your hair looking fantastic in the hot season.
Hair needs sun protection, too
It goes without saying that we apply sunscreen to our skin. Far too often, however, we forget that our hair doesn’t like the sun’s rays either. The radiation damages the lipid layer that protects hair from drying out. In addition, UV radiation also has harmful effect on the scalp. Like the rest of the body, sunburn can occur on scalp, which can lead to skin cancer. In addition, the sensitive scalp tends to dry out and dandruff would be the result. So make sure you apply good sun protection for your scalp and hair. Spray your mane with nourishing sun protection sprays specifically for hair. There are also special styling creams with protection against UV radiation.
Moisture boost for damaged hair
In summer, hair longs for a lot of moisture. Therefore, get moisturizing shampoos and conditioners enriched with aloe vera or squalane as soon as the season starts. This prevents hair from drying-out and split ends. In addition, pamper your tress regularly with rich leave-in care with pure aloe vera gel for skin and hair or a natural hair oil. For example, hair massage with our vitamin E oil can offer wonderful moisturization, protects it from free radicals and stimulates collagen formation . Another good idea is our Casida sweet almond oil , which supplies hair with vitamins, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Casida rosehip oil can also be a good source of moisture, too.
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Glossy hair inside-out
You can also work out your summer hair from the inside. A biotin-zinc complex can strengthen the tresses and make it more resistant to sun, chlorine and salt water. At the same time, you can look forward to a shiny and even healthy hair growth, in addition to less brittle hair and less loss. The reason? Biotin and zinc stimulate the formation of collagen and keratin: collagen strengthens the hair roots and keratin makes hair more stable and flexible to avoid easy break-off. You can take dietary supplements or have a diet rich in biotin and zinc in summer to achieve this.
Hair care after sun bathing
Regardless of whether you are at the beach or at the swimming pool: rinse your hair after a cool wet dip as soon as possible. This frees the hair from chlorine and salt water that quickly dry out your mane – especially in connection with the sun. It is also better to schedule your next hairdresser appointment after vacation so that your new hair color does not fade or blonde hair turns unsightly green. Also important: pamper your tress with moisture again. Special after-sun care helps against dryness, and cooling sprays and gels with aloe vera soothe your scalp and give your hair a beautiful glamour. The plant can also help against existing sunburn on the head. Also take time for a hair pack, which can be left on for up to 20 minutes. Enriched with coconut oil, it pampers your hair with moisture. Use the oil a day before your visit to the beach, so that your mane can be protected from damage from the sun rays.