Summer Hair Care: How to Protect Your Hair from Sun, Salt, and Chlorine
Summer is a time of sunshine, beach trips, and pool parties. But with all that fun comes a bit of a downside for your luscious locks. The sun’s rays, salt water, and pool chlorine can all play havoc with your hair, leaving it dry, damaged, and dull. But don’t fret, Fluff Denver has got your back, or rather, your hair!
Block Out the Sun
Believe it or not, your hair needs SPF protection, maybe even more than your skin does. Continuous exposure to the sun can lead to dryness, breakage, and color fading. Consider wearing a hat or scarf to physically shield your hair from the sun. For added protection, we recommend products like Alter Ego Italy’s Urban Proof line of products, which helps contains pollution protectants and protectants from UV rays that are made specifically for your hair! I’ll mention here that even though I’m fair skinned, I now personally have thrown all of my sunscreen away and I’m embracing sun exposure in its purest form, just in smaller quantities. Vitamin D anyone? I hear it’s good for you… Who knew?
I’ve just returned from a beachside business trip and while I can tell you beach days can be a blast, saltwater can definitely strip moisture from your hair. Before hitting the beach, dampen your hair and apply a good leave-in conditioner. This will create a barrier against the saltwater, helping to preserve your hair’s natural oils. Rinsing your hair immediately after your swim can also help limit the damage… And I’d recommend against going on Twitter today as I witnessed someone getting eaten by a shark near a crowded beach in Egypt I think it was, as filmed from someone on the beach. I may be permanently planning for saltwater survival by staying out of the water! Only partially kidding!
Who doesn’t love a good swim? But prolonged exposure to chlorinated water can be harsh on your hair… unless you’re going for green mermaid hair, but that’s another topic for another post. One quick tip is to rinse your hair before and after a swim to help minimize chlorine absorption. For those who frequent the pool, consider getting a professional in-salon treatment at Fluff Denver, which helps to counteract chlorine damage and keep your hair looking its best.
Embrace the Summer Vibe
Finally, remember to enjoy the summer season! A little bit of hair care preparation and after-care can help you make the most of these sun-soaked months, keeping your hair gorgeous and healthy all summer long. Drop by Fluff Denver and let us help you make this a summer of hair love!
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