Healthy Hair, Summer Beauty Tips
Tips for Healthy Hair in the Summer
Summer is a time to relax, have fun and enjoy the good weather. Unfortunately enjoying the sun, the sea and the pool causes a great deal of distress to our hair. The mixture of sun, salt and chlorine is disastrous for good looking hair, most of the time resulting in dull and lifeless tresses. To avoid that it is important to remember that better than repairing damaged hair is to concentrate in avoiding damaging agents.
Here you will find some of my favourite hair products that I use to keep my hair on top condition. I have personally tried and tested, most of these products.
Remember that regardless of hair fashion styles, shiny, sexy, healthy looking hair is always in. Instead of creating complicated styles, focus most of your attention on the care and conditioning of your hair. Healthy hair that moves and shines is always in style.
How Does The Sun Damage Your Hair?
The sun is often one of the causes of damaged hair because it can cause the hair's protein bonds to diminish and weaken and while the sun won't really negatively affect healthy hair, chemically processed hair does not react well to ultraviolet rays.
Prolonged exposure to the sun can damage your hair from its cuticle to its inner structure. If you plan on spending time in the sun, it is important to protect your hair
Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage by using UV-protection Hair Care Products.
Prevent damage and colour fading by spraying your hair with SPF products
Spending the days at the beach or pool are one of the great things about summer, unfortunately, the sun, salt water and chlorine cause havoc with our hair. Prevent damage and colour fading by spraying your hair with SPF products like Renee Furterer’s Very High Protection Moisturizing Fluid. This product works wonders on your hair preventing dehydration and protecting against UV rays, sea water, pool water and other environmental factors.
This water-resistant fluid with Hair Protection Factor KPF 90, ensures very high protection against UV radiation, sea and swimming pool water. It is non-oily and is enriched with sesame oil to prevent hair dehydration.
Rene Furterer Sun Care Repairing After Sun Shampoo
Use A Nourishing And Hydrating Shampoo
After a day at the pool or beach, wash your hair with a nourishing and hydrating shampoo. My favourite one is the French Renee Furterer Nourishing Sun Shampoo for Dry Hair, an ultra repairing shampoo that nourishes and restructures hair damaged by the sun while effectively removing chlorine and salt build-up. It can be a little expensive but it is well worth it as you only need a tiny amount to leave your hair feeling soft, shiny and healthy. The volume of shampoo you should use depends on the length and thickness of your hair, but a blob the size of a 20p coin is a good start," says Michael Lendon, advanced creative director at Aveda.
Another all time favourite but a bit more difficult to find in France is the Aussie 3 minute miracle Shampoo and it smells heavenly.
Your hair's natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away— New York-based hair stylist Dan Sharp
Rene Furterer Karite Intense Nourishing Mask
Use a deep conditioner, hair mask or a moisturizing cream after your shampoo
Whenever possible finish up with a hair mask or a moisturizing cream. Again, my favourite product comes from Rene Furterer, the Karite Intense Nourishing Conditioning Cream which nourishes and hydrates all hair types. Fortified with essential oils it conditions, repairs, rejuvenates and beautifies even the driest of hair.
Give yourself a hot oil treatment
Give yourself a hot oil treatment while you sunbathe by using Paul Labrecque Repair Condition Hair & Scalp Treatment. Take one of the 5 bottles of Lemon Grass Oil and bury it in the sand to heat the liquid to oil. Then slick it into your hair, make it into a ponytail and continue to sunbathe or spend the day on the beach. It will not only protect your hair but you will have received an excellent deep hot oil treatment whilst you’re out. Do not forget to shampoo later on and style your hair as normal.
How to Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage
- Use hair products that contain UV protection to help guard your tresses on a regular basis.
- Wet your hair before you go swimming –your hair can only hold so much water so if it’s already wet it will not soak up much chlorine or salt.
- Wear a swimming hat for the swimming pool it will protect your hair from chlorine discoloration.
- After swimming in the ocean, lake or pool, rinse hair immediately to remove chemicals, salts and other impurities that can be disastrous to hair colour and condition.
- If you are going to be out in the sun for the day, use a bandana or a hat to cover those beautiful strands. This will keep the sun from turning your hair brassy and it is fashionable!
- If you are going to be under the sun without a hat, style your hair without parting to help you avoid a painful sunburn that will peel and flake off like dandruff.
How to tie and wear a Scarf
The boring ponytail is classy but not fashionable anymore. Try leaving your hair wild for an ethnic look. If you prefer chic styles that keep the hair out of your face, why not try a French-braid headband.
If you love that curly California surfer look, spray your hair while still damp with some hair spray, oil or conditioner and twist around your fingers.
You can also take the sides of your hair at the temple and give them a little twist and pin back with a clip. This is a great style if you have curly or wavy hair.
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What About using Lemon Juice or other sun activated hair lightening products?
No, No and No.
Please do not fall into temptation and stay away from hair products that contain high levels of alcohol or peroxide. And please, do not try to lighten your hair using lemon juice neither - very tempting way to light up your locks. The acid on the lemon juice and chemicals on sun activated hair lightening products will cause your hair to dry out faster and will speed the process of damage caused by the sun.
More hair recources
- Damaged Hair Repair
Learn how repair damaged hair and end your damaged hair woes at damagedhair.net
- Super-Sweet Summer Hair Styles and Colors
I am going to show some really sweet, really hip, stylish summer hair-do's. Not only are they HOT, but they are SO COOL! Also, a few hints and tips about changing the COLOR of your hair......
© 2009 Wendy Iturrizaga
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