It is common to find dry and lifeless hair after spending the day at the beach. Proteins, water, and nutrients can be lost by the action of the sun’s rays and seawater. Moisturizing your hair at home soon after the beach is the best way to reverse this picture.
Unlike the skin, hair does not regenerate itself, so a routine of constant hydration and care is key to regaining fiber balance.
How To Identify Dry Hair?
This is not a very complicated task. The dry hair after the beach is easily identifiable by its rough touch, the difficulty of disentangling and loss of brightness.
It is also possible to identify color fading in natural and dyed hair. Ever had the feeling that your hair is lighter after a vacation on the beach? This is a sign of dry, post-beach hair.
It is more common to identify dryness near the tips than the root because this is the first part of the hair to suffer from the effects of the dry hair.
What Causes Dry Hair After The Beach?
Many external agents cause dry hair on the beach. We have three S as the main agents that contribute to the water loss process: sun, sweat, and salt.
Sun rays, called ultraviolet rays, are responsible for changing the structure of the hair, making it brittle. The salt found in seawater and sweat intensify the loss of water in our body, thus collaborating for the dehydration of the hair.
How To Prevent Dryness Before The Beach?
Care should begin before going to the beach. The sun and the sea can damage the hair. If it is not protected, it will burn. It is essential to invest in a good sunscreen for your hair. The use of this product will reduce the action of ultraviolet rays on your hair. It will form a protective layer around the hair that will shield it, avoiding direct contact of the sun with the capillary fiber.
Choose a waterproof product and apply it at length and especially at the tips. This area is at a higher risk of dryness. The best is to apply the product still at home, so that its effect begins, before going to the beach.
Those who prefer to hold the hair, it is enough to do it, with elastics that do not tighten the hair too much, because the traction favors the hair breakage, especially when it is wet.
It is also essential to carry a hair moisturizer in your beach bag. Leave-in, oily, creamy or in spray, serve to untangle the hair in the intervals between dives.
Remember to drink lots of water and eat moisturizing foods because we also need to hydrate our body so that the scalp regains its health.
Try to avoid using any hair and flat iron, as the heat emitted by these is aggressive for dry hair after the beach. If you still have to use one of these, always remember to apply the thermal.
Care After The Beach
You will learn how to bring back hydration to your hair. The tips will help you restore the health, shine, and softness of your hair. Check out!
Care is needed when washing the hair to avoid dryness
During the summer, it is normal for people to wash their heads almost every day because of the heat, sweat, and seawater. However, this excess hygiene can end up drying the hair even more. Hair has a natural oil that helps keep the hair moisturized, and every time it is washed, this moisturizing is removed. Except in cases of naturally oily hair, which needs to be cleaned more frequently, it is best to leave at least one day between cleaning to preserve some of the natural softness of the hair. Don’t skip the wash if you have been in the sea water. Also, it is important always to use cold or warm water, since a high temperature can also dry your hair leaving, the rough appearance of the hair.
Moisturizing your hair at home is essential
Hair moisturizing is the most important treatment for dry hair after a day at the beach. Many people know that the sun can make the strands lose water and become more dehydrated, but many do not imagine that the sea also contributes to this opaque and lifeless aspect. This is because sea water has a high concentration of salt, which makes the hair very rough. Therefore, we recommend using a line specially designed to meet the needs of the fiber after exposure to these external elements.
Kérastase’s Soleil line is a great way to treat hair during the summer because it moisturizes and repairs the hair without regret. Bain Après-Soleil is an anti-damage shampoo that acts to strengthen the hair fiber and can be used on all types of hair. It removes the sand, salt, and sweat residue from the locks without drying them, so it is perfect for bathing after the beach. After its rinse, Masque Soleil is our recommendation to condition, strengthen, lighten, and repair the hair degraded by UV rays. In addition to returning the softness and shine of the hair, it still has anti-frizz action that does not weigh in the fiber, preserving its lightness and natural movement.
Incorporate a hair oil into your beauty routine
In addition to the care during the bath, using a leave-in is crucial. Invest in an oil finisher, which has nutritional properties and helps seal the cuticle and prolong treatment durability. The Elixir Ultime line from Kérastase offers 3 oil options for different types of yarn. L’Huile Originale is the highlight of the collection, providing nourishment, soft touch and radiant glow for medium or thick locks. L’Huile Légère is a biphasic formula aimed at beautiful hair, with lighter consistency to nourish without regret and ensure a silky finish. The L’Huile Rose is the special leave-in for color treated hair, which combines nutrition with the protection of the color and helps to highlight the tones of the locks with a luminous glow.
Avoid using hot tools on dry hair
When hair is dry, it becomes more sensitive to breakage. Therefore, it is important to avoid any practice that could weaken the wires even more. Tools such as dryer, flat iron, and curling tools, work at high temperatures and end up dilating, even more, the hair cuticle, facilitating the loss of water. Whenever possible, let your hair dry naturally after going to the beach, and when you can not avoid the use of heat, remember to apply a good thermal protector to create a barrier around the hair shafts. Both L’Huile Originale and L’Huile Rose offer protection up to 230 ° C, so they fulfill the dual function of shielding the fiber and replenishing its nutrition, which simplifies its beauty routine.
Protect hair from the sun during the whole year
Keeping your hair protected from the sun throughout the year is critical. Whenever you expose yourself to UV rays for a long time, apply a leave-in that offers UV filter. This will avoid dryness, and it can also help restore hair health. Specialists indicate that the two protectors of the Soleil line are perfect for this job. Kerastase Soleil Creme UV Defense Active Masque is a compound spray with Ceramides and Vitamin E. Ceramides help strengthen fiber, while Vitamin E has antioxidant action, so the hair is protected and treated at the same time. CC Crème has linseed oil in addition to the UV filter, so it creates a protective layer around the fiber and prevents the action of aggressive agents. It is an excellent choice for dry hair. Both can be used on dry or wet hair and must be reapplied after each dive.
Homemade Hydration Recipes After The Beach
It is important to wash your hair well, with shampoos and conditioners suited to your type. Those who frequent the beach can use a deep cleansing shampoo for the complete removal of waste from other products.
Hair care after the beach, especially hydration, should be more intense.
And to help keep your hair healthy and moisturized, we are offering you some recipes that use fruits such as papaya and avocado and milk. Fruits have important properties that can restore hair. Already the milk, by the amount of calcium, manages to fortify and to make the hair more beautiful.
Check out the recipes:
Using a cotton ball, apply milk (without boiling) throughout the hair length, including the root. Let it act for an hour and wash your hair as usual. Milk has calcium-rich properties, so it is common to find it in shampoos, conditioners, and masks. For curly or wavy hair, with the hydration of the milk, the hair will take a smooth form. We recommend you to use this hydration every 15 days.
Hydration with coconut oil
Apply coconut oil throughout the hair length, including the root and scalp, and massage well. Let it act overnight and rinse in the morning.
Hydration with banana
Mix a ripe banana, a spoonful of almond oil and two tablespoons of honey until smooth. Apply the mixture throughout the hair and let it act for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Hydration with milk powder
Add water to 1/4 of powdered milk until a homogeneous paste is formed. Apply the mixture on all hair. Wrap your head with a heated towel and let it act for a few minutes and then rinse it.
Hydration with mayonnaise and avocado
Mash one avocado and mix well with a cup of mayonnaise. Apply the mixture on the hair, from root to tip. Let it act for 20 minutes and wash your hair with shampoo.
Homemade Recipes For Capillary reconstruction
A capillary reconstruction is necessary because of all the effects that the sea, wind, and sun can cause.
Capillary reconstruction mixture
You will need:
4 tablespoons of a deep capillary reconstruction mask
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of coconut milk
Mix all items and apply to wet hair (without the root). Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse it. When finish, feel free to use special finishers or repairers to the hair tips.
Honey hair mask
You will need:
3 tablespoons honey
2 olive oil
½ crushed avocado
Prepare a mixture that will leave your hair after the beach more silky and soft. Mix all the ingredients and apply two fingers under the root, down to the ends. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse.
Capillary mask of avocado
You will need:
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of honey
Make a mixture that will avoid the dryness of your hair. Apply the cream to the hair. If possible, wrap in a cap and let it act for 30 minutes. Rinse well.
Oil capillary mask
You will need:
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 more of a moisturizing mask
A little different from the reconstruction mask, this will give more life to your hair after the beach. With the ingredients you will have a simple blend but with strong moisturizing content. Apply and leave on for 30 minutes. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly.
Coffee capillary mask
You will need:
That’s right. The coffee that will wake you up in the morning may be responsible for calming your wires just after a day at the beach. Make strong coffee and apply the liquid to wet hair, letting it act for 20 minutes. Rinse it well.