Summer’s here and we cannot get the ‘beach’ out of our hair. In our previous blog, we detailed the roadmap to getting ready for a beach vacay. Today we will share a rally around the hair care you need to give your crowning glory when at the beach. After you have enjoyed the warmth of the sun and sand on your toes, you may feel your hair feels dry like a straw. If you have hip gal curls, your hair will get a whimsical frizz from the salty air which will render you speechless. Here is our bag of hair tips and tricks that will work wonders in giving you beach-ready hair.
Pre-dip haircare tips
Salty air and salt water are two keywords you should keep in mind. While the ocean is rich with various minerals that are healthy for hair, the flipside is that we need to take care of it too. Salt water can damage hair, fade hair colour and also make it dry and frizzy. Hence, you need to add a protective shield before you venture into the waters. Jojoba Oil works wonders in keeping out salt and chlorine and nourishing your hair.
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Yes, you must rinse your hair before heading into the ocean. When we mean rinse we don’t mean shampoo, just wet it. That’s because when hair is dry, it will absorb more chlorine and salt. Wet hair, on the contrary, absorbs less of it. And likewise, it would be wise to rinse your hair after your swim to help remove any residual salt and chemicals.
Whether you opt for a swim or prefer to lounge on the beach bed soaking up the either, either way, your hair is prone to sun damage. This is why you need to slather your hair with leave-in conditioners so it locks in moisture. It’ll also coat your hair and protect it from damage if you decide to swim. Simply put, your hair will absorb more conditioner and less salt water. Take a coin-sized amount on your palm and apply it on damp hair. You can also apply this serum once you are out of water.
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Wear a swim cap
Another brilliant idea is wearing a swim cap. This will not only not protect your hair but also keep it manageable post the swim. If you have coloured hair, be mindful as seawater can be damaging for chemically treated hair.
Post-dip haircare tips:
Wash your hair
Once you are done with your swim, wash your hair again with fresh water. This is imperative as swimming may have caused residue and other salty deposits to get stuck in your hair. This is not only damaging but also strips the hair of nutrients making it look dull and lifeless. So, remember. Wash your hair with fresh water.
Use a sulphate-free shampoo
Shampoo with sulphates can be drying and that’s the last thing you need since the sea water has already done most of the moisture-sucking of your hair. What you need is a sulphate-free shampoo that will infuse your hair with health, shine and moisture and reload the goodness.
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Apply a serum
If the beach has brought on the frizz, worry not. Use an anti-frizz serum that will not only coat it with nourishing properties but will also keep the frizz in check so you can enjoy sea-swept hair without a frizzy mess.
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Indulge in a hair mask
Post a swim, give your hair some intense care with a nourishing hair mask. This will not only get your hair bouncing with health but will also strengthen your strands and keep them as healthy as ever.
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A few other bonus tips for all:
Wear a hat
Hats not only look good but also protect hair from sun damage. Likewise with scarves. Treat yourself to a nice, big hat that’ll protect your hair and face and opt for a bright-coloured scarf for a burst of colour. These will also prevent your hair from tangling on a windy day.
Braid your hair
While hats work amazingly in protecting your hair, braids are another good option. This will not only keep your hair from getting into a knotty mess but you’ll be able to enjoy the beach breeze without strands sticking to your face. Try cute styles like fish braids and French braids. Play up your hair with colourful hair accessories and rubber bands.
Avoid heating products
The ocean will anyway zap your hair off moisture, and heating products, even more so. This can be detrimental to hair and can cause damage. Avoid using styling products for at least 24 hours before you head to the beach.
Use a wide-tooth comb
Untangle your messy beach hair with a wide-toothed comb. It will not only detangle your hair efficiently but will result in less breakage too. This is a boon, especially for those with curly hair.
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So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy the day at the beach knowing that your hair will be well taken care of. Soak in the sun, feel the sand between your toes, and watch the oceans welcome you with waves, these moments are precious. And you definitely don’t need hair woes ruining it. So go on, have fun in the sun.