When vacations are near and the beach is the destination, many things have to be prepared. Skincare, sun protection, hotel reservations, having the nails done… But what about hair? Does it need some special care?
Although we don’t feel any changes in our hair during exposure to the sun, let me tell you it is being damaged by the rays. As well as the skin, hair should be cared for when going to the beach because the results can be worse than you imagine.
First of all, sun rays weaken the structure of the hair, making it drier, brittle, and more prone to breakage. Besides, when going to the beach or just sitting in the backyard to get some tan we usually end up refreshing in the sea or in the pool. Chlorine and salt can even enhance the sun’s effects.
What is more, there are types of hair that are weaker than others. Those that are more processed and damage are not as strong as those hairs that haven’t been damaged before. Besides, the length of the hair is also important. If it is longer, it is weaker and, therefore, more vulnerable to sun rays.
However, there is still something you can do. Firstly, make sure that when you come back from vacation you can trim your hair. This is because split ends tend to tangle easier and break. During your vacation, you can consider using a water-proof UV filter, staying in the shade, or wearing a hat. Finally, when you get back home, you can try applying some hair masks to nourish the strands and tackle the effects of the sun.