Summertime means beach time, and beach time means lots of hair problems. This summer, enjoy a fabulous hair every time you hit the beach without turning to expensive hair treatments. My hair tends to be frizzy, dry, and weak each time I go to the beach, so I’m always on the lookout for new tricks to make my hair look healthier and shinier as well as protect it from sun. Here’s how you can protect your strands from the damaging effects of sun and seawater.
1. Air dry your hair
Letting your hair air dry is much healthier and better for your hair. Whether you are planning to go to the beach today or any other day, get into a habit of air drying your hair. Also, make sure you wash it right. For healthier locks, wash your hair and put it into a bun with a little conditioner in it. After 1-2 hours, take it down, and enjoy a soft, wavy and moisturized hair. Now you are ready to hit the beach without worrying about dry and frizzy hair.
2. Avoid harsh styling agents
During the summer season it’s best to avoid any hairsprays, gels, and other styling agents. If you have flat or oily hair, you can try a sea salt mist or skip shampooing at least one day. If you have dry hair, use a moisturizing styling lotion or opt for a deep conditioner to tame and moisturize your locks. I love to use moisturizing styling lotion with coconut oil or shea butter to keep my hair tamed, soft and shiny.
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3. Seal your tips
Many women believe coconut oil makes hair oily, but it’s actually not true. Coconut oil has fantastic beauty benefits and it can instantly become your hair’s best friend in summer once you give it a try. Just rub a dime sized amount of coconut oil between your hands for several seconds, and apply it to your tips. Sealing your tips can make all the difference, and it will not make your hair oily unless you use too much of it. Apply coconut oil to your tips before you head to the beach and after to keep your hair moisturized.
4. Condition your hair before you comb it
Don’t comb your hair after being out on the beach, as it can make your hair break off and cause it to look frayed, frizzy and all out of sorts. If you have a very long hair, always condition your hair before you comb it. It’s one of the secrets to use in order to protect your hair at the beach.
5. Make sure you use the right comb
If you are using a comb or a regular hairbrush, make sure it has the rubber tips at the end of each tooth of the comb or brush bristle. It’s very important to choose the right comb, since it’ll make all the difference in protecting your hair when you are at the beach.
6. Take along bobby pins
I think every girl should have some bobby pins in her purse, especially when she is going to hit the beach. I’m a big fan of bobby pins. They don’t tear my hair and when my hair is a bit drier at the beach, it’s extremely important. Bobby pins are cheap and there are many styling creations to make with them. I especially like using bobby pins to keep fly-away hairs off my face.
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7. Boost your intake of healthy fats
To protect your hair at the beach, consider boosting your intake of healthy fats. They condition your hair from the inside out and they are good for your metabolism when eaten in moderation. Have avocados, coconut oil and almonds in smoothies, and eat salads dressed with flax or hemp oil. Your hair will be very soft and shiny, and that’s vital at the beach where the ocean air and humidity dry it out so fast.
These tips are tested and tried, and they do not sacrifice your style, right? Sometimes, a few tricks make a huge difference in how you look and feel while you are relaxing on the beach. Do you have any tips for protecting your hair at the beach? Share them with us, please.