The sun, the sea and wind can discolor our hair, dry out and make it look dull. In addition to sun cream for your skin, you should also take extra care of your hair in the summer. The best protection for your hair is a headgear or scarf when you sit or walk in the sun, and a swimming cap when you go swimming. After swimming, it is important to rinse your hair thoroughly.

Since the sun makes your hair paler, maybe you can wait until after the summer days to die your hair? In addition, we have these tips for you:

There are all kinds of shampoo that supposedly strengthen, nourish and so on. There are even special shampoos that contain a UV filter for sun protection. However, a shampoo remains too short on the hair to really have a lot of effect. A regular mild shampoo for daily use, is more than enough. Do not use too much shampoo during daily washing.

After shampooing, apply a moisturizing conditioner if necessary. Preferably choose a product that does not contain alcohol and as many natural ingredients as possible.

To protect your hair even more, you can apply a protective lotion or gel. Especially with dyed hair, this can help to prevent the rapid discoloration. Do not use products containing silicone or mineral oil (petrolatum, Vaseline, paraffin). Do not forget to rinse the products of well at the end of the day.

You can apply a nourishing hair mask once a week. There are different products for this, but regular olive oil works equally well and is much cheaper. Avoid silicone or mineral oil-based products. Apply the product to the hair with a piece cotton, wrap a towel on it and leave to soak for several hours before thoroughly washing it off.

Let your hair air dry and do not use a hairdryer during the summer.

Small children, adults with thin hair and those who are bald (or balding) should apply sunscreen to the head to protect the scalp.

Angie Mahecha

An fitness addict passionate about all things nature and animals, Angie often volunteers her time to NGOs and governmental organizations alike working with animals in general and endangered species in particular. She covers stories on wildlife and the environment for the Scientific Origin.