6 tips for effective hair care during your summer trip

Summer is the perfect time to travel and explore the world, but many of us still suffer from severe hair loss after the trip. So, how to deal with that condition?

1. AVOID WASHING YOUR HAIR WITH HOT WATER

Hot water is one of the main causes of weak hair and hair loss. For proper shampooing, start with warm water when using shampoo. After applying a layer of conditioner, move to water immediately. Warm water helps the dermis of the hair expand, supporting the shampoo and conditioner to work. Cold water plays the role of closing the epidermis, keeping the hair moist and shiny.

If you wash your hair with hot water, your hair will be tangled, it is difficult to brush. This method of hair care can be applied always to ensure effectiveness.

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Photo: Tanja Heffner

2. PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM THE SUN

You probably already know the "ravages" of the sun, especially in tropical countries. Sunlight can cause severe damage to hair follicles. In addition, the sun also makes your hair dry, changes the color of hair, thins the hair and causes split ends. Light colored hair will suffer more than dark hair.

So, protect your hair in hot weather, this is just like applying a layer of sunscreen to your hair. Today, there are many products that can help you protect your hair from the sun. In addition, you should also prepare yourself a wide-brimmed hat to cover the hair. If you are interested in sunbathing at the beach, choose the early morning or lie in the shadow.

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Photo: Pete Bellis

3. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

On long trips, many people forget to drink or don’t drink enough water. Drinking plenty of water will not only help your body to have a cool bath, but it will also help your hair become healthier, sleeker and less dry. In addition, you should also eat green vegetables and fruits since these foods will provide more substances and vitamins needed to your hair.

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4. PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM CHLORINE

Chlorine is commonly found in swimming pools since it is capable of killing harmful bacteria. However, chlorine is also a "nightmare" for your hair as it burns the oil needed for hair. As a result, your hair will become dry and discolored.

To avoid this effect, you should moisten your hair before entering the pool. Wet hair is less influenced by pool water and chlorine. In addition, you can also apply a layer of olive oil or conditioner to create a protective layer for your hair. If possible, wear a swimming cap, the best way to protect your hair in this case.

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Photo: Margot Pandone

5. BRING YOUR SHAMPOO

Shampoo bottles of unknown origin in the hotel are always a horrible nightmare for hair. You should prepare yourself a set of mini shampoo and hair conditioner on every trip, because only you know your own hair. With this method of hair care, you will no longer worry about whether your hair is damaged after the trip or not.

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Photo: Sassy Gal

6. SAY NO TO CHEMICALS

Summer is a time when many women want to change their hairstyles to appear more prominently in every photo. However, only the sun is enough to ruin your hair. Therefore, you should limit dyeing, stretching, bleaching... hair. Don’t use of chemicals and heat on your hair during this season.

In case you really want to dye your hair, do it one or two months before the hottest time of the year.

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Photo: Oladimeji Odunsi

By: Dinah Gutierrez

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