At The Hair Vitamin company, we understand the toll summer can take on your hair. For this reason, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to make sure you have the luscious and healthy hair you deserve all summer long!
Saltwater DamageWhen you're overexposed to seawater it can wreak havoc on your hair.
Our hair's water content is what makes it elastic and shiny. Salt water has a large salt content that leeches water out of your hair. Dehydrated hair can become dry, dull, lose colour, be prone to getting tangled and having split ends.
The best way to protect your hair from the damage of salt water is to be proactive about it.
- A pre-shampoo treatment
- A regular (Tight) swim cap
- Good leave-in conditioner
- Shampooing your hair twice after a swim
- Replacing your regular conditioner with a moisture mask after a swim
Healthy Food Choices
Blueberries are a natural source of vitamin c and rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants can help protect the scalp, while vitamin C is important for protecting cells, maintaining healthy skin, and improving the production of collagen, which in turn strengthens hair capillaries that feed the hair shaft. Other foods high in Vitamin C are; guava, kiwi, papaya, strawberries, and sweet potatoes.
Salmon is packed with healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids feed the oil glands around the hair follicle, ensuring that hair retains shine and luster. Eating food sources high in omega-3 is important as your body cannot produce these healthy fats, which means it's only possible to get them from food or supplements. Other fish full of essential moga-3 include sardines & mackerel.
High in folic acid, vitamin A and C, beta carotene, and iron, spinach is a truly powerful food for hair growth. A normal level of iron encourages hair growth and prevents it from becoming brittle and weak. Spinach at 6mg of iron per serving, is an excellent way of boosting iron levels and encouraging hair growth. Other iron- rich veggies are; kale, broccoli, and lentils.
Conditioning is keyJust like you long for a refreshing drink on the beach in the middle of June, so does your hair. Pick a hydrating conditioner and consider hair oil or serum on the ends will help restore parched locks.
If you need that exrtra little bit of moisture consider using a leave-in conditioner or conditioning masks.
Minimize Pool-Hair FrizzYes, we all know the pain of the infamous post chlorinated pool hair-frizz. A little trick we found a few summers ago is that if you rinse with freshwater before and after, you banish that chlorinated pool hair-frizz.
If you want another extra layer of hair-car protection you can wear a protective mask for swimming.
Enjoy your summer
Summer hair care can be challenging at times. This is not a checklist but some recommendations.
Your hair is a reflection of you, so grab that strawberry daiquiri and the sunscreen and hit the beach.
Let us help you on your journey to healthy hair.
Carol & Anna