Avoid suffering and hair loss after exposing it to the sun

Without adequate protection, the hair is weakened by solar radiation, chlorine, sand, wind or salt. So protect your hair from the sun and slow down its effects, you will not regret it.

At any age

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Protecting hair is still a pending issue. The hair does not have a specific defense system, as it happens with the skin and, once damaged, it does not renew itself. If you do not want to spend all year trying to repair the disaster suffered during your vacation, follow our advice.

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Whatever your age, you should know that Long exposure to the sun causes UV rays to wreak havoc on the hair , dehydrating and weakening it. In addition, you can get to burn, especially, coloring. Therefore, it is advisable to use specific treatments that protect the hair fiber before and during exposure, and repair products for later.
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The application of hair sunscreens is identical to that of skin products. Half an hour before going down to the beach , you have to extend a generous amount of sunscreen to protect the hair structure and prevent dehydration and that becomes fragile. You have to renew your application every two hours and also after each bath.
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It is important use hats or handkerchiefs to protect from the direct action of sunlight, especially if it is dyed or has some type of molding. At home, wash it with specific shampoos and apply repairing balms. And, once a week, give yourself a mask to nourish it.
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Temperature contrast

The hair also suffers with the thermal contrasts to which we submit during the holidays. When we take a bath on the beach, the water is at 23o C and, when we go out, the thermometer marks 39o C.
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It happens the same if you come from the street, with the mercury marking the 40th C, and you enter in a closed room and the air conditioning is at 22o C. Dr. Steve Shiel, scientist of Procter & Gamble , assures that 'a temperature increase of 21o C to 35o C significantly increases the possibility of damage and breakage of the hair'.
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The solution to alleviate this problem is protect the hair with a very moisturizing product that forms a protective film on the hair fiber to maintain its ideal levels of water and prevent dehydration and excessive drying.
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Hairs to the sea

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Contrary to what most people think, seawater is a real beauty treatment , not only for the hair, but also for the scalp.
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It is rich in trace elements and iodine, which nourish and tone. However, a hair impregnated with salt and directly exposed to solar radiation is a cocktail of devastating effects.
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The reason is that sea salt adheres to the hair fiber and acts like a magnifying glass. In the days of very strong sun, the hair can even get to burn.
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These problems are exacerbated in dyed hair, since they are more porous and are very unprotected. If this is your case, do not hesitate to use specific hair protectors for colored hair.
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The chlorine factor

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Do not forget that the chlorine in the pools is responsible for many blond hair ending in greenish tones. And it is a kind of bleach that attacks the hair.
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If to this we add that, in most of the pools, they use algaecides to treat water, whose main ingredient is copper sulfate, you will understand why the blond hair turns green.
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So, After bathing, rinse your hair with plenty of fresh water . Do the same every time you take a dip in the sea.
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Remove moisture from the hair with a towel and let it air dry. It is the perfect moment to give you a more than deserved vacation to your dryer.
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On vacation remember

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BEFORE to leave, go for your hairdresser and cut off the tips, because a healthy hair defends itself better from the aggressions. If you dye it, give yourself a darker shade of your usual color.
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DURING On vacation, get an extra hydration treatment. If you are brown with blond highlights, without adequate protection, the most normal thing is for them to turn orange. If you are cautious it is better than the shades every 15 days with a bath of color or with a non-permanent dye.
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AFTER It is unavoidable that you go through a hairdressing salon to assess the state of your hair. If you have pampered, a treatment rich in mineral salts, proteins and keratin will be enough to make you look healthy.