How the summer affects your hair
The sun’s rays, salty sea water and pool chlorine are your hair’s worst enemies. We explain how exposure to these external agents affects your hair.
We love the summer! Longer days, everything slows down, we have more time to enjoy and relax… But when it’s all over we realize that overexposure to certain external agents, like the sun’s rays, have left our hair and skin damaged and dry. So how does the summer affect our hair?
Split ends and weakened structure
With the exposure to sun, salt water and chlorine the hair fiber becomes weakened and the ends split. In these cases, the internal fiber of the hair is exposed to further damage as it becomes more exposed to external agents. The result is fragile hair with a tendency to break.
Dry and lifeless hair
We have already discussed in several articles the importance of keeping hair hydrated to ensure it looks beautiful and full of life. Over the summer the loss of the hair’s natural water and lipids can cause dehydration. If you don’t pay a little extra attention to your hair to keep it hydrated, it can look dry and dull.
Loss of keratin and frizz
The loss of the hair’s natural lipids can cause deterioration of the union between the keratin structures that protect the hair fibers. As a consequence, hair can become frizzy as it tries to restore its moisture levels. If we want to avoid this effect, then it’s essential to hydrate hair correctly.
Loss of shine
With the summer heat, hair becomes more porous; these pores trap light creating the effect of opaqueness. Taking care of your hair will prevent porosity and keep hair looking shiny throughout the summer.
Exposure to the sun’s rays along with oxygen in the air produce oxidative damage of the hair’s melanin. Colored and lightened hair are most susceptible to this effect. Another factor that can cause color alteration is exposure to chlorinated water. The excess chlorine eliminates the hair’s natural oils, increasing porosity and increasing the risk of green hues.
Do you want to reduce the effects of summer on your hair? Then Salerm Cosmetics can offer the help you need! We’ve launched a special Salerm 21 product pack that will condition and revitalize your hair and give it that extra special care it needs. This summer, treat yourself to the Salerm 21 Summer box. An extraordinary pack that contains Salerm 21 Shampoo and Salerm 21 Express to protect your hair and protect it from summer hair havoc.