Hair in the sun: step-by-step plan for 24-hour care
The evening beforeThe moment to wash your hair in summer times is when you go out of the sun. Some people are 'just' used to showering in the morning and grabbing the hair with a wash for the sake of convenience. To cheerfully step into the shower that evening of the same day to free the hair from sea and swimming pool water, sand and other summery stuff. This is really too much of a good thing. If you wash your hair only the afternoon or evening after your sunbath, the sebum production that protects hair and scalp can get going overnight. Moreover, this way you do not get rid of your naturally occurring fat and moisture twice.
What did you do with your summer hair?Anyone who just takes a shampoo will have noticed: after washing, the hair still feels different than usual. Stiffer, less flexible. It is not for nothing that all kinds of summer shampoos are now available. These are specially formulated to wash chlorine and salt from the hair. In addition, the shampoos provide gentle care, and often contain a UV filter that blocks harmful sun rays. For example, choose the Sun Active shampoo from the Indola brand of the same name. Conveniently, it can be used for both hair and skin, which also applies to the Wella Sun Hair and Body Shampoo. That saves again in the holiday suitcase. From Kérastase there is Bain Après-Soleil, a shampoo for dry to normal hair with sunscreen. For colored hair that quickly discolours in the sun or dries out extra, there is 'Bain Après-Soleil Filter UV Défense Active'. A whole mouth full, which means that the shampoo takes care of, retains color, filters out UV rays and promotes shine.
Special careChoose from two products after washing your hair. Use a sunscreen rinse or intensive care cream for daily care (for example Lait Après-Soleil from Kérastase). Or opt for a hair mask, to be used at least once as much as twice a week as intensive treatment. Especially for the summer there is the L'Oréal Solar Sublime hair mask. If you have very dry hair, you can close with a leave-in product, or a treatment that you do not rinse off: comparable to a day or night cream for hair. Think of Schwarzkopf BC Sun Soft Ends Fluid, which repairs and protects, in particular, sun-damaged ends.
Private brands can also be greatDid you know that with luxury brands you pay as much as half or even 70% for the marketing campaigns, and not for the product itself? Hence, products from the Hema or Etos for a fraction of the price can also be fine. They are also more animal-friendly because they are not exported to countries where animal testing is still the standard. However, luxury brands are at the forefront of product development, so that they incorporate the latest gadgets into their products the fastest.
Source: L'Oreal press material