How to Care for Your Hair in Summer: Sun, Beach, and Pools

Salon Armandeus News

Summer is a wonderful time of year, the best! but it can also be challenging for hair care.
The exposure to sun, salty sea water, and pool chlorine can damage and weaken your locks.

Here are some essential tips to keep your hair healthy and radiant during the summer season.

Sun Protection for Your Hair

Just like you protect your skin from the sun, your hair needs protection too. UV rays can damage the hair cuticle, leaving it dry and brittle. To prevent this, you can use hair products with UV filters or simply wear a hat or scarf when you’re outdoors.

  • Hair sunscreen spray
  • Hair oils with UV filters

Deep Hydration

Sun and saltwater can dehydrate your hair, so it’s essential to keep it well-hydrated. Use deep conditioners and hair masks at least once a week.

Key Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil: Excellent for hydrating and protecting hair.
  • Aloe vera: Helps retain moisture and has soothing properties.
  • Professional products


Rinse Immediately

After swimming in the sea or pool, rinse your hair as soon as possible. Saltwater and chlorine can be very damaging if left on your hair for too long. A quick rinse with clean water can remove these residues and prevent damage.

Avoid Heat

Summer already exposes your hair to enough heat, so try to reduce the use of hot styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. Opt for natural hairstyles and let your hair air dry.

Use Gentle Products

Choose gentle shampoos and conditioners, preferably sulfate-free. Harsh products can strip the natural oils from your hair, leaving it more vulnerable to damage.

Suggested Products:

  • Sulfate-free shampoos
  • Nourishing conditioners

Trim the Ends

Summer can cause split ends and brittle hair. Regular trims, every six to eight weeks, can keep your hair in good condition and prevent further damage.

Diet and Supplements

A diet rich in vitamins and minerals can improve your hair health from within. Biotin, vitamin E, and omega-3 supplements can be beneficial.

  • Fatty fish: Rich in omega-3.
  • Nuts and seeds: Source of vitamin E.
  • Leafy green vegetables: Full of essential nutrients.

Avoid Frequent Washes

Washing your hair too frequently can strip the natural oils that protect it.
Try to space out your washes and use dry professional shampoo if necessary.