Seawater and Our Hair

swimmingIn summer most of us like swimming in tender salty waters of seas or oceans. Swimming is a great and very relaxing activity which is extremely beneficial to our body and health. However, sometimes direct contact with salty seawaters can have negative effects on your hair, especially if it is weakened and dried out by excessive summer sunlight. That is why when you are on the seashore and going to swim, you should never forget about wearing a swimming cap or other type of protection for your hair.

Actually, clean and clear seawater is not supposed to be harmful to our hair. On the contrary, it can provide our hair and scalp with a dozen of useful minerals and elements, boost natural environment for a good hair growth, as well as help us to get rid of such problem as dandruff. If you are sure that the seawater is clean enough, you can freely swim and put your hair in it, massage your scalp and improve you hair health.

However, overwhelming majority of sea and ocean waters around today’s beaches are very polluted and dirty. If you are planning to swim but do not like wearing swimming cap, afterward do not forget to carefully rinse your hair out with mineral water and apply a leave-in conditioner. The same should be done after swimming in a pool with chlorinated water because chlorine can have very strong damaging effects on your hair color and structure of your hair laces.

Also, a combination of seawater and hot sunlight may have absolutely destructive effects on our hair. That is why it is necessary to use a good quality leave-in conditioners or other protection products (like Bumble Surf Spray, etc.) for swimming and staying on the sun. Or, the experts recommend to restore your hair after a long exposure to seawater by using the following natural hair mask: mix carefully a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a yolk and a teaspoon of honey, spread the mixture around your hair and leave for 2 hours, then rinse with warm water. Enjoy your summer activities and take care about your hair!

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One Response to “Seawater and Our Hair”

  1. adam says:

    Seawater and Sunlight are brutal on hair, great advice though!