Mistake #1: Skipping hair sunscreen
Just like our skin, our hair also needs to be protected. To do this, there are many hair sunscreens available. These products, which should be slipped into your beach bag as a matter of urgency, act directly against UV rays as well as chlorine and salt. If their formula used to make hair greasy, today brands offer sun protection products targeted for all hair types. However, the expert reminds us that the best way to protect your hair is to wear a cap, bob or other headgear.
Mistake number 2: Brushing your hair right after swimming
It’s a fact: in the water, our hair gets tangled. To avoid this phenomenon, one of our first reflexes is to untangle it with a comb. Attention, Eduardo Sanchez makes a point of specifying that if the gesture is good, it is better to wait a few minutes and to privilege a comb with broad teeth. The use of a hair spray beforehand will facilitate the detangling of the hair.
Mistake number 3: Rubbing your hair with your beach towel
Just like when you get out of the shower, NEVER dry your hair with a towel. This rule is even more important when swimming in salt or chlorinated water. “When you get out of the water, your hair is fragile because of the salt from the sea and the reflection of the sun, rubbing it will only damage it further,” explains the professional.
Mistake number 4: Not rinsing your hair
“It is essential to rinse your hair after each swim,” says Eduardo Sanchez. To remove salt from the sea or chlorine from the pool, we act without wasting time. If beach showers are not available, the hairdresser recommends bringing a bottle of water to carry in your beach bag.
Mistake number 5: Not using moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
More than ever, this is the time to apply ultra-nourishing shampoos and conditioners. If the rest of the year we are used to finish our hair routine with a mask, Eduardo Sanchez reveals his special summer tip. The idea? Apply his hair mask on dry hair before washing it, for about 10 to 15 minutes. A technique that, according to the hairdresser, would allow the hair to better absorb the active ingredients of the treatment.