This is how you protect your hair against the sun, sea and chlorine! 10 essential tips for this summer

Zo bescherm jij je haar tegen de zon, zee en chloor! 10 essentiële tips voor deze zomer

During the summer months you want to look as appetizing as possible. An important part of your appearance is of course your haircut. Especially during the summer months you prefer to have your coupe in healthy condition.

But do you have any idea how much adverse effects the sun can have on your hair? Just like the skin, the hair can also be seriously damaged by the sun. That is why it is important that you immediately know exactly how to protect your haircut against sun, heat and humidity.

What factors influence the health of scalp hair?

  • Usually you are blessed with healthy hair almost all year round. But in the summer it is usually slightly different. The sun can dry it out to the core and make it look lifeless and brittle. Due to the high humidity, it is floored on your head and it is often impossible to get it to life.
  • Dust and perspiration also put you at risk for split ends and dandruff. In the severe case, the hair becomes thinner and may even fall out.
  • Hot summers can therefore be an attack on your scalp. Especially if the skin burns. By drying out the scalp, your hair roots can also be damaged with all its consequences.

The Alpha Men has therefore put together an action plan to protect your haircut!

Start your summer with a visit to the Barber

Step 1 to prepare your hairstyle for summer starts with the Barber. Visit this hair specialist every 3 to 4 weeks in the summer to keep your hair in optimal condition. Think of it purely as preventive maintenance. The Barber can neatly cut away and style the split ends so that your haircut remains strong and in excellent condition, especially in the summer.

Avoid chemical hair treatments

It is absolutely not recommended to dye your hair in the summer or to treat it with other chemical agents. As a result, you dry out the hair even more, which increases the risk of damage from the sun, sea and chlorine even more. So only dye your hair about 2 months before summer starts and not during this hot period.

Use conditioner or other products to nourish the hair

A nourishing conditioner is important when it comes to dry and damaged hair . Just make sure you buy a product that suits your hair type and its texture. Hair masks , leave-in sprays or leave-in conditioners also contribute to nourishing and protecting the hair (roots). These products are particularly suitable in the summer because they contain oils (nutrition and shine), UV filters (protection for head and hair against UV radiation), silicones (water and chemical repellent), glycerin (maintains the moisture content of the hair ) and antioxidants (protect and repair the hair cells).

Be sparing with shampoo

It is unwise to shampoo your hair every day. It extracts the necessary oils and fats from the hair. That is why it is better to wash the hair with cold or lukewarm water on days when you do not use shampoo . If your hair still feels greasy, then a mild shampoo is recommended. Try to focus on cleaning the scalp and not so much the hair itself.

Leave your hair dryer

In the summer your hair is already heavily burdened by the heat and it is not really the intention that you also get started with a hair dryer. This will damage the hair even more. It is therefore preferable to let your hair air dry because then it simply remains in a better condition and you do not damage its structure.

Wear a hat or cap

Hats or caps, of good quality, provide optimal protection. A trendy hat can feel more comfortable than a cap. The scalp of this last headgear can start to sweat sooner and the material can even pinch slightly on the head. A good quality hat is comfortable, protects the scalp and hair against those harmful UV and sun rays . Apart from the fact that a 'Panama' hat can look very fashionable. Just to give an example.

Rinse your hair before and after swimming

Before you take a dip in a pool or the ocean, rinse her well with water. As a result, your hair absorbs the healthy water and has less tendency to absorb seawater, water with chlorine or other chemical agents.

Repeat this exercise when you have left the pool water. After you have rinsed the chlorine or salt water from your hair, and you are no longer going to swim, it is advisable to massage a leave-in conditioner into your hair. This restores the moisture balance in the hair. In addition to discoloring, chlorine also removes moisture from the hair.

Use a wide tooth comb

To prevent possible damage to the hair after a long summer day at the water, it is better to brush or comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb after washing. This safely removes any tangles or irregularities from the hair and prevents the brittle hair from breaking.

Pamper your hair with a serum or hair mask

You can spoil not only your face but also your hair with a serum or hair mask so that during the night your hair ravaged by sun, chlorine or sea salt can regain its strength. With a leave-in conditioner , already mentioned above, you nourish the hair to the root. Before going to bed, massage this conditioner into the hair robustly and wrap it with a towel and keep it on all night. The next morning you will notice that your hair shines again and feels soft!

Tips & Tricks to better protect you. Always. Make you happy. And your haircut for sure. That will be a very pleasant and much safer bomb from now on.


Your friends, The Alpha Men.