A beach haircut and haircare routine are essential for men. While you are out on the beach, enjoying the sun and waves, your hair is being damaged. Summer is the best time for fun but also the worst time to forget to take care of your hair. The combination of sun and salt water can cause some major damage over time. This applies to chlorine pools as well. So, what damage can your hair face while you have your beach day and how should you care for your hair.
Let’s talk about your first enemy, the sun. Even if you are not at the beach, sun exposure is always going to play a factor. It is important to protect your hair and scalp from the sun. The sunshine often changes from shiny and healthy to dried out and brittle. Furthermore, the sun can change the color of hair dyes in your hair. This is because the color dye becomes oxidized leading to less than flattering color fades.
Saltwater is another enemy to your hair. Overexposure to salt can cause your hair to become messy, frizzy, and damaged. These effects are worse when your hair has dye in it. Saltwater damages your hair by drying out your hair and scale and stripping your hair of all its water. This lack of hydration can cause dandruff and split ends. However, you also have to worry about chlorine. Regardless of how healthy your hair is chlorine will destroy it.
There are a few ways to maintain and protect your hair this summer. Before hitting the beach, take a shower or wash your hair. This will have hydration to your scalp and hair, reducing the effect of the sun, salt water, and chlorine. You should also consider hair products that provide UV protection. After all, just like your skin, your hair needs protection from the sun. Once you get out of the sun, you should use shampoo and conditioner that focuses on hydrating your hair. This will help prevent knots and breakage.
Regardless of what you are doing this summer, getting a new haircut can give you an ideal beach style. At Hair Mechanix, our professional stylist will provide high-quality hair maintenance to prepare you for summer fun. So, check out our Jacksonville locations today!