The ocean is an excellent resource of natural salt and minerals. It can be beneficial to both our hair and skin. Unlike the affects of chlorine on your hair, the healing elements of the ocean are as endless as the summer if you properly care for your hair before and after you take a dip.
It’s extremely important to protect your strands from overexposure to heat, sun and lingering salt. There are several steps you can take to keep your hair looking healthy, radiant, and gorgeous while enjoying the summer months at the beach.
Before diving into the sea be sure to use a pre-conditioner on your hair to protect it while allowing the healing elements of the minerals to settle into your scalp. If you’d prefer to go au natural you can use coconut oil or pure Moroccan oil, which will perform the same way, a conditioner would.
Salt water is a known healer, which is part of the appeal of the ocean. It detoxifies and reduces swelling and can sooth irritated skin and scalp. Seawater has been proven to have an antibiotic effect. All in all it can improve the condition of a dry scalp.
There are many other beneficial elements found in ocean water like magnesium and sulfur. Magnesium can improve the health of hair follicles and sulfur strengthens hair tensile, which makes the strands more flexible and reduces breakage. These are elements that hair product companies try to recreate and add to shampoos and conditioners.
After you’re done having fun in the sun it’s important to thoroughly rinse your hair and scalp with fresh water to remove all salt particles. It’s not difficult to protect your hair while reaping the benefits of seawater. Just a few simple steps will have your locks looking sun kissed and spectacular all summer long.
If hitting the beach is not on your agenda because you’re suffering from thinning hair or hair loss it’s time to do something about it. At InVisions of Connecticut we offer proven surgical and non-surgical hair restoration and replacement solutions for men, women and children. To schedule a free hair and scalp analysis call us today at (800) 842-4247 or to contact us via email click here.
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