Rest at the sea is pleasant and beneficial for health, but not for the health of hair. Sea water has a negative effect on them, however, it is in your power to protect your hair.
Sea water has a negative effect on hair color and structure. It literally pumps moisture out of the hair, as a result - the hair splits, becomes tough, begins to fall out, loses its former shine and healthy appearance. Moreover, sea salt can penetrate to a considerable depth into the scaly layer of the hair and remain there for a long time, harming your hair.
Ultraviolet rays intensify the negative effect of sea water on hair. Salt dries quickly under the sun and breaks down the hair shaft. That is why it is very important not to forget to wash your hair with fresh water immediately after swimming in the sea. At the same time, just rinsing your hair is not enough, you need to thoroughly wash your hair with shampoo. For this purpose, shampoos and conditioners that restore hair structure are well suited.
You can protect your hair even before bathing. To do this, wet your head with fresh water before plunging into the sea. Water on the hair will fill the cuticle and help make it more salt-resistant. This procedure is especially important if your hair is weakened by chemical (dyeing, perm) or thermal (curling iron, hot hairdryer, hair straightener). In such damaged hair, the porosity of the cuticle is much higher, which makes them more vulnerable.
The best way to protect your hair from the negative effects of seawater is to use special bathing caps. Lotions, conditioners and balms designed to protect hair from salt, sun and other negative external factors can also be a good solution to the problem. Today, many manufacturers produce such products. For maximum effect, they are recommended to be used in conjunction with a revitalizing shampoo. The most useful in this case are hair products containing keratin.