I´m very happy! The summer is back and the beach and pool season has begun. I really love the water, swimming is great fun and it´s super healthy for the body, but unfortunately not so much for our hair.
Sun, salt water and chlorine can seriously harm your hair
The combination of sun and salt water or chlorine do not just dry out your hair, it also causes real damage to it. So, as a sun and water enthusiasts you better take extra care of your hair.
Rule number one for your precious hair: best protection from too much sun is wearing a nice hat, scarf or a cap.
Before jumping in a pool or into the sea, wet your hair right before with fresh water. If you dive in with dry hair it will absorb the chlorine and the salt right away – if you jump in with wet hair it won´t.
Use an oil spray like Gloss Controle from La Biosthétique to protect your hair from its dehydrating effects, before you go into the water.
Salt and chlorine should not remain in your hair. Use a Leave-In conditioner to keep it out and to maintain the moisture in your hair. Ideally get one with sunscreen! Spray your hair right before you jump into the water, using a Leave-In conditioner like Vitalite Express Cheveux. Once you get out of the water, best choice is one like Creme A.S. – both conditioners from La Biosthétique.
Even if you don´t wash your hair right after your swim, rinse your hair at least with cold and fresh water. Make sure the chlorine and salt doesn´t dry in your hair and get rid of it as soon as possible.
To wash your hair after a swim – especially if you have been in a chlorinated pool – choose a moisturizing and clarifying shampoo like Shampoo A.S. from La Biosthétique to get rid of all chemicals that remain in your hair.
If you use a blow-dryer right after a beach or a pool day, set on a low or on a medium temperature – or even better – let your hair air dry.
Don´t dehydrate yourself! Drink plenty of water, then your hair will look great. If you feel thirsty go and get water first.
Especially in summer you should get a hair cut at least every six weeks, that benefits your hair growth and keeps your ends beautiful and healthy.
If you don´t mind wearing a swim cap I have a real pro tip for you. Apply a special treatment to your hair while you are in the water, this will leave your hair even more beautiful than it was before.
All you need to do is apply the hair treatment right under your swimming cap. Best choice is a moisturizing conditioner. Wet your hair and put on the treatment focusing on the midlengths and ends of your hair. Comb it and put your swimming cap on. Once you get out of the water you will see and feel the difference.
However, with or without treatment – when you jump into a chlorinated pool, a swimming cap is the best protection for your hair.
Summer hair care “METHODE SOLEIL” from La Biosthétique
For hair care we truly recommend the METHODE SOLEIL summer hair care range from La Biosthétique
It provides your hair with highly effective conditioning components, which give it shine, silkiness and color brilliance. UV filters absorb the negative parts of the sunrays and sunflower extracts additionally deactivate the aggressive free radicals that are produced by UV rays.
This hair care range is available at our hair salon in Palma de Mallorca or at any other “La Biosthétique” hair salon next to you.
Summer skin care “METHODE SOLEIL” from La Biosthétique
Sun, salt water and chlorine not only damage your hair but also your skin. So, you should consider trying the METHODE SOLEIL summer skin care range from La Biosthétique.
The range is divided into Prevention, Protection and Regeneration and includes waterproof SPF UV filters, valuable plant extracts to neutralize free radicals, and rich ingredients to sooth and restore sun-ravaged skin.
This skin care range is available at our hair salon in Palma de Mallorca or at any other “La Biosthétique” hair salon next to you.
Now, there is no excuse anymore, not having healthy and great looking hair and skin during summer time.
As I love adding nice and unique pictures to my blogpost, once again we went out there for a another fun photo shoot. So I want to say thank you to Noelia, our lovely model, and last but not least to the photographer Soravit Lertphiphat, for another great job. It was a pleasure working with you!
Enjoy the summer – enjoy your swim!
Silke von Rolbiezki
This article was written by Silke von Rolbiezki, hairdresser, hair stylist and owner of ‘Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure’ in Palma de Mallorca – has been involved and connected for more than 18 years in the high end hairdressing industry. She has perfected her skills over time with top hair stylists in Germany and Spain. In addition to cutting and styling, Silke is very well known for her extensive expertise in hair coloring.
Text: © Silke von Rolbiezki Coiffure, 2014
Pictures: © Soravit Lertphiphat, 2014
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