Hair dyes? Not in summer

When dyed hair is worn, doubts about how to keep hair hydrated and shiny assail our head . Wearing hats or not, bathing in the sea or pool, changing or maintaining the color? They are some of the most frequent questions, and for all of them there are answers.

The first thing to be clear about is that it is not advisable to dye in the middle of summer because the cuticle is already attacked by the sun. It is better to do it in spring and distance one dye from another about four or five weeks, if possible, explains the Dermopharmacy member of the Official College of Pharmacists of Tarragona (COFT) , Dolors Andreu.

The negative effects of summer are more noticeable in the structure of dyed hair , because after a color treatment, a dye, a permanent or the application of highlights, the hair is at its most vulnerable point. To prevent the hair from suffering the impact of sun , Andreu believes that it is important to make use of creams that carry photoprotection and increase the frequency of washing with a shampoo appropriate to the type of hair to help eliminate the remains of chlorine and salt of the Water.

Also, if you feel like changing color, there is the option of putting a plant color , which, according to the expert, “does not damage the hair cuticle so much and is more advisable.” But you have to keep in mind that “solar radiation degrades hair color, both natural and dyed, and this is important when choosing the color. It is better to raise the color of the dye ”, reinforces the Dermopharmacy vowel.

In addition to these cares, implementing prevention mechanisms is the most advisable to maintain the health of the hair, be it dry or oily. It is not the same and each type of hair needs a different care. More in the summer, when “you have to take it into account when choosing hair products. You always need extra hydration , ”he adds.

On the limit of application of creams, the medical director of the Insparya clinic , Javier Pedraz, warns: “You can normally use the number of times it is necessary, but it is important to keep in mind that if you use too much it can cause fat in hair”

Beach or pool?

The effects are less strong when you choose the beach instead of the pool, since the chlorine that carries the pool is much more harmful to the hair, it even causes color change in the case of blondes .

“Seawater is more advisable for the scalp. But, in both cases, when leaving the water, the hair and skin should be clarified , in general, with shower water and try not to dry the hair in direct sunlight. It is essential to use hair conditioners and masks, rich in nutritious vegetable oils such as sesame, avocado or shea, ”says Andreu.

Also after each bath in the pool or in the sea, Pedraz recommends that you “dry your hair with a towel to prevent it from being wet for a long time or that there are remains of sand (in the case of the beach) that can further damage the hair”.