3 ways coconut oil will protect your hair this summer
Whether or not you’re planning to spend time basking in the sunshine or splashing around in a swimming pool this summer, coconut oil can protect your locks from damage. Want to find out more? Grab yourself a jar of extra virgin coconut oil and read on…
Chlorine is used in swimming pools to help fight bacteria and keep the water clean. This is obviously important to protect the health of swimmers. However, this is not such good news for your locks. Swimming in chlorine can have an adverse affect on hair. It is responsible for stripping the natural oils from hair resulting in dry, brittle strands. It also reduces shine and can even cause your hair color to fade or change completely! Applying coconut oil beforehand can prevent this effect. And it’s all thanks to the fact that coconut oil is hydrophobic — which means that chlorinated water will be repelled.
Sunbathing directly in the sun can result in dehydrated locks and so can swimming in salty sea water. Sea water may be great for your skin but again, it can have repercussions on your hair causing it to become lackluster and frizzy. Any products you apply to your hair before hitting the beach are likely to evaporate quickly once you start splashing around in the sea. Coconut oil however, will provide you with strong protection. Since it is one of the most effective oils and is highly penetrative it won’t just wash out of your hair without protecting it. Rub a small amount all over your hair starting at the roots all the way down to the tips, and you’re good to go!
Wind is as present during fall and winter as it is in summer. Strolling along the seafront, playing sports or driving with the windows or in fact the roof down can all have the same effect on your hair as a blustery day in October. Imagine what those strong gusts of wind do to your strands. Tangles them that’s what! Using coconut oil as a daily detangler, applying a little when styling your hair, will keep knots at bay and reduce split ends.
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How do you usually protect your strands during the summer months? Comment below.