Quick hair care tips for summer / what I use after a day at the beach

Quick hair care tips for summer / what I use after a day at the beach

As you probably already know by now I tend to spend an enormous time at the beach every summer. Weather I go swimming or enjoying a cold cup of coffee near the sea , heat is the number one turn down for my hair. The temperature often rises to almost 40 degrees during the day , the sun is shining bright and as much as I love to take a dive at the sea every 10mins to brush off all that heat my hair always feel extremely damaged and over all dead after a long day like this.

I have never been a big hair care enthusiast but as I grow older the damage became pretty obvious and frankly, it seemed like no matter what I was doing my hair felt more and more dry by the day. When I got into the whole "taking care of my hair during summer" process I was overwhelmed by the amount of products out there. I made so many failed attempts to find the top products that will work for my hair type and offer that glow and protection I so desperately needed.

After almost two years of constant research (and many failed tests) I finally came across the right combination for me .only to quickly realize that 'quantity over quality' is a real thing. I didn't need three different shampoos, hair masks, oils, sprays . I simply needed a few well selected products (and tricks) to get through the hot summer weather without adding any extra weight to my already damaged hair. 

  • Hair care products I use during summer

I fell in love with the whole Schwarzkopf GLISS series of products as soon as I tried the Gliss Liquid Silk Shampoo ,which of course even thought it didn't work for me at that time  , it made me aware of the whole "hair repair" range of products they currently offer. My go to shampoo is the Schwarzkopf GLISS Hair Repair Shampoo  (3x liquid keratin). It not only worked miracles on my hair from the first time I applied it on but also the smell of it is simply addicting (and extremely long lasting). A few weeks after that I tried another hair care product from the same range which also took me by surprise.

The Schwarzkopf GLISS Total Repair Reflex-Shine-Deep-Conditioner and Ultimate Repair Express Repair Conditioner is a leave on conditioners I apply as soon as I get off the shower , again with the same captivating smell as the shampoo I previously mentioned but this time it also leaves a shimmer look on my hair (and hands) that lasts more than 24 hours.

The Pantene pro-v corpo and volume is the newest addition to my hair care routine during summer. It definitely does exactly what it promises on the packaging and a lot more. I always apply a small amount at the bottom part of my hair, leave it on for 3-5 mins and wash it off with cold water (then proceed with the Schwarzkopf GLISS Total Repair Reflex-Shine-Deep-Conditioner I mentioned earlier). The moisture is definitely there.

  • Sleeping habits /tricks

The first trick that blew my mind as soon as I tried it a few months ago is always using a satin pillow case ( find it here for under 10€ ). This type of fabric can do wonders for both our hair and skin since since it helps tremendously to prevent hair from loosing all their natural moisture that normal pillow cases suck out every night.

Another trick I swear by is sleeping with your hair wrapped up in a ponytail . This easy trick can prevent our hair from constantly rubbing against the pillow case and seats plus there is no more tangling when you wake up in the morning. Just make sure not to wrap your hair too tight.

  • Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize

This is a trick that literally changed the way my hair looks daily during the  summer months. I always remember to carry around in my bag a small spray bottle filled with water  ( find it here ) in order to spray it on my hair while I am out , under the bright summer sun. We constantly try to keep our body and skin moisturized at all times but we frequently forget that our hair need the exact same treatment. Your hair will immediately absorb the sprayed water that will give back their natural glow and softness.


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