There are a lot of benefits that come from spending your days near seas and oceans. The most important one of all is definitely the health aspect. When you are a surfer on the other hand, you will also encounter some downsides to this type of living. Girls for example, have to battle lots of hair problems due to the exposure to the sun, water and wind. So here are some tips for you surfer girls out there.
The first thing that you should do before heading out is to wet your hair. When the hair is dry it actually acts like a sponge, absorbing all that salt and dirt into it. You should have an extra bottle of fresh unsalted water with you and pour it over your hair. This way you make sure that you don’t give your hair a shock treatment. You may think that our hair doesn’t have the capacity of absorbing so much water. However studies have demonstrated that the hair can be a useful tool in fighting against oil spills. This means that whatever your hair absorbs while you are in the ocean, remains on the hair fibers.
Don’t’ forget about the conditioner. Surly you think it’s silly to do this as it will be washed by the waves. Nevertheless, you should try it. Your hair will absorb the ingredients from the hair product, therefore preventing it from other things. There are also some conditioners that have UV protection, so all the more reason to use them. You can also mix things a little bit by using natural oils instead of conditioners. For instance, you might want to use jojoba oil, argan oil or even kuikui nut oil. These are really helpful so you will surely see the difference.
When you are not the type of girl who cuts her hair short then you could start braiding your locks in order to protect it more. When you do this, it will absorb less water and also you won’t have to worry about the damaging rays of the sun. You can also wear a hat while you surf, however you should know how to pull this look together.
While your hair is wet, you should avoid brushing it. Your hair is already frail by all the water and the sun, this is why you should make sure that you won’t harm it anymore. Shampooing should also be done responsibly. Don’t’ overdo it otherwise you will wash all the natural oils from your hair. Keep a balance both on the board and in your hair care regime and surely you will look and feel great!