Summer is coming... Heat, sun, cocktails, beach... We love it! But our hair is under stress. That's why it's important to be well prepared for the sunny days in order to avoid ending up with dry hair like a doormat. But what routine should you adopt? Here's our summer guide to answer all your questions.
How to take care of your hair in summer?
Straighteners, curlers, hair dryers... All year long, it's not easy for our hair ! So in the summer, we often use this time to rest our scalp. But contrary to what we might think, just because we're on vacation doesn't mean we shouldn't continue to protect our hair, especially from the sun.
Rule n°1: Protect your scalp from the sun
First of all, it is important to cover your head during prolonged sun exposure. Scalp skin is very sensitive so you need to be careful with sunburn.
Rule n°2 : Use the right shampoo and thoroughly rinse your hair
As you know, pool water chlorine, as well as the sea and the sun, can dry out and lighten your hair.
Pool water swells the hair fiber and opens the hair layers, making it easier for the color pigments to escape. This is why your hair color tends to dull after repeated swimming. Chlorine tends to strip and sometimes tint natural blond, bleached, highlighted or swept-back hair with an ugly greenish sheen.
Sea, sand and sun dry out the hair and can attack your scalp. Moreover, if you have color-treated hair, and depending on their nature, hair can be more sensitive.
To avoid all these little inconveniences, we recommend using natural shampoos that protect your hair and deeply nourish it. In the evening, it is important to rinse your hair. If you don't, the salt sticks to the slack epidermis and cancels the benefits of sea water.
What are the essentials you need in your bathroom this summer?
We'll never say it enough, it is essential to wash your hair with an adapted shampoo. So, forget about too nourishing shampoos when your hair is oily or those for normal hair when yours needs hydration or nutrition.
Our Nutritive Argan shampoo enriched with prebiotic is ideal for dry, damaged or color-treated hair. Thanks to the 100% natural active ingredients it contains such as Argan Oil, Aloe Vera, and pea protein, it helps preserve your coloration, protect your scalp and deeply nourish your hair fiber.
For fine hair, lacking volume, our Douceur de lait d'Amande shampoo will be perfect to take care of your scalp. Thanks to the sweet almond milk it contains, known for its moisturizing and softening properties, it will give your hair lightness, softness and hydration.
How to protect oily hair from the sun?
High temperatures boost the sebaceous glands activity, responsible for your greasy hair. Your roots therefore tend to get oily faster in the summer. Add to that sweating, which makes the sebum slide down the hair fiber.
So what can you do? Nothing could be easier: wear a hat. It protects your scalp from overheating on sunny days. The sea can also be your hair spa. In summer, it is the best ally for oily hair. Yes, seawater, salt and plankton purify and tone the scalp. So take advantage of your swims to wet your hair and take advantage of its benefits. Here are a few simple steps you can take to help your hair problems go on vacation:
• During your bath, let sea water soaking your hair and scalp;
• Massage the scalp by placing your fingertips slightly apart and press hard. The principle is to make the scalp skin slide along the skull.
Back on the beach, your hair will be healthier and lighter. In the evening, rinse your hair with clear water to get rid of salt that could stick to the head and cancel out the care effect of this sea bath. After shampooing, apply a natural, light treatment to rehydrate without weighting your hair and avoid the doormat effect.
How to choose your biodegradable shampoo ?
Using more natural products, means also wondering about your own consumption, improving it, at the same time for yourself, your loved ones, the environment and future generations. Washing your hair naturally means washing it better and less often. It is exactly the same for shampoos and hair products in general. The chemical ranges have forced us to use many products for our hair. Products that wouldn't even need to be used if our hair wasn't exposed to these unsuitable substances in the first place.
Our sulfate-free and silicone-free shampoos aim to rebalance your scalp, care for it so that your routine is as simple but effective as possible. And a healthy hair is a hair that breathes. This is why you should avoid too frequent washing.
What better moment than holidays to reconnect with nature and take care of the environment? At Yodi, our products contain only biodegradable active ingredients 100% from natural origin. Our goal? To use as few ingredients as possible for maximum efficiency.
And thanks to their infinitely recyclable aluminum packaging, our products are part of an eco-responsible approach. And that's not all! Our service caps are made of PP and can be upcycled: so when your bottle is empty, just tell us and we will send you a slip so you can send them back to us. Our labels are compostable, as they are made of wood cellulose.
Which natural shampoo fits my hair ?
I have an irritated or sensitive scalp
Our Douceur de lait d'Amande shampoo is made for you. Preservative-free, it contains gentle and non-irritating surfactants. We have tracked allergens including in the fragrance (from natural origin) and free of listed allergens.
To protect the scalp microbiome, our powder shampoo contains a prebiotic (food in the form of sugar) to help and strengthen the scalp microbiota. Only after a few uses, you should feel a real difference in itchiness.
In case of severe eczema, we recommend you to visit your dermatologist.
I have color-treated hair
You need a shampoo that respects your hair coloration. You need very gentle cleansing agents specifically formulated not to make the color dull and antioxidants to prevent the sun from denaturing it. Our Nutritive Argan shampoo will be your best friend this summer. Enriched with Argan oil and Aloe Vera, it protects the hair fiber and also the color.
I have oily hair, lacking volume
The good news is that powders have absorbing and regulating properties. We recommend our Douceur de lait d'Amande shampoo. With Yodi, you have active ingredients directly in your hand, they are not waterlogged, they will gently cleanse and purify your scalp and hair.
Our expert advice: If you have oily roots and dry ends, combine Nutritive Argan shampoo with a natural purifying treatment that you will apply before shampooing. This way, you can treat your lengths without greasing your roots and your hair will remain soft and light.
I have dry, curly or frizzy hair
In general, focusing on care is not right, forgetting that shampoo is the first essential step. If your shampoo is not adapted, too stripping, too drying or on the contrary greasy, no care will change your hair texture or only temporarily.
Damaged hair scales have opened at the ends, it must be cut all the time, and the damage returns... Thanks to a unique combination of Organic Aloe vera, Organic Argan oil and pea protein, the best shampoo is Nutritive Argan, which acts as a gentle detox. After shampooing, a good silicone-free natural care will allow you to transform your hair.
Which haircut for this summer?
Summer is coming so it's time to think about refreshing your haircut, especially if your hair is already dry and brittle, it will be a fresh start. Often, in summer, we want to change our hairstyle, lighten the mass, cut the ends...
But for healthy hair, you need to start with a healthy basis. Do you have dry, split ends? Don't wait any longer to make an appointment with your hairdresser and get rid of ALL the damaged parts. In fact, if your split ends go back several centimeters, they must be completely removed or the hair will continue to crack until it breaks. By cutting your hair, you'll give it strength and volume. Once you get rid of the diseased lengths, if not long, your hair is immediately softer, thicker and shinier.
To be healthy, hair should be cut at least once every three months. You don't need to take off a lot every time, but just enough to refresh the cut and give your hair a new shape.
Why does hair fall out after the summer?
We often notice a more significant hair loss in the fall. This is triggered by a peak in hair growth in July to protect against UV rays.
Losing a little hair every day is normal: between 50 and 100 hairs fall out of our head every day.
Moreover, there is hair has a life cycle: it first goes through an anagen phase (growth), which lasts between 2 and 5 years for a man and 5 to 7 years for women. Then comes the catagen phase which lasts 3 weeks. The hair stops growing because the hair follicle that surrounds and nourishes the hair root is no longer active. Finally, during the telogen phase, the hair in the growth stage will gradually grow towards the surface of the scalp. Thus, the dead hair is replaced by new hair. This phase of hair loss lasts 1 to 3 months.
On the other hand, hair loss can sometimes accelerate and is no longer compensated by proportional regrowth. This is called alopecia, because the hair becomes abnormally thin. The treatment of alopecia is above all that of its cause. If the cause is hormonal, an appropriate assessment and therapy will be proposed. Start by seeing a dermatologist, who will be able to advise you on what to do.
You are now ready to face the sun, the beach, the pool and the heat ! If you have any other tips, feel free to share them with us in DM on our Instagram account @yodibeauty, we'll be happy to talk with you!