Who has never dreamt of having beach hair for summer? Sun-kissed highlights, wavy hair, salty texture… But if you want beach hair, you want to avoid the downsides too – sun damage, color fading, dullness, dryness… and keep your hair healthy. Your hair requires a good haircare routine in the hot season, especially if you’re going to the beach/ocean.
If you’re a regular at the beach, a surfer girl or if you just want to take care of your hair at the beach this summer, this post is for you !
Here is my haircare routine for beach hair with the list of my favorite hair products that I use before, during and after a beach /surf session. (I’m originally a brunette with thin and straight hair but have blonde highlighted hair now).
Before going to the beach, make sure to protect your hair
This is my all time favorite during summer ! This product protects your hair from sun damage with a SPF 30. Besides, it is water resistant, ocean-friendly and has 100% natural active ingredients. This means it is safe for your skin, your hair AND for the ocean and the coral reefs.
It is also a local french brand created by surfers and their packagings are eco-sustainable!
BONUS : you can also use it as sunscreen on your skin and it’s super easy to apply as a spray so it’s definitely a must have for any beach day
It conditions and protects your hair.
It helps eliminating frizz while leaving your hair super soft and easy to detangle. Perfect after a beach day/surf!
Besides, it smells DELICIOUS, a mix of coconut and banana reminding you of tropical vacations.
It is also Silicone Free, Sulfate Free, Color Safe, and Paraben Free
This brush is gentle on dry AND wet hair, and quickly detangles. My hair always gets SO tangled after a surf and this brush seriously does miracles. It really helps me reducing hair loss in detangling process
For a deeper conditioning:
Coconut oil is the richest natural source of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. It will nourish your hair and hydrate it deeply. Make sure to buy some organic, 100% pure and virgin coconut oil.
I love using coconut oil as a hair mask and leaving it on the tips of my hair for a few hours . After that, I have to wash my hair twice to avoid greasy hair.
Personal tip : slather your hair with coconut oil before going in the ocean, your hair will be less likely to absorb salt and to get tangled.
This professional hair product helps repairing damaged hair and broken bonds. It is a miracle product!
It is not a conditioner, it is really meant to repair broken bonds and leave your hair stronger and healthier. This is the only product that I recommend that is not made from natural ingredients but if your hair is really damaged, it might save it. It is such a small bottle (like REALLY small) and it is pricey but it literally saved my hair.
I usually leave it on my hair overnight and then wash it in the morning with shampoo and conditioner.
Bonus: it is Paraben-free, vegan and sulfate-free.
Finally, if you are not going to the beach and still want to achieve the beach hair of your dream, let me introduce you to my favorite product of 2020 :
IT IS LIKE BRINGING THE BEACH AND THE OCEAN TO YOUR SHOWER AND YOUR HAIR !!!
You’ll feel like you just paddled out or spent a day at the beach after rinsing your hair with Beach rinse. It is handmade in Utah by a Californian girl who missed the ocean too much.
It is made from 100% natural ingredients (sea salt and natural organic oils) and is all organic.
The sea salt makes your hair look fuller and feel thicker just like the ocean would, whereas the natural oils hydrate your hair deeply. You’ll get to enjoy the best hair day you’ve had in months.
BONUS : IT SMELLS AMAZING. You can choose from 8 different jars depending on what ingredients and scent you like. There are 4 different scents in the California line and 4 in the Hawaii line.
DOUBLE BONUS : you can also use is as an exfoliant on your body and it will leave your skin so soft !
– Pacifica : coconut sunscreen scented rinse, it reminds me of days spent tanning on the beach or by the pool and I just loooove the smell of sunscreen.
– La Jolla Shores : it smells like jasmine and cedar wood and I just love the floral scent that reminds me of the gardens of La Jolla.
– Kauai : this jar brings the Aloha to you with an incredible floral scent (plumeria and hibiscus) + it is pink and so pretty . It is a perfect representation of the island, full of luscious greenery and tropical flowers, that is Kauai.
– Maui, with a Piña Colada scent : the perfect balance of pineapple and coconut. It smells incredible and makes you wish you were on a tropical island drinking an actual Piña Colada
If you want to try it out, head over to beachrinse.com and you can use my code ELISEPHOTO for 5% OFF
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