5 Tips To Protect Your Hair Against The Sun
During summer, sun can be harsh not just with the skin but also with the hair. We often seem to forget about this so our hair gets dry and damaged. Make sure you have a fabulous hair all year round by following these tips.
Cover your hair with a scarf or hat.
One of the best ways to protect your hair against the harsh summer sun is by covering it with a hat or with a scarf. This will provide 100% protection and it will also protect your scalp from sunburn. If you have long hair that sticks out of the hat, then you’ll need to find some other way to protect it.
Avoid products with alcohol and peroxide.
Some hair styling products contain alcohol or peroxide and they cause your hair to dry out even faster, especially when the sun also has a part in this. So try to avoid using such products and opt for something more gentle instead. Also, don’t use oil sheen, hair sprays or gels as they heat up and cause hair damage.
Use a conditioner weekly.
Hair conditioner is very important. It acts as a protective shield and creates a barrier against elements that might otherwise damage your hair. So use a deep conditioner at least once a week. This way you’ll replace the proteins in your hair and add strength to it.
Don’t use hot styling tools.
The summer sun is already something we have to avoid every day so try not to add even more heat to your hair by using hot styling tools. Stay away from the blow dryer, the flat iron and the curling iron. Instead, go for a more natural look.
Spray water before you go swimming.
A great way to escape from all the heat is to go swimming. However, pool water or the water in the ocean can damage your hair visibly. So spray some water on your hair before you go swimming and this will prevent it from absorbing it the chlorinated water.