Summer Hair Care - 6 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage

Summer Hair Care - 6 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage

it's well known that the Sun's rays can damage your skin, so its normal to think about protecting the skin from damage by covering up and applying sun protector. However, the sun can also damage your hair, which loses its softness, dries out and becomes more brittle than at other times of year.

If you want to keep your hair healthy and hydrated during the warmer months you should follow this guide. Let OneHowTo help you to discover how to protect your hair from the sun and keep your locks strong and shiny all year round.

Steps to follow:

The best way to protect hair from the sun is to avoid exposing your hair too much during the hottest part of the day between 12:00 and 15:00 pm. We know this is very difficult, especially when on holiday because we want go for a walk, do outdoor activities, go to the beach, pool, etc., rather than stay indoors. For this reason, you need to take some extra precautions and care to prevent your hair looking damaged and losing its natural strength and vitality.


Wearing hats, scarves and turbans to cover up is a good way to protect your hair during those really sunny days, especially in places where there is no shelter from the sun. Remember that our head is the first part of our body that gets the heat and that suffers in summer, so the scalp can burn and damage easily.


Specific haircare products containing sun cream such as creams, gels and sprays are ideal for keeping your hair healthy in summer. Before leaving the house and when you get to the beach, pool or park, apply a few drops of product all over your hair, focusing on the root and the tips. If you are spending more time in the sun it is important to apply the product frequently to avoid losing its protective and repairing effects.


The sun also affects the colour of your hair. Whether it be natural, dyed or highlighted, the suns rays will wear down the colour. So to protect its brightness and colour, after an intense day in the sun, you can use nutritious shampoos, conditioners and masks that have UV filter protection. They will become your best allies in keeping your hair colour and stopping it fading away.


Keep your hair healthy by trimming the ends before summer to make it look better during your holidays and use repairing treatment for ends to prevent split ends and breaking the hair fibre. It is best to get another trim once the summer season is over.


Eat foods rich in vitamin C and E as well as beta-carotene, which is very beneficial to your health in summer and can also help strengthen and protect your hair when the sunshine is intense. Also don't forget to drink enough water every day, your hair will remain hydrated and look much more healthy and beautiful.


If you want to know more details and ensure that your hair is healthy and silky in the summer, read our articles how to look after you hair in summer and how to treat dry and damaged hair.

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