When it comes to sun damage, it’s not just your skin that suffers. You’ll be surprised to know that your hair is equally under the danger of being damaged by the harsh UV rays.
While your skin tends to burn, tan and lead to pigmentation if not protected well, your hair becomes dull, frizzy and more prone to breakage.
So, how exactly do the UV rays harm your hair, you ask? UV rays break down the hair protein, burning your hair follicles from inside out. Loss of protein weakens your hair, making it limp and lifeless.
If you have blonde hair, you’ll notice that the colour has started to look brassy, whereas, if you have a red mane, then your colour starts fading due to over-exposure to the sun. Brunettes will probably notice that their hair has lost its shine.
Here’s what you can do to protect your precious locks from getting sun-damaged.
#01: Load up on SPF-infused products
The first important step to take in order to prevent your hair from sun damage is to load up on SPF. Yes, your hair needs sun protection as much as your skin. We suggest you get your hands on the TRESemmé Climate Control Shampoo. Apart from keratin and olive oil, this shampoo has UV blocker that helps tackle high humidity and controls frizz.
#02: Cover up
Avoid heading out in the sun in the middle of the day as that’s when the UV rays are most active and cause severe damage to your tresses. And, if you cannot avoid an outdoor situation, then it’s best to cover up with a scarf or a hat. Tie all your hair into a high bun and wrap a scarf around it or simply wear a cap over it before you step out. This will ensure that your hair is protected from the sun.
Once again, it’s not just your skin that needs hydration in order to glow. Your hair too needs hydration in order to shine. Lacklustre hair can bring your hairstyling game down drastically. Therefore, pamper your tresses with a hydrating mask from time to time. Just look around in your kitchen for hair-loving ingredients, mix them together and apply it to your hair.
A DIY hair mask can work wonders in making your hair smoother, shinier and healthier.