We’ve stressed enough on the importance of wearing sunscreen every day and we are sure you are slathering enough of it all over your body as well. But did you know your hair needs sun protection too? The damaging rays of the sun breaks down the cuticle and leaves your strands dry, damaged and frizzy.
It’s time to upgrade your knowledge on sun protection and learn how to protect your hair from sun damage. Here are a few tips that will help.
Minimise shampoo sessions
The oil your scalp produces protects it from the sun by acting as a shield. So, avoid washing your hair frequently and do not do it more than two to three times a week. Instead of shampooing every day and inviting frizz, invest in a dry shampoo that will clean your hair without stripping the hair and scalp off its natural oils.
Create a protective shield
Swimming may seem like the best idea when it’s hot outside. But chlorinated water not only damages your hair by making it extremely dry, but it also removes any shield between the sun and your hair. Before diving into the pool, apply hair wax to wet hair and throw it up in a bun to create a barrier. This will keep your hair hydrated and protected for as long as you’re in the pool.
Apply a hair mask
Have you noticed how your skin feels fresh and rejuvenated after applying a face mask? Your hair would love the same, too! Apply a hair mask once a week to prevent as well as reverse the damage caused by the sun. Use a deep moisturising mask like the Toni&Guy Nourish Reconstruction Hair Mask, which is suitable for all hair types.
Upgrade your look with a hat
Whenever possible, add a wide-brimmed hat to your look, it will protect both your hair and skin from sun damage. You can also use scarves tied around your head, put on oversized sunglasses and look stylish while protecting your hair and skin!
Don’t forget your scalp
Your scalp is the soil on which your hair grows, therefore the key to a healthy and luscious mane is a healthy scalp. Using a leave-in hair treatment post-showering will refresh and protect your hair while you are out in the sun, even if it is for a short duration.