How to Protect Hair From Sun Damage

Sun exposure can damage more than just your skin. We break out the SPF to protect our face and the sunglasses to protect our eyes, but what about our hair? If you frequent the pool or beach during the summer, it’s even more crucial to take care of your hair since salt water and chlorine can really dry it out. Here are three ways to keep your hair hydrated and healthy throughout the warmer months:

  1. Hair Oil/Serum

Hair oil is normally a leave-in hair treatment that hydrates and nourishes to transform dry, lifeless hair. Look for one that contains argan oil, an ingredient that contains high levels of Vitamin E, which supports healthy hair growth. Its’ known to reverse a lot of the damage that is caused by chemicals, like chlorine. We recommend getting L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Deep Nourishing Treatment. It’s extremely effective for just $4.49 a bottle!

2. Weekly Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Why are hair masks important? And how frequently should you use one? We personally love SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque, at only $10.09! It smooths and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair. A deep conditioning hair mask isn’t necessary every day, but once a week, it can do wonders for your hair. Leave on for about 5 to 10 minutes while you’re in the shower and rinse off after. You’ll notice instantly smoother and shinier hair!

3. Take a break from hair styling tools

Yes, we all love to change up our hairstyle, whether that means curling it or straightening it. But when you already have a lot of sun exposure, it’s better to leave the styling tools for another time. Your hair is already likely to be damaged from prolonged sun exposure and chemicals from the pool, it’s going to be even worse when you add more heat on top of that. It will only stress your hair out more, making it prone to damage and dryness. Embrace your natural hair during the warmer months and it will thank you later on!

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