7 Ways to Avoid UV Hair Damage ...


UV hair damage is more of a problem than you may realise.

We've become accustomed to covering our skin with suncream, but overlook the fact that our hair is also vulnerable.

UV rays can cause a lot of harm to hair, as they damage the protein in the hair.

Here are some ways to avoid UV hair damage and keep your hair in great condition …

1. Avoid Heated Tools

If you want to avoid UV hair damage, it helps to avoid or reduce the use of hairdryers and other heated appliances.

When your hair is already being exposed to the heat of the sun, it doesn't need extra heat from a dryer or curling irons.

If you absolutely must blow dry your hair to style it, let it dry naturally almost completely and just finish it off with the dryer.

2. Protective Spray

Do you hate wearing a hat?

If you're going to be out in the sun, protect your hair with a spray.

There are so many available that you're bound to find one you like.

You can even make your own by diluting your sunscreen in a spray bottle.2

Hair protection doesn't need to be that strong;

look for a minimum SPF of 10.

3. Hat

Admittedly, hats can play havoc with your hairstyle and leave your locks looking a bit dishevelled when you take the hat off.

They're the best way of protecting your hair (and your face) from the sun though.3

If you like wearing a hat but don't like "hat hair", try smoothing your hair into a low ponytail, or smoothing a little serum through it before you put your hat on.

4. Conditioner

A deep conditioner is a good treatment for sun-damaged hair, but prevention is better than cure.2

Give your hair a regular deep conditioning treatment to help it maintain moisture.

Alternatively you can use a leave-in conditioner.

This is ideal if you are going to the beach;

the sun's warmth will help the conditioner do its job.2

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