Here's How to Protect Your Hair from the Scorching Hot Sun ...

Lauren

Do you make the same mistake as many other women when it comes to looking after your hair in the summer? We all remember (at least I hope you do!) to slather on the sunscreen, but do you protect your hair from sun damage? Those UV rays we love so much aren’t good for our hair so it’s good to take steps to keep your hair protected, hydrated and healthy.

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Conditioner Can Be Your Hair’s Best Friend

Comb a restorative conditioner in your hair before you go out in the sun. It is even better to throw your hair into a bun, not only to protect it from harmful UV rays but also to keep your hair hydrated. You can use leave-in conditioner to protect your hair from being damaged by the blazing heat.

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Use a Hair Mask Once a Week

You know how effective a facemask can be to keep your skin hydrated, young, and fresh. You can do the same to protect your hair from harmful sunrays. You can use a high quality hair mask once a week to keep hair hydrated. Apply the mask after a long day in the sun - your hair cuticles will open up due to the heat and be able to absorb the hydrating treatment faster.

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Avoid Excessive Shampooing That Strips Your Hair of Oils

Your hair produces oil naturally that will dry up in the sun, and more frequent shampoo sessions are only going to make matters worse. It is best to avoid lathering up daily. Use a dry shampoo to avoid grease build up and or a leave in conditioner to keep your hair’s moisture.

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There Are Very Effective Styling Products You Can Use

You can now find some highly effective styling products that help you change your hairstyle effortlessly and protect your hair from the sun as well. Several moisturizing sea salt sprays can create texture without robbing your hair of moisture. Similarly, you can buy a specially designed hair mist that uses sunflower seed oil to keep your hair hydrated while giving you a tousled, carefree look.

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Consider the Drastic Measure of a Short Cut

The longer your hair is, the more difficult it is to protect it during the summer. The ends of your hair are most likely to take the beating, which may cause issues like dry tips and split ends. A major move would be to have a new style and go short for the season. If you think that’s too drastic, at least consider a trim to remove all the split ends to start the summer with “good” hair.

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Add to Your Accessories with Some Cool Hats

Quite simply the easiest of all ways to protect your hair from the sun is to wear a hat. With so many different styles, you should be able to find some that you love and that suit you. Hats are fun accessories so make them part of your summer wardrobe.

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Drink Plenty of Fluids to Keep Your Body and Hair Hydrated

Okay, so you use a restorative conditioner, apply quality styling products, have trimmed off the split ends and wear a hat. What else, you may ask? It's all about keeping your hair moisturized and one way to do so is to keep your body hydrated during the summer. Drink plenty of fluids and cooling liquids to make you feel cooler. Also, add fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet for healthy hair.

Summer is fabulous, but it sure does make us work hard to stay beautiful. What do you dislike most about summer beauty?

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Loved it!

I didn't actually know the sun could damage your hair, thx for the tips!

Now how can you do this in a less expensive way naturally? Exactly

Coconut oil is well known as a UV ray protectant *i think* for hair in the summer. It's supposed to protect it from heat damage. I've been using Coconut oil for two summers and my hairs been protected and I've seen some really good hair growth.

It's a great way to use a conditioning mask treatment, leave in your hair most of the day while at the beach or pool and wash off later for extra silky hair. Be careful not to do this in the pool though and leave and oily streak lol

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