Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. The sun is shining brightly and the weather is warm. People would go on a roadtrip, go to the beach, ride the bike or just hang out with their family and friends in the backyard for a BBQ party. For many, it is one of the best seasons, and we couldn’t agree more. But most people fail to realize that the summer heat could leave their skin burnt and their hair dry and damaged.
Don’t let the sun stop you from enjoying all these activities. Go ahead and have some fun. You deserve it. Just make sure that you take the necessary steps to protect your hair from the sun’s harmful rays.
Protect your hair from sun damage with these tricks.
Shampoo with care
The summer heat leaves us sweaty and sticky. When you come home, there is nothing you want to do more than to take a shower and wash your hair.
Our hair tends to get sweaty and oily during the summer, but you’re not supposed to wash your hair every day. If you do, you are likely to end up with greasy hair. Why? It’s because washing your hair regularly will strip your scalp off of its natural oil. As a result, it will compensate for the lack of oil; thus, leaving your scalp and hair oilier than it is. Cut back on shampoo sessions.
Love your conditioner
Spending too much time outdoors can dry out your hair. That said, we highly recommend that you condition your hair regularly to keep your hair hydrated. If you have greasy hair, then apply the conditioner on the mid-shaft up to the tips. Don’t skip the conditioner entirely.
Wear a hat
We all know that the sun’s rays can take a toll on your skin, but did you know that prolonged exposure to the sun can also damage your hair? If you intent to stay outdoors for an extended period of time, we suggest that you wear a hat, a cup or just bring an umbrella. This way, your hair, as well as your face, is protected from the sun.
Shower before hitting the pool
During the summer, most people spend most of their days in the beach or the pool. Salt water, chlorine, and the sun can cause significant damage to your hair.
Our hair is porous. It absorbs as much water when it is dry. So before you hit the pool, we suggest that you take a shower. Now that your hair is sopping wet, very little chlorinated water will enter the shaft.