How to protect your hair from the sun's UV rays

/ 06.10.2015
Save your strands from unnecessary sun damage!
Save your strands from unnecessary sun damage!

Whether you're on vacation or hanging out at home, UV rays can really damage your hair during the summer. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent sun damage and keep your mane looking and feeling great all the way through to fall! To find out what they are, check out the hair care tips below.

1/ Protective hairstyles

Opting for a protective hairstyle can save your strands from being over exposed to the sun. When you wear your hair in a knot, a bun or braids, you can minimize how much of your hair gets hit by UV rays because most of your strands will be tucked away inside any one of these styles. Protective updos are also really useful for preventing frizz, too!

2/ Hats

It may sound like a total no-brainer, but covering your hair with a hat is one of the easiest, not to mention most effective, ways to protect it from sun damage. Sun hats come in all shapes and sizes, so you're bound to find one that will coordinate perfectly with your summer wardrobe, from straw hats to baseball caps - just don't forget to protect the back of your neck and face with sunscreen!

3/ UV protection products

Leave-in UV protectants such as holding sprays, gels, and no-rinse conditioners are all really useful during the summer months. You may need to experiment a little in order to figure out what products work best with your hair, but it's definitely worth the effort to save your strands from getting fried!

Taking the time to restore lost moisture and nutrients with a deep conditioning hair mask every week, as well as a mindful haircare routine, will help to keep your locks resilient throughout the summer, too.

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