Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hair Care 101: Protecting the Hair against Sun Damage

It’s clear that summer is upon us. With the school days off, who doesn’t want to take a holiday trip and visit the best places—in town or out of town—for a fun-filled adventure?

Yes, everyone wants to bask in the sunny glow, especially to get a tan. But do you know that the scorching heat of the sun may cause serious skin problems as well as hair damage?

Those UV rays can take a toll on the quality of your hair, causing it to become discoloured, dry, frizzy, dull and lifeless. Luckily, there are ways on how to keep your locks healthy and shiny despite the heat of the sun. By learning these summer hair care tips, you can prevent the onset of hair problems like split-ends, breakage and hair loss. What’s more, you can rest assured that your hair is damage-free, healthy, shiny and beautiful as always.

Hair Care Tip #1: Protect your hair against the UV rays.

To prevent your hair from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays, make sure to avoid being under the sun for a long period of time. In addition, avoid the UV rays when they’re at their peak. That means you need to avoid doing outdoor activities from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. But, if you really want to enjoy the summer sun then protect your hair from the scorching heat with the help of umbrellas and headgears.

Hair Care Tip #2: Use an SPF lotion.

To avoid having bad hair days during the summer season, make sure to look for an SPF hair lotion. Look for hair care products with SPF or sunscreen protection to avoid the onset of hair dryness and dullness.

Hair Care Tip #3: Consider wearing a swimming cap.

The chlorinated pool and sea water combined with the scorching heat of the sun may dry out your strands and cause hair discoloration. That being the case, to protect your hair strands from these harsh elements, you need to consider using a swimming cap everytime you want a dip in the pool or the beach.

Hair Care Tip #4: Wear headgears like hats, scarves and caps.

To help protect your hair against the harsh effects of the UV rays, make it a point to use a wide-brimmed hat or wear a scarf. You can also tie your tresses into a simple style like a braid, a twist or a bun to minimize the amount of hair exposed to the sun.

Hair Care Tip #5: Apply a leave-in conditioner.

Before hitting the beach or swimming pool, make sure to apply a leave-in conditioner on the entire scalp and the hair strands to provide protection against the harsh elements like the UV rays, and salt and chlorinated water.

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