Everyone is aware of how harmself the sun can be for their skin, but it also has harmful effects on your hair. The heat radiating from the sun can cause damage to your hair causing it to be dry, brittle and stiff. Below we help your understand the effects the sun can have on your hair, and what you can do to protect it. 

Effects of the Sun on Your Hair

  • The UV rays penetrate your hair cuticles resulting in dryness and brittleness.
  • The heat on your hair can cause your hair to become lifeless and limp which is a result of the humidity settling in your hair and weighing it down. 
  • During the summer you are more likely to have dry scalp, which can result in damaging your hair roots. 

How Can You Protect Your Hair in the Summer?

  • Try Not to Colour Your Hair

The summer sun already causes your hair to be dry. You should avoid colouring your hair or doing any chemical treatments during this time. If you want to colour your hair during the summer, try to do it in the earlier summer months before the sun is out in full force. 

  • Always Use Conditioner

Using a conditioner will help to restore moisture back into your hair. Make sure that you choose one that is suitable for your hair type and texture. If you decide to go for a swim, don’t forget to put leave in conditioner in your hair and wear a swimming cap. 

  • Trim Your Hair

During the summer months you may notice more split ends and dry tips. Trimming your ends will help you bring your hair back to life. 

  • Use Sun Protection

The best way to protect your hair from the summer sun is by wearing a scarf or a hat. If you don’t want to use either, make sure that you are putting in a leave in conditioner with SPF. 

  • Avoid Using Heat

Try to go easy on the heat, especially during the summer months. They can dry out your hair even more, and cause more damage. Try to wear your hair in its natural state more, and allow it to air dry.

  • Shampoo Intentionally

While you may feel like washing your hair everyday, that’s actually not a great idea and will cause more harm than good. Too much shampooing can get expensive, but will also lead to dry scalp. If you sweat more or your hair gets greasy easily, opti for a mild shampoo that you can use on a semi-regular basis.

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