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8 Ways To Protect Your Hair This Summer

8 Ways To Protect Your Hair This Summer


That time of the year is coming again, and while we’re preparing for bikini weather and sandy vacations, we need to also be thinking about the continued health of our hair. Our scalp and strands can be equally as exposed to the sun as our skin, so we want to make sure that both are prepared for extra UV rays.

Listed below are eight ways you can keep your hair healthy while you bask in the sun.

Know Your Hair Type

Before you start grabbing your products, make sure you know your hair type. The methods used to get hydrated, silky hair are different depending on your tresses’ thickness and texture. Try to establish whether your hair is fine or thick, if it’s naturally oily, and whether it’s straight, wavy or curly. If you’re not sure, you can always ask your stylist at your next salon appointment.

Try a hat

This is one of the most immediately effective ways to shield your scalp. Try to find a hat with thick fabric, or tightly woven straw. If you have long hair, you may want to pin it up underneath your hat for added protection.

Vitamins will change everything

Your hair can put up a fight against UV rays if it’s healthy and nourished. Try to grab a supplement with biotin, vitamin E, and zinc. These nutrients will help maintain your hair’s vibrancy before you head outside.

Add a dab of sunblock

Depending on your hair’s natural oils, you can also consider dotting some SPF on your scalp. Try to find a sunblock that contains zinc oxide. Make sure to focus on applying it to the areas of your scalp that are exposed.


Try a natural oil

If you can’t wear a hat, you can still help keep your strands healthy with a high-quality natural oil. The best for hair health include coconut, avocado and jojoba seed oils. 


Avoid a part

Your hair naturally serves as a form of protection from UV rays, which is why it’s important to try to avoid parting your hair on sunny days. The best way to utilize your hair as a shield is to brush it straight back into a ponytail and secure it with a light mist of sulfate-free hairspray.


Invest in a masque

This is the best topical way to fortify your hair pre-sun. The major nutrients you want to look for include vitamin B5 and keratin. Run a quarter-sized amount of the masque through your hair. If your texture is on the fine side, leave it in for five to ten minutes. For thicker hair, let it sink into your strands for about half an hour.

Dry Gently

Try to curb the temptation to use your blow dryer. Instead, gently blot your hair with a microfiber towel, which produces less friction.

Your hair is as exposed to the sun as the rest of your body, so it’s essential to keep these steps in mind if you want to enjoy a carefree summer with gorgeous, nourished tresses.

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