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Apr 10, 2019 / by Donna Young / In Hair Care / Leave a comment

How To Protect Your Hair From Harmful Sunshine Rays

How To Protect Your Hair From Harmful Sunshine Rays

Spring has finally sprung and summer is definitely on its way. The summer weather brings the promise of sunshine, warmer weather, a gentle glow to our skin and a shine to our hair. It brings the promise of trips to beer gardens, days out at the beach, picnics in the park and summer holidays.

However, you also need to think about how you can protect your hair from the harmful rays of the sunshine. We have put down three top ways of protecting your hair from harmful sunshine rays. These will help ensure you have gorgeous locks right through the summer holidays, and into autumn.

Protect Your Hair by Cutting down The Heat

While you may love the way your hair looks when you’ve used your curling irons, flat irons or blow dryer but these heated styling tools can and will damage your hair. Try and limit your use of heated styling tools as much as you can and your hair will visibly thank you for it.

If you have to use heated tools on your hair make sure you use heat protection products as these will cost and protect your hair. Heat protecting sprays are better for thin hair, or creams and lotions for think, coarse or curly hair. Try and use the lower heat setting where possible too.

Protect Your Hair with SPF

This is especially the case if you have coloured hair. While sun can damage unprotected skin, the UV rays can fade your hair colour. Look out for a protective SPF spray that you can put on your hair. Also pay special attention to the crown of your hair as this is the area that receives the most sun.

A wide brimmed hat is a great idea if you’re planning on spending the day outside soaking up the sun. This will then give your hair the extra protection it needs from the harmful rays of the sun.

Protect Your Hair When Swimming

Taking a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day feels like a great way to cool down. We don’t blame you for doing exactly that. However, chlorine in pool water and salt in the sea water can be very drying for your hair. If you are planning on going for a dip in the water don’t forget to spray in some leave-in conditioner before you get in the water. This will help moisturise your hair, and it will prevent your hair absorbing too much water too.

If you don’t have any leave in conditioner with you but still want to cool off in the water you still an. You just need to wet your hair with fresh water first. Then, as your hair is already wet it won’t absorb as much of the chlorine or salt water.