all know that the sun rays in summer cause damage to the skin
that can speed up aging and possibly trigger cancer. But it
is essential that you protect your hair from the scorching
sun rays as well. Sun damage to the hair can manifest as faded
hair color, brittle and dry hair. The UV-rays can cause permanent
damage to the outside covering of the hair which is the cuticle
and it can penetrate into the center of the hair, which is
the cortex and do all sorts of damage. Hence you need to take
special care of your hair during this season.
Tips for summer hair care:
sun protection filters that will protect the hair from
UV-rays damage. Hanging out in the sun without protection
for your hair and scalp is the worst thing you can do.
Use leave-in hair products with SPF protection.
Prevent static electricity in your hair when washing by
applying a conditioner that adds moisture and shine to
your hair. Alternatively, apply a "leave-in" conditioner
after towel drying hair. Leave in hair conditioners are
designed to penetrate or settle down into the layer of
the cuticle thus protecting your hair from any damage.
you normally blow dry and use hot curling tools every
day, try and give your hair a break during the summer
months. Consider letting your hair air dry or take time
out from curling. Hair braided when wet will air dry into
When the summer heat is hottest, wear your hair up in
a knot, bun or braids. Wash your hair with a deep-cleansing
shampoo and dab conditioner on the ends and frizziest
parts of your hair. Pin it up or wrap it in plastic and
sleep on it. Using this method will restore absent moisture
to the ends your hair.
religious about your trims. Make sure you have the ends
trimmed every 6-8 weeks during the summer months. When
your ends are fizzy, it's a sure sign that they are either
damaged, split, or both.
For summer months, be careful to use hair products that
are as all-natural as possible. Avoid any products that
contain alcohol or formaldehyde since they can be excessively
drying to the hair. Read the labels properly before buying
Leave-in heat protection spray and conditioner has Octyl
Methyoxycinnamate listed in the contents. This is a known
sunscreen ingredient. If you are serious about sun protection
for your hair, make sure the products you use list an