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  • Writer's pictureDanny Pierce

10 Tips for Protecting Your Hair from Sun Damage

Redhead Woman on the Beach
Redhead Woman on the Beach

The warm summer sun can be a welcome change after months of cold weather, but its powerful rays can also wreak havoc on your hair. Sun damage can cause your hair to become dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. To keep your locks looking luscious all summer long, follow these ten tips for protecting your hair from sun damage.

1. Wear a hat: One of the easiest ways to protect your hair from the sun is to wear a hat. A wide-brimmed hat will shield your hair and scalp from the sun’s harmful UV rays, preventing damage and fading.

2. Use a UV protection spray: Just like you protect your skin with sunscreen, it’s important to protect your hair with a UV protection spray. Look for products specifically designed to shield your hair from the sun’s rays.

3. Limit heat styling: Excessive heat styling can leave your hair vulnerable to sun damage. Try to limit the use of heat tools like flat irons and curling irons, and let your hair air dry whenever possible. If you must blow-dry or flat iron, heat protection is a must.

4. Use a deep cleansing shampoo: After swimming in the pool or ocean, use a chelating shampoo to remove chlorine and saltwater, which can be harsh on your hair. This will help prevent damage and keep your hair looking healthy, as well as prevent mineral buildup.

5. Use a leave-in conditioner: Hydrate your hair with a leave-in conditioner to protect it from the drying effects of the sun prior to entering the water. Look for products that contain ingredients like safflower oil or coconut oil to nourish and moisturize your hair.

6. Avoid tight hairstyles: Pulling your hair back into tight ponytails or braids can cause breakage, especially when your hair is already exposed to sun damage. Opt for loose hairstyles to prevent unnecessary stress on your hair.

7. Schedule regular trims: To keep your hair healthy and strong, schedule regular trims to remove split ends and prevent breakage. This will help your hair look its best and prevent further damage from the sun.

8. Stay hydrated: Use a deep conditioning hair mask after sun and water exposure to re-hydrate the hair.

9. Protect your scalp: Just like your skin, your scalp can also be damaged by the sun. Apply sunscreen to your scalp or wear a hat to protect it from sunburn and damage.

10. Invest in sun and swim hair care products: Look for sun and swim hair care products specifically designed to protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun, chlorine, and saltwater. These products can help maintain your hair’s health and shine all summer long. We carry these products at The Haircolor Studio.

By following these tips for protecting your hair from sun damage, you can enjoy the sunny days without worrying about the condition of your hair. Keep these tips in mind to keep your locks looking healthy and beautiful all summer long.


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