We all know that the sun is damaging to our skin, but it’s also damaging to our hair. Chlorinated water can also damage your hair. Keep reading to find out ways to protect your locks.
1. Wear A Hat When In The Sun This is mainly for people who spend lots of time in the sun. Your hair can get really dry when being outside too long. The sun also isn’t good for color-treated hair as it will lighten your hair.
2. Use A Leave-In Conditioner To Lock In Moisture The sun can dry your hair so it’s important to keep it hydrated.
3. Rinse Hair Before Swimming You can rinse with just water or use a conditioner. Getting your hair wet with un-chlorinated water first will protect your hair from the chlorine in swimming pools. (This is a good idea for at the beach too, so the salt water won’t dry out your hair.) Chlorine can damage your hair by drying it out and changing the color, especially if you’re blonde.
4. Use Extra Conditioner After Swimming Or Sunbathing If your hair gets very knotted from swimming, try using conditioner on it before brushing it out. This will soften it and get some of the chlorine out of it. It’s also a good idea to condition your hair more in the summer when the sun and water dry it out.
Some of these might seem like a waste of time, but they’ll make a big difference. Just remember that your hair is important just like your skin, and you should protect it too.
What do you do to protect your hair in the summer?