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Ways to Protect Your Hair From The Summer Sun

Ways to Protect Your Hair From The Summer Sun

Ways to Protect your Hair from the Summer Sun

We are mostly aware of the damaging effects of the sun on our skin, but the blazing sun during summers also has harmful effects on our hair. Some of the detrimental damage that the sun, heat, and humidity can have on the hair include dry scalp, frizzy hair, breakage, split ends, and discoloration.

If you want to enjoy summer without being worried about any further damage to your hair due to the sun, then we’ve got you. Today, we’ll tell you some very simple and effective ways to protect and repair your hair from summer sun damage.

How does the Sun Damage the Hair?

Although, the sun provides a dose of Vitamin D which helps to create new hair follicles and promotes hair growth, long exposure to the sun during summer days can damage your hair in different ways. Here are the details on how the sun damages the hair and what effect it leaves.

  • Outer (Lipid) Damage

 Prolonged exposure to sun breaks down the hair’s outer layer of lipids, which act as a natural protective barrier for environmental elements like sun, water, and humidity. This damage is one of the major reason for your dry and frizzy hair. As, without a protective layer your hair won’t be able to retain the moisture.

  • Internal Damage

After the outer layer, sun can also damage the internal structure of your hair. This weakens your hair and makes it even more prone to damage and split ends.

  • Color Damage

Dyed or colored hair are more susceptible to damage from the sun, both externally and internally. Color treatments leave your hair dehydrated and vulnerable. So, when your hair is exposed to UV rays they tend to be more dry and porous which breaks down the color of your hair, making them fade or wash out faster than usual.

Signs of Summer Sun Damaged Hair

It’s really important to know signs of summer sun damaged hair, so that you can adopt ways to protect them from any further damage.

  • Dryness and Split ends

 If your hair feels dry all time, then it means they aren’t able to retain their moisture and are damage from the sun. Also, they will have more split ends and be frizzy.

  • Lack of Shine

 Smooth cuticles have a distinct shine, but, after your hair gets damaged from the sun they will lack moisture needed for smooth cuticles. So, your hair will lack natural shine and appear dull.

  • Discoloration

 If you have noticed a dramatic color change in your hair, then it’s a telltale sign that UV rays from the sun have damaged or reacted with the melanin in your hair.

Ways to Protect your Hair from the Summer Sun

Even healthiest hair gets troll by the scorching summer, as your hair becomes dehydrated and gets damaged due to prolonged exposure to heat, UV rays and humidity. Here are several ways that you can do in routine to protect your hair before heading out into the summer sun.

  • Cleansing

During summers, our hair faces more issues, because of heat and sweat a build-up accumulates on the scalp which clogs the pores. Clogged scalp produces a lot of oil which makes your hair feel greasy, oily and unattractive and stops the hair from growing. So, it’s extremely important to cleanse your hair two to three times a week, throughout the summer. But always be gentle to your hair while shampooing.

Herbal shampoo is a must to wash your hair during summers, which is enriched with natural ingredients, deeply nourishes and cleanses your scalp. Our Hello Hair – Herbal Shampoo is the best shampoo for dry hair, has the goodness of Amla, Reetha, Shikakai, Olive Oil and Green Tea Extract in it. It repairs your hair from root to tip by purifying and nourishing the scalp. Now, say hello to soft, manageable, healthy hair and experience less hair problems.

  • Massage and Conditioning

 Has your hair become dry, damaged and lost its natural shine? Massaging your scalp during the summer is always recommended as it improves the blood circulation, leaves hair nourished, moisturized and rejuvenated. Apply Golden Pearl Hair Oil and massage your scalp using finger tips for about 15 minutes. It penetrates deep into hair, leaves them moisturized, soft, and dandruff free after washing.

For washing your hair, use a shampoo and conditioner which helps restore the natural moisture balance of your hair to repair damage from the summer sun. Our Keratin Repair Shampoo + Conditioner is the best shampoo for damaged hair. It has Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil and Keratin to make your damaged hair feel soft, stunning and tangled free.

Pro tip: When you towel-dry your hair, it can cause friction and break your hair more easily. So be gentle while drying and use a tee-shirt instead of a towel.

  • Add SPF to Your Hair Routine

 Buying a SPF for your skin is quite normal, but your scalp & hair needs a SPF too during the hottest days of summer to protect them. Coconut oil has a natural sun protection rating of SPF 10. It protects hair from sunlight, aids in the reduction of dryness, fizziness, and dullness. Apply a few drops of coconut oil as an SPF on your hair roots before leaving and use it as a deep-conditioner before washing your hair.

Pro tip: You can also wear a scarf or hat as a barrier before going out to keep your hair protected from the summer sun.

  • Use hair-friendly Styling

Sun is brutal enough to damage your hair but if you are wearing tight and heat using hairstyles then you are multiplying the damage. So, it’s really important to keep your hair styling simple and painless to avoid any further damage. It is suggested to naturally air dry your hair after washing instead of blow drying or choose a cold setting if you go for it. Avoid straightening and curling using irons as they make your hair feel dead and vulnerable.

Also keep in mind, when you are buying hair accessories, avoid metal and rubber material since they may easily tangle your hair and break them. Prefer buying hair bands made of cotton or silk. Wearing tight hairstyles is also not recommended, so keep them loose.

  • Consume a Healthy Diet & Drink Plenty of Water

Believe me or not, if you are doing everything for your hair to keep them protected from the sun, but consuming a poor diet, then you are not going to make it. So, to keep your hair healthy, shiny and moisturized, you should drink plenty of water every day. Seasonal fresh juices and a rainbow diet which includes different vegetables and fruits is very beneficial for your health and hair. In a nutshell, having fruits, vegetables and fresh juices in your diet is a really amazing thing you can do for your hair to keep them protected, healthier and hydrated.

Conclusion

If you follow the above mentioned ways in your hair care routine, then you will never face a bad hair day. During summers, your scalp & hair are thirsty to get moisturized and hydrated, make sure to use our herbal shampoo to purify and nourish them. And if your hair are dry and damaged from heat styling or sun, then buy Keratin Repair Shampoo and say hello to beautiful healthier hair. Hope, after reading this article you can deal with your hair damage and concerns easily during summers.

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