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Protect Your Hair

 
Summer is officially here! We all know that our skin needs protection from the sun, but did you know that your hair does as well? UVA and UVB rays from the sun can cause hair color to fade out and cause your hair to dry out.

The sun's strong rays can deplete the lipids from your hair. Lipids are an essential part of the hair shaft as they coat and protect hair and lock in hydration. When hair loses its natural lipids it also loses moisture. This leaves hair dry and brittle and in serious need of hydration.

Fast Color Fade Out

Fast Color Fade Out

Whether your hair is color-treated or natural you will notice your hair slightly lightening up in the summer months. This is because the sun's rays combined with oxygen cause the melanin (natural pigment) in the hair to react and fade. To prevent this, apply a sun protection product that contains UV filters as your finishing product. Exposure to UV rays tends to make your hair brittle and prone to damage.

Dehydrated Hair

Dehydrated Hair

High temperatures can also cause damage to your hair and deplete your hair's natural moisture. Many are not aware that elements like saltwater, chlorine, and hair products can build up on the hair and scalp, which worsens the situation. Unless washed off, these can suffocate the hair and disrupt your hair's natural pH, causing your hair to dry out further.

What should I look for in my hair care?

Many hair care brands have integrated SPF into their hair care products. Look for products that have UVA and UVB filters, these will act as a shield over your hair. It is recommended to apply sun protection to your scalp as well to help prevent follicle damage. I personally use a translucent cosmetic powder to the hairline and part for added sun protection on top of any UVA and UVB filter finishing product.

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Comments & discussion
Cassandra D. — I want to learn more about protecting my hair.
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