Jun
20
2011

Summer Hair Care

Sun exposure can damage your hair and make it brittle, especially if you have dry, color treated, or chemically treated hair. And how damaging to your hair is the chlorine in pool water? We’ve all heard the horror stories – and maybe have first hand knowledge – of hair discoloration after a lot of swimming in the pool. My own hair once had a distinctly green hue, and it’s not a pretty look.

You know that you’re supposed to wear sunblock or sunscreen to protect your skin, but what can you do to protect your hair? Luckily, there are lots of products available now that contain UV filters. Hair sprays, shampoos, and conditioners with these hair protectants are perfect for the summer months.

Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner are great choices for summertime hair. They moisturize dry hair and protect it from breaking, which is important, as your hair is more prone to breakage in the summertime. The UV filters in them protect your hair from the harsh effects of UV rays.

You can also use a leave-in conditioner after sun exposure even if you’re not shampooing. It will give you a little extra moisturizing after you’ve spent a day in the summer sun. A good color protecting leave in conditioner like Rusk Sensories is a must for color treated hair. Believe me when I tell you that you don’t ever want to look in the mirror and see green or discolored hair. ;)

Wear a hat: Find a hat you like and wear it as much as possible. Hats help keep hair sun damage to a minimum. As a bonus, they keep the summer sun’s harsh rays off your face. Cowboy hat or visor, It doesn’t matter what kind of hat you wear as long as you make sure it has a broad brim. Your hair and your face will thank you for protecting them from the sun.

Do you protect your hair as well as your skin from the harsh summer sun? Do you have a summer hair horror story? Let me know on twitter, Facebook, or just leave me a message here on the blog.

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