woman applying hair maskWhen summer arrives, we can’t wait to get outside and have fun in the sun. During trips to the beach, while lounging poolside or taking a hike, you may not be thinking about your hair.

Much like our skin, UV rays can cause serious damage to your locks. Follow these tips to protect your hair from the effects of summer.

1. Don’t Forget Sun Protection

The warm sunshine is a welcome treat after a rainy spring season but heat and humidity can dry hair out. A sun protection spray can lock in moisture to stop dryness.

If your scalp gets too much sun exposure, soothe it with after-sun cream to prevent long-term UV damage.

For colored-treated hair, the sun can fade your shade. Protect your locks with a wide-brimmed hat or lightweight scarf.

2. Keep Your Hair Hydrated

Think about how thirsty you get when it’s hot outside – your hair needs hydration too! In the summer, switch up your shampoo and conditioner to moisturizing formulas and use a hair serum on parched ends.

It’s also recommended you apply a nourishing hair mask once a week to treat sun exposure and moisture loss.

3. Put Away Heat Styling Tools

Your hair is under enough stress from the elements; ease up on the heat styling tools to prevent further distress! Instead, opt for carefree styles like beachy waves or a messy bun.

4. Wash Hair Less Often

No matter the season, washing your hair too often can be problematic. Rather than strip away the natural oils that keep hair healthy, hydrated and protected, only wash a few times a week. You can use dry shampoo to reduce oil and dirt, without getting your hair wet.

5. Make Regular Appointments

Even with a busy summer schedule, it’s crucial not to skip your hair appointments! Continue getting regular trims throughout the season to keep hair strong and healthy.
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