5 Tips For Healthy Hair This Summer
Summer is well and truly upon us and with good weather finally on it's way, we are looking forward to long sunny days at the beach. We all know by now the importance of protecting our skin against the harmful effects of the sun, but do you pay as much attention to your hair and scalp? Technically your hair doesn’t burn in the sun but that doesn’t mean the harmful effects of UV rays won’t damage your hair and scalp.
Here’s our five top tips to keep your hair healthy, hydrated and protected this summer.
1. Keep Hydrated & Wear A Wide Brimmed Hat
Sounds obvious but a hat will keep the hair and scalp protected from harmful UV rays. We all know that healthy scalp equals healthy hair and the scalp can be quite sensitive and susceptible to sun burn. So cover up and stay protected.
2. Use a Leave-in Conditioner with Sun Protection
Our Alter Ego Urban Proof Leave-In Conditioner Spray has a build in UV filter and Urban Shield Technology which not only protects against the harmful effects of sun exposure but also external pollutants such as smog. This conditioner has an amazing fresh smell, ideal for frequent spritzing pool-side!
3. Use Styling Products That Offer Protection
Love the tousled, beachy-wave look? Our Sea Salt Texture Spray is the product for you! Containing sea salt, it not only adds texture for easy styling but also has a UV filter to protect against sun damage. What’s not to love!
4. Less washing is beneficial to the hair
The natural oils we produce act as a natural barrier to sun/heat damage so the less we wash away these oils the more beneficial it is for our hair. To get longer between washes, use a dry shampoo such as our Urban Proof Dry Shampoo which refreshes the hair without any chalky residue, leaving hair delicately scented.
5. Restore Your Hair After Damage
If your hair has already been damaged, try a restorative mask once a week or fortnightly. Our Shewonder Intensive modelling mask provides instant conditioning with Clay, Shea Butter and Starch Complex. It protects, regenerates and provides deep and immediate hydration to the skin and lengths resulting in disciplined, controlled, shiny and silky hair. A great mask for when your hair needs that extra bit of TLC.
Another great choice is our Silk Blend Oil, add a few drops of this luxurious oil to freshly washed hair and leave in for instant condition, shine and softness.
Last but not least, our Tropical Collection is a gorgeous set ideal for your staycations and trips away this summer. Includes full size and travel size Shampoo, Conditioning Mask, Shower Gel in a handy cooler bag. This range is ideal for use during all stages of sun exposure, before, during and after.
Do you protect your hair and scalp from sun damage? Have you tried any of the products mentioned? We'd love to hear from you in the comments.