Sun Protect Your Hair When the Temperature Rises

Summer is almost here and oh, how we have been looking forward to it! But the season is usually followed by the need to sun protect yourself and by that we do not just mean your skin – it is also important to sun protect your hair.

Eating a well balanced diet and getting the necessary nutritions and vitamins is a good way to start preparing for those warm summer days. Without the right nourishment, summer hair can easily run amok. So, in order to prevent that from happening, preparations must be made. With all the fun in the sun comes a change in temperature that can wreak havoc on your hair. Frizz, limpness, texture changes, extreme dryness – all of these increase as the temperature rises. Nutrafol took some advice from Ammon Carver, Celebrity Stylist, on how to sun protect you hair by applying a day-to-day sort of maintenance.

Summer hair mistakes – which ones are the most common to make and how can one avoid them?

“Most women tend to over-work or over-style their hair during the summer. Summer is all about easy, effortless looks, so try not to get too fussy. Use lightweight products that won’t weigh hair down or keep it from moving naturally like mousse. This adds bounce and lightweight hold to curls and natural texture.”

What are some suggestions to avoiding common summer styling mishaps, like frizz, dryness, limp hair and excess oil?

“Use a lightweight finishing essential oil through your mid-length and ends, which fights frizz and dryness simultaneously. If you have limp hair and/or excess, just add dry shampoo at the scalp or use a texturizing and volumizing powder. The powder does wonders for adding lift and a beautiful summer-y texture.”

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Sun protect your hair with oil. Focus on the ends and use a hair comb when applying the essential oil on the rest of your hair.

Which are the ways that you can sun protect your hair?

“Many products are made with UV filters to help you when you want to sun protect your hair. Total Results Blonde Care Flash Filler and Biolage Colorcaretherapie Shine Shake are both excellent for sun/beach care and act as SPF for the hair. If for some reason you don’t have any UV hair products, apply a deep conditioning masque to your hair and slick it back into a simple bun while you enjoy the weather. It will help protect and condition the cuticle layer of your hair.”