It is without a doubt that summer is one of the most popular times of the year, as it involves warmer temperatures, pops of color, and even some fun-in-the-sun activities like the beach, pool, and the great outdoors. Although being in the sun is almost always a good time, it does not mean that it comes without consequences. Most of us are aware of the damaging effects that the sun can have on the skin, but the sun and summer heat can also have harmful effects on the hair. Some of the detrimental impacts that the sun, heat, chlorine water, and saltwater can have on the hair include dry scalp and hair, frizzy hair, breakage, and a weakened cuticle. These are some of the reasons why we are going to go over 10 ways to keep your hair safe from the summer sun so that you can enjoy summer without having to worry about causing further damage to your hair!
#1 Protective Hairstyles
Protecting the hair is a priority when it comes to ensuring that further hair damage does not occur. Styling the hair in protective styles such as a bun, braid, or ponytail can help hair remain secure and help to avoid tangles that can eventually lead to split ends. Making sure your hair is tied or braided keeps hair from moving around in the water and getting tangled. Don't believe us? Try it next time you go to the beach or pool; we ensure you will get fewer tangles and possibly some cute summer waves after your hair dries, and you let your hair loose.
#2 Get a Haircut
Similar to tip number 1, this tip relates to hairstyling, as it has to do with cutting your hair. Getting a trim or haircut will keep your hair looking healthy as it will get rid of split ends and keep damaged strands from making their unwanted appearance. Have you ever noticed how every time you get a trim, your hair almost looks and feels like it has come back to life? That's because, in a way, it has! It no longer has to hold onto any damage, making it appear as healthy as ever.
#3 Shampoo Accordingly
Ensuring one is using a gentle and effective shampoo is crucial to keeping the hair safe from the sun, but it is especially important to keep in mind to not shampoo too often as frequent use can cause the hair to become dry and brittle. To prevent dry hair, using a hydrating shampoo like Nutrifuse's Nourishing Shampoo is extremely beneficial as it gently cleanses while restoring hydration to dry or chemically treated hair. This shampoo also delivers optimal moisture and balance to repair and prevent future damage, so you and your hair can remain worry-free all summer long.
#4 Avoid Heat Styling Tools
UV rays from the sun already pack a lot of heat that can cause significant damage to the hair on its own and using hot tools only adds to the heat damage. That is why it is essential to either limit the usage of hot styling tools or completely avoid using them if you know most of your time spent during the summer will be outdoors.
#5 Protect Your Hair From The Heat
Making sure that you are using a heat protectant when styling as well as going outside, is especially important to keep your hair safe from heat damage caused by the sun or styling tools. We recommend a heat protectant that will withstand and protect strands of heat up to 450 degrees, such as the Thermal Spray from Nutrifuse. This heat protecting spray is perfect for keeping your hair safe and free from heat damage during the summer, as it strengthens and smooths the hair surface and locks in hydration. What are you waiting for? Give it a try this summer and instantly feel the difference it makes when styling your hair.
#6 Try a Leave-in Conditioner
Since going out in the hot sun tends to leave the hair dry, and saltwater and chlorine only leave it feeling brittle, applying a leave-in conditioner before going outside is probably one of the best things that you can do to take care of your hair. Not only will a leave-in conditioner moisturize your hair, but it will help keep the hair protected from further impairment. The Hydrating Leave-in Conditioner from Nutrifuse is excellent because it is packed with essential oils, vitamins, and antioxidants to keep the hair moisturized and hydrated without weighing the hair down.
#7 Take Care of Colored Hair
If you have color-treated hair, it is essential to take proper care of your hair as it has already been through harsh chemicals that have caused some underlying damage. Therefore, exposure to heat, pool water, and saltwater will only add to that damage. That is why it is essential to use products that are meant and created for color-treated hair, and that will not only protect the hair but also help retain its color. Using hair care products that are specifically for dyed hair, will help protect the color from fading and looking streaky. We know you paid a good buck (or not) for that hair color, and you sure wouldn't appreciate it fading away quickly, so from us to you- don't be shy and invest in some good hair care products, it'll be worth it.
#8 Drink your Water
Believe it or not, drinking water can actually help keep your hair healthy. Drinking water helps energize and support hair growth from root to tip, as well as helps prevent split ends and brittle hair. Not only does water help keep your hair healthy, but it also helps keep the scalp healthy as well, which means you'll have less trouble with problems like dryness, itchiness, or dandruff.
#9 Ditch Bad Hair Products
It's time to ditch the bad hair products and get in with the new once and for all. By bad hair products, we don't mean products that are expired–although you should probably throw those away ASAP–we are talking about hair products that contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that, instead of replenishing and repairing hair damage, cause more damage. We recommend staying away from hair products that contain any parabens and sulfates so that your hair isn't harmed by harsh chemicals that will strip your hair of natural oils and make them dry and brittle. If you are currently on the look for new hair care products, all Nutrifuse hair products are free of parabens and sulfates and are made with vitamins, Argan Oil, and Hydrolyzed Keratin to repair damaged hair, and keep the hair protected against further damage, all while giving it a healthy appearance to top it all off.
#10 Condition your Hair
Making sure that your hair stays conditioned allows for the hair to be moisturized and will keep it safe to go out in the summer heat. The reason is that the sun tends to dry out the hair, so making sure that you apply a bit of conditioner helps restore some of the moisture that might have been lost while out in the sun.
We hope you enjoyed learning about the different ways to keep your hair safe from the summer sun, and that you can apply some of these tips to your daily routine regardless of the weather or temperature outside.
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Written by Arisleidi Hernandez