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Whether you’re jetting off on holiday or partying at a festival this summer, everybody loves the sunshine. Amongst topping up your tan and slathering on the sun cream, it is easy to forget that your hair also needs protection from the Sun’s harmful rays.
Not only can sunlight damage your skin but it also weakens the protein structure of your hair, making it brittle and dry. Both UVA and UVB radiation are to blame for causing hair damage. The UVB radiation penetrates hair cuticles, resulting in a loss of natural hair colour while exposure to UVA can significantly reduce the vibrancy of artificially coloured hair. The battle doesn’t end there with chlorine in swimming pools making hair coarser and exposure to the sun encouraging dry and itchy scalps.
Sounds like a holiday disaster, right? By giving your hair as much attention as you pay your skin, you’ll have healthy hair all summer long! The current trend is for relaxed, beachy waves worn long and textured. The key to avoiding a sun-frazzled look is to maintain hair moisture levels and there are plenty of low-maintenance ways of doing this, ideal for on-the-go routines!
The simplest trick is to ensure that you wash and shampoo your hair after a day of swimming. Chlorine builds up on your hair over time, diminishing the quality and turning your hair the dreaded green! Using a spray-in conditioner is another quick and easy summer hair care tip, particularly if you’re going to be lounging in the sun. Reapply throughout the day as you would with your factor 50 to boost protection from harmful radiation.
A hair detox after lengthy time in the sun is the ideal solution for re-hydrating hair. Apply a conditioning treatment to towel-dried hair and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing; hair will be left feeling nourished and ready for the evening!
Summer hair routines shouldn’t have to feel like a chore and keeping on top of protection whilst in the sun will ensure that your hair remains healthy throughout the rest of the year. We LOVE the BC Sun Protect range from Schwarzkopf; with a choice of shampoo, spray conditioner and shimmer oil specifically targeted towards sun-stressed hair, you’ll be looking beach ready in no time!