Can the Sun Really Damage My Hair?

As amazing as it feels, the sun is beauty enemy No. 1! From head to toe, UV radiation causes serious damage. Here’s how to protect your strands from the sun's rays.

Want gorgeous hair? You’ve got to keep your strands out of the sun’s powerful rays. UV exposure damages your hair and leaves it feeling brittle. Over time, you'll see split ends and breakage. If your hair is already damaged, the sun will seriously amplify your issues.

Whereas normal sunscreen will turn your locks into a disaster, there are some great hair products that provide the UVA and UVB protection you need whilst enhancing your mane's beauty. Here’s what you can do to get your strands looking lovely while protecting them from the sun.

 

Can the Sun Really Damage My Hair?

 

Avoid the Sun


One of the best things you can do for your skin and hair is to stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.—when rays are at their harshest. If you must go out during the sunniest part of the day, wear a hat. It’s an ultra-easy way to protect your hair and face.

If you don’t already have a chic hat in your wardrobe, find one that you love. It’s a lifesaver for sunny getaways, bad hair days, and those days when you just want to wash and go.

 

Can the Sun Really Damage My Hair?

 

Use the Right Haircare Products


It's a misconception and even a dangerous myth that only people with very light skin and hair need sun protection. Every single person needs UV protection. If your hair is very fine and your skin is very light, you need to be extra cautious, but nobody is exempt from the laws of sunscreen protection.

When you're searching for products that protect your hair, keep an eye out for zinc oxide. This is the best ingredient for SPF hair protection. If you think you might forget to apply SPF before you go out (and who doesn’t sometimes?), opt for a shampoo and conditioner that leave a layer of zinc oxide on your hair.

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Say No to Lightening Sprays


Although natural lemon juice and commercial sun-activated lightening sprays for your hair might seem like damage-free ways to lighten your locks, they aren’t as harmless as they might seem. In fact, such concoctions can leave your hair feeling downright crunchy.

If you want a damage-free colour boost, go for evo Fabuloso Colour Intensifying Conditioner. This ammonia-free, peroxide-free formula brings out your hair’s natural highlights and makes strands feel silky.

 

Can the Sun Really Damage My Hair?