Protect your hair: tips to prevent sun

There is a misconception that we are either born with healthy, beautiful hair or, well, not so much. While it is true that our hair textures and thickness differ genetically, the overall healthiness of your hair is all down to you. Such things as hair loss can actually be prevented in many cases, with the right hair care routine. Here are some tips on how to look after your hair! 

Sun protection for your hair

Protecting your hair from too much sun and UV rays is one of the most important parts of your hair care routine! So, just like you apply sunscreen on your skin, you should be applying hair products that have sunscreen in their formula. There are many great products that are not only infused with UV filters and shield your hair from too much sun, but also nourish it with moisture and vitamins.  

Of course, physical protection is an option too. Wearing hats and scarves while you are in the sun or simply using a sun umbrella will ensure that your hair is covered from the UV rays at all times. 

Care before and after sun exposure

If you know you will be spending long hours exposed to the sun, you should also introduce pre- and post-sun hair care into your routine. 

Before sun exposure, you can use various products, such as shampoos and conditioners, that are enhanced with UV protection. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid tight hairstyles before sun exposure, so, let your hair down or opt for loose styles. 

After a sunny outing, it is recommended to use specialised post-sun hair products. These treatments often come in a form of masks or other deep-conditioning products that can replenish and rejuvenate your hair, restoring the moisture levels. 

Thermal protection and care during styling

Heat styling is one of the most common reasons for damaged hair. If you cannot completely avoid it, there are some ways to prevent unnecessary harm while using heat. 

Firstly, always apply thermal protection products before using any heat tools, including dryers or irons. These products act as a barrier, reducing potential damage by distributing the heat evenly and preventing dryness. 

Additionally, make sure you use your heat tools properly. This includes using them at the right temperature (not too hot), avoiding any pulling or tugging of your hair, not holding the heat on your hair for too long, and, generally, being gentle with it. 

Food and general care for healthy hair

Ultimately, our hair is a reflection of our overall well-being, so the things we consume will also highly affect the healthiness of our hair and could even lead to hair loss. A balanced diet, for instance, is one of the key factors in strong, shiny hair. Make sure that you consume enough vitamins, proteins, and other nutrients. 

Beyond diet, maintaining overall health is essential too. This means staying hydrated, avoiding excessive alcohol and tobacco consumption, and reducing your overall stress levels, since all of those things can lead to weakened hair or even hair loss. 

Final words

In conclusion, radiant hair isn’t just about using the right shampoo or conditioner. If you want your hair to be healthier than ever, you must protect it with the right products, while also looking after your own wellbeing through nutrition.