How To Protect Your Hair from the Sun
Wear a HatOne of the best ways to protect your hair from the sun is to wear a hat. Hats come in a variety of styles and fabrics, so you can find one that suits your personal style. Wearing a hat will provide a physical barrier between your hair and the sun, shielding it from direct exposure. Additionally, hats can help keep your scalp cool and reduce the amount of sweat that accumulates in your hair.
UV Protectants (Hair Sunscreen)
Just like you would use sunscreen on your skin, you can also use it on your hair. Look for a sunscreen specifically designed for hair, as these products are formulated to be gentle on your strands. Apply the sunscreen to your hair before you go outside, and make sure to reapply it every two hours or after swimming. Here are some great suggestions to consider:
Pureology Color Fanatic Leave-in Conditioner Hair Treatment Spray
Pureology Color Fanatic Multitasking Leave-In Spray primes, detangles, protects, and adds shine to color-treated hair with key ingredients Camelina Oil, Coconut Oil, and Olive Oil and a signature aromatherapy blend of Rose, Floral Ginger, and Cedarwood. Pureology formulas are 100% Vegan and free from Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Animal Products or by-products, and Animal Testing. Our patented Antifade Complex is infused into every formula to protect color vibrancy and ensure lasting color payoff. Sunflower Seed, a UV Filter, and Vitamin E fight color-depleting environmental effects while ensuring lasting shine. Our dual-benefit formulas provide color protection and customized care to address individual hair needs.
- Shake well before use.
- Before exposition to sun, sea and pool, spray onto hair, covering the strands completely.
- May be applied as often as needed.
Sudzz FX ColourFix Leave-In Conditioner is an ultra-light formula rich in FXulites that helps restore hair and defends against daily environmental stresses.
Eliminates tangles, adds body as it smoothes and soothes hair. ColourFix3 Complex helps provide maximum protection against colour loss, ensuring colour longevity.
Surround hair with all-day protection without adding weight. Leave in or rinse out. Low pH of 3.7 4.2 closes cuticle.
Certified organic homeopathically balanced botanicals of asparagus, parsley, cucumber and sandalwood:Naturally exfoliates, soothes and balances the scalp and skin.
Hydrolyzed Silk & Wheat Proteins: Helps to improve the elastic and binding properties that help strengthen and protect the hair. Aloe Vera, Avocado and Sunflower Extracts: Provides increased hydration and adds protective barrier.
Moroccanoil Protect and Prevent Spray
Shield your hair color from daily damage with MOROCCANOIL PROTECT & PREVENT SPRAY, available exclusively at The Warehouse Salon. This powerful hair color protection spray neutralizes free radicals generated by UV, pollution, and other environmental stressors, keeping your hair color looking fresh and vibrant.
Featuring a blend of antioxidants and sunscreens, this spray helps absorb UV rays and provides thermal protection against heat. The advanced ArganID technology infuses argan oil into the hair's cortex, sealing and repairing damaged hair for a healthy, revitalized look.
Milk Shake Incredible Milk is a multi-functional leave-in treatment for all hair types. This rich and nourishing formula is made with natural ingredients like milk proteins, honey, and olive oil, to provide your hair with intense moisture, shine, and frizz control. In addition, it also provides UV protection, helping to guard against damage from the sun.
Simply apply a small amount to damp hair, and style as desired. Incredible Milk will leave your hair feeling soft, smooth, and healthy, with long-lasting frizz control and added shine. Its lightweight formula won't weigh down your hair, making it ideal for all hair types.
This product provides heat protection, helping to guard against damage from styling tools, and its UV protection will help protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun. So, whether you're looking to revive dry, damaged, or frizzy hair, Milk Shake Incredible Milk is the perfect solution.
Hair oils are a great way to protect your hair from the sun’s rays. Look for oils that contain natural ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, or jojoba oil. These oils will help create a protective barrier around your hair, while also providing nourishment and hydration. Here are some great ones to look for:
Apira Coconut Oil Serum, a luxurious hair treatment that delivers soft, shiny, and healthy locks. Infused with 100% USDA organic and unrefined coconut oil, this serum deeply moisturizes and strengthens hair, reducing breakage and split ends. Its unique blend of natural oils and nutrients repairs and revitalizes damaged hair, leaving it silky smooth and beautiful.
The lightweight, non-greasy formula is easy to apply and absorbs quickly, without leaving any oily residue. Whether you have dry, brittle, or damaged hair, Apira Coconut Oil Serum has you covered. Use as a conditioner, finisher, or styler to save time and money.
- USDA organic coconut oil base nourishes and protects hair
- Patented Color Seal Technology maintains vibrant hair color
- 3-in-1 formula for convenience and value.
Avoid Heat Styling
Heat styling can be damaging to your hair, and it can also make it more vulnerable to the sun’s rays. If you do choose to heat style your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant spray beforehand. This will help reduce the amount of damage caused by the heat.
Use Deep Conditioning Treatments
Deep conditioning treatments are a great way to nourish and protect your hair from the sun’s rays. Look for treatments that contain natural ingredients like honey, avocado, or olive oil. These ingredients will help nourish and hydrate your strands, while also providing a protective barrier against the sun’s rays. Here are some great treatments to use after visiting the sun:
Color-treated hair deserves extra love. All Color Brillianz products form a protective barrier around the strands in order to prevent your color from fading. UVA and UVB filters protect tresses from harmful sun exposure. Meanwhile, herbal sunflower seed extracts nourish, treat and make your hair gorgeously shiny.
Solamer gives the hair a wide spectrum of UVA and UVB protection. Sun Flower Seed extract protects color treated hair from color loss by neutralizing free radicals. Silk Proteins leave the hair silky, smooth and shiny.
Apply to shampooed hair. Work through the hair and massage lightly on the scalp. Process for 5 minutes in a hot towel. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Towel dry.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Whenever possible, try to avoid direct sunlight on your hair. If you’re going to be outside for an extended period of time, try to stay in the shade as much as possible. This will help reduce the amount of damage caused by the sun’s rays.
Protecting your hair from the sun is essential for keeping it healthy and strong. By following these six tips, you can ensure that your hair is protected from the sun’s damaging rays. Wear a hat, use sunscreen, use hair oils, avoid heat styling, use deep conditioning treatments, and avoid direct sunlight whenever possible. With these simple steps, you can keep your hair looking and feeling its best all summer long!
About the Author
Brianna is a highly skilled and licensed cosmetologist, stylist, and color expert at Studio 360 Salon in Chatham, NJ. She possesses a thorough understanding of hair products and the science behind hair and hairstyling.