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3 Ways to protect your hair from the summer sun.



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UV rays, humidity and the 3 S's...Surf, Sun & Sand, wreak havoc on your beloved hair. Most of us go about our beach excursions, carefree and relaxed. The last thing we are thinking about is the health of our hair and skin. By summer's end, we end up with dry, broken strands and faded color.

Fear not my friends...keep reading and you will be enlightened to know that there 3 things you can do now, that will prevent a dreaded, unsightly mane this summer.

Moisture

Filling your strands with moisture, such as water, conditioner or oil will help prevent the absorption of drying sodium chloride (a.k.a. salt water) into your hair.

Simply purchase a leave-in conditioner, hair oil such as fractionated coconut oil (fractionated means in a liquid form) like this one that I purchase from Amazon*. I use this daily on my body and for my facial clients. Heck, if you really like to indulge your hair and body with the fruits of nature, poor coconut water over your hair! I prefer this stuff which I also purchase from Amazon*. I drink it almost daily and use it in smoothies.

So there, you just killed 2 birds with 1 stone. Moisture for your outsides and hydrating nutrients for your insides!

Apply the product you've chosen to your hair every couple of hours and before going into the shark infested waters. (hehe) I like to scrunch a quarter sized amount of coconunt oil into my hair to keep it shiny, beachy and hydrated.

I should mention, I also like to spritz my face and body with leave in conditioner or an aerosal moisture mist like this one from Paul Mitchel which I have available for purchase in my salon.

All of these products get my vote if you need a healthy dose of hydration for your hair and body while soaking up the Sun, Surf & Sand. You lucky duck!!!

Cover it up


Now I certainly wouldn't entertain the idea of covering your hair up completely, I simply mean that maybe your the type that has long luxurious hair (i'm so jelly) so why not lightly braid your hair for a boho styled look, topped with a chic straw hat?

With that being said, no matter the length, the best defense against hair color fading, is to hide it from the sun.

Rinse

It would be wise of you to wash your hair after a day at the beach or being poolside. Some beaches and most pools have an outside shower area where you can rinse off before getting in your car. Who wants to head home covered in drying, salty sand?

Leaving dried salt or chlorine in your hair and on your body, can continue to dry out and damage your hair and skin. In some cases, too much chlorine build up may add a green hue to your blonde locks (gasp!)

Since we know that salt and pool chemicals are drying elements, meaning they absorb the vital moisture from your hair and skin (remember pooring salt on slugs when you were a kid?) It is crucial to protect yourself from head to toe in the summer.

If you follow this routine every day that you spend in the sun, one day, people will be saying that YOU are the fountain of youth.

Stay classy everyone.


*This post may contain affiliate links for products I personally purchase and use. This means I earn a commission if you click and make a purchase through one of these links. Thank you for your support :-)


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