Say NO to Sun Damage!
Have you been properly protecting your hair against the sun this summer? While we all know the importance of applying sunscreen daily, we often forget that UV rays can be particularly harmful to our hair as well. Excessive exposure to the sun can lead to dryness, frizz, color fading and severe breakage.
So, if you're wondering how to steer clear from sun damage, look no further! We’ve compiled our top tips to help you maintain healthy, luscious locks this summer!
5 Ways to Protect Your Crown against UV Rays
1) Wear a hat or a hair scarf
Unsurprisingly, the best way to protect your curls is to shield them from direct sunlight! These accessories create a physical barrier between your curls and the sun's harmful UV rays which helps to prevent damage and reduce moisture lost.
2) Use UV-Protective hair Products
Invest in products that are formulated with UV protection. Just like the sunscreen provides your skin with an extra layer of protection during the hot summer months, UV protective hair products will help minimize the effects of the sun on your crown. Try our Mistify Hair Spray for hydrated curls that are UV protected!
3) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Proper hydration is vital to maintain a healthy crown during the summer months. Curly and coily hair is already very prone to dryness and this issue is exacerbated in the summer heat.
So, its important that you use products that are designed to leave your hair soft and moisturized. You can start by using more moisturizing shampoos and conditioners and make sure to follow up with a good deep conditioner treatment once a week. Then, you can use a leave in and a serum or pomade to lock in all that hydration!
4) Reduce Heat Styling
Give your hair a break from heat styling as it can further dry out your curls.
Heat tools such as flat irons will leave your hair more vulnerable to sun damage so it is best to opt for heatless styling techniques.
5) Regular Trims
Schedule regular trims to avoid split ends and maintain the overall integrity of your hair. Depending on the damage level get a trim every 3 to 6 months.
Remember, it’s always better to prevent damage than to treat it! By integrating these tips into your summer hair care routine, you’ll be well on your way to maintaining beautiful, healthy curls and coils all season long!