Protect Your Hair in Summer Heat

Rucuss staffSeptember 11, 2011

If you haven’t a clue of what to do to protect your newly colored hair during the summer months. Bellasugar has the solution to keep your hair from fading and frying under the sun.

1. Just add SPF: Invest in some sun-proofing sprays, like Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil($26) or Victoria’s Secret’s Color Protect UV Shield Spray ($14), both of which are water-resistant and help protect against UVA and UVB rays.

2. Rinse and repeat: If you have colored hair and you’ve already been out in the sun without any kind of safeguard, try Kérastase’s Bain Apres-Soleil shampoo ($35). It will help soften and repair sun-exposed strands. There are also several presun shampoo and conditioner products on the market that help stop damage, like Ouidad’s Sun Shield leave in conditioner ($20).

3. Cover it up: Try a pretty scarf or head wrap. Not only will it protect your hair from being penetrated by UV rays, but it will also keep you from having a French-fried scalp. Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters both have cheap floral and paisley wraps that will make a great accessory to your outfit.

4. Cut the grease: A stylist once said a great hair care tip: be wary of using too many gels, oils, and sheens prior to going out in direct sunlight. The sun can cause these products to heat up drastically, and put you at greater risk for burning and drying.

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