Face, body and eyes; when it comes to sun protection, there are certain areas that you never forget to shield from harmful UV rays. What could you be forgetting, however? Your head takes on the lion’s share of sunlight and while you might wear a hat from time to time, there are a number of other ways that you can take care of your hair and scalp during the summer. Protection starts from head to toe, so make sure you follow these steps and shield off any lasting damage.
- Wear A Hat
The most simple way to protect your hair and scalp is to cover up with a hat. Lightweight varieties will keep you cool while shielding against potentially harmful UV rays that can hit your while you’re out and about. You can choose a hat that covers all of your hair to prevent any lasting damage or, if you know you’re going to be outside all day, simply tuck your hair inside. Easy!
- Moisturize Your Hair
Hair damage doesn’t just come about as a result of UV rays, however. The heat from the sun can play serious havoc with your mane, leading to dryness, frizziness and split ends. To protect your locks from the damage of too much heat, try investing in a moisturizing hair mask or protecting sun sprays. Loading up on moisture before you go out can save your hair from a great deal of problems and keep things looking shiny throughout the whole season!
- Cover Your Parting
Your scalp is often exposed to strong sunlight throughout summer and like any other part of your skin, it can easily burn and damage. One effective way of protecting it is to part your hair so as to cover any exposed skin. Slicking your hair back of wearing it in a ponytail can help to cover your skin and keep your scalp protected.
- Apply Sunscreen
If you’re going to be at the beach all day long, think of your scalp. Massaging in a little sunscreen to the areas of your head that receive the most sunlight can help to protect it from UV rays and cut down on burning. Try buying a water resistant formula and applying it throughout the day. Your scalp will thank you for it later!