We spend a lot of time in the sun during the summer. With that said, we always use sunscreen as a skin protectant from the sun forgetting that our hair need sun protection too. If you spend too much time outside you can experience frizz, split ends, and even weaken the fiber context of your hair leaving you with weak strands. Choosing the best methods to protect your hair from the sun can aid in keeping your hair healthy. Here are a few suggestions…
Wear a Hat
A hat is an inexpensive and it will protect your hair the most if you are spending a long period of time outside in direct sunlight. And these days you can purchase a hat with UV/UVA protection.
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Eat Fruits and Veggies
Increase your vegetable and fruit intake. Try vegetables that are high in beta carotene, such as carrots, sweet bell peppers, and sweet potatoes. These foods can aid in sun protection because these antioxidants are more resistant to sun exposure.
Most hair gels have UV/UVA (Ultraviolet A) rays protection. The gel will create a protective barrier over your hair blocking the UV/UVA rays. If you are not a fan of gel, you can always use a mousse that has UV/UVA protection properties.
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