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How to protect your hair during a heatwave!

Updated: Aug 4, 2022

Have you noticed your hair has experienced colour fade, dryness and brittleness? Noticed more split ends and frizziness? Well did you know this could all be down to the sun! Extended sun exposure allows the UV rays to damage the hair cuticle (the outer layer of your hair) causing multiple hair problems. Sun-damaged hair will feel rough and dry but will also look dull and lack shine.

Does this sound like you? Then keep on reading! Here are 5 easy ways to protect your hair from the damaging sun during a heatwave.

  1. A physical barrier.

This one seems like a no brainer - but wearing a cap, sun hat or even a bandana in the sun will help to protect your hair from the damaging sun rays.

Here's a few of our faves:

Beige Oversized Woven Fedora | Accessories | PrettyLittleThing

Cream Satin Headscarf | Accessories | Hair accessories | I SAW IT FIRST

Cream Oversized Frayed Edge Sun Hat | PrettyLittleThing

2. SPF

I know it sounds crazy - but you should be wearing a scalp and hair spf just like you would with your skin! Your scalp can easily burn in the sun especially if you are wearing it with a definite parting. Remember - just because your hair doesn't burn like your skin would doesn't mean you should skip the spf as sun damaged hair is irreversible. Look out for spf with UVA and UVB protection! We recommend:

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil 100ml - Feelunique

L'Oréal Professionnel | Serie Expert | Solar Sublime UV Filter Spray | For Sun Damaged Hair | 125 ml : Beauty

Wella invigo sun uv protection spray 150 ml : Beauty

3. Protective Styles

These will be your best friend on those sunny days! Not only do they keep your hair up out of the way keeping you cool but they also protect your hair from full sun exposure and prevent your hair tangling.

Some of our fave protective styles are:

  • Dutch/french braids

  • Low twisted bun

  • Claw clip styles

4. Hair masks

Regular hair masks will help to nourish your hair keeping it in good condition. Sun damaged hair often feels dry so a moisturizing hair mask can help improve the look and feel of your locks. Look out for ingredients such as honey, avocado oil and shea butter for some extra hydrating benefits.

5. Heat Styling

Excessive heat styling is proven to damage your hairs cuticle and the inner structure of your hair, pair this with sun exposure and you have a recipe for hair damage. Limiting heated styling especially when you are exposed to high heat and UV from the sun will improve your hairs condition drastically.

For heatless styling inspiration, tutorials and FREE hair care tips check out:

Instagram - @loxieshairwear

TikTok - @loxieshairwear

Pinterest - @loxieshairwear

Always remember to stay hydrated and don't stay out in the sun too long!

Ellie x

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