There’s nothing like spending lots of quality time outdoors when the weather finally gets nice after a cold, harsh winter. Sadly, many sunshine-related activities aren’t very good for your hair. Just like when your skin is exposed to the elements, your hair can also start to show the effects of exposure. Here’s how to protect your hair from unnecessary damage that can result from your favourite sunny weather activities:
Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage
Your hair can be damaged by UV rays just like your skin, but you can take measures to protect it. Beyond the obvious such as wearing one of those big brimmed hats that are so hot right now, or getting creative with your scarf tying (try these: 10 Different Ways to Tie a Scarf in Your Hair), you can also reach for hair products that contain UV protection. We have several suggestions in this post: How to Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage.
Protect Your Hair From Salt Water or Chlorine
Swimming in chlorinated or salty water often can be damaging to natural hair, but if your hair is relaxed, coloured or otherwise chemically processed, it can be especially damaging. Aside from preventing your hair from getting wet or wearing a swim cap, you can protect your hair before you swim so you don’t have to miss out on all the fun. Try these tips: How to Protect Relaxed Hair While Swimming.
Protect Your Hair From Over-styling
Since the weather is nice, you’ll be getting out of the house a lot more, and that means you’re probably styling your hair a lot more using your heat styling tools. No matter the time of year, it’s always smart to use a styling product that’s formulated to protect your hair from the effects of heat styling. We like Biotop Professional’s 911 Quinoa All In One, which contains UV filters and heat-guarding ingredients! Bonus: You can get it right here at Studio 86!
De-frizz With a Keratin Treatment
When the weather gets warmer, our keratin treatment bookings at Studio 86 tend to fill up. That’s because our Peter Coppola Keratin Concept not only fights humidity-related frizz, but it also makes for quicker and easier styling. You can literally wash and wear pretty, beachy waves for up to 6 months! Learn more about this treatment here: Peter Coppola Keratin Concept Smoothing Treatment.
Don’t forget your scalp!
The delicate skin on your scalp also needs to be protected from the elements. After all, a healthy scalp equals healthy hair! Our stylists can recommend a good scalp-friendly sunscreen product, or you can just dab a little of your regular sunscreen on your part in a pinch.
If your hair is feeling the effects of warm weather activities, you can also come into Studio 86 salon to get a deep conditioning treatment. We offer several options for different needs and price ranges. Book your appointment today!