Sunny Day Safeguards: UV Hair Protection and More

Summer means a lot of extra time in the sun, but this can wreak havoc on your scalp and hair. The sun can dry it out and cause damage from roots to ends. And anyone who has ever burned their scalp knows that it’s bound to peel—and then it looks like a bad case of dandruff. Who wants to deal with that?

Fortunately, with a few protective measures, you can defend your hair and scalp from sun damage and still enjoy a sunny day at the beach.

Start with the basics
Shampoo and conditioner are your first level of defense against the sun. If you have color-treated locks, you want to protect that color early and often. Products like the Paul Mitchell Color Protect Daily Shampoo and Conditioner lock in moisture and have built-in UVA and UVB protection to help prevent color from fading.
And for those who suffer from dry scalp, start a daily regimen of moisture protection so that your hair doesn’t go from dry to dryer when you head outside. Nioxin’s #4 Scalp Teatment controls moisture balance and helps restore scalp skin and hair.

Don’t sacrifice style for function
American Crew Medium Hold Spray Gel actually contains sunscreen to protect hair from UV damage. It's perfect for getting a summer style you'll love, along with the sun protection coverage you need.

Wear a hat
The best way to protect your scalp and hair? Avoiding the sun’s direct rays. If you’re spending extended time in the sun, throw on a floppy straw hat. It will shield your scalp (and the sensitive skin on your face) from getting burnt. And it just so happens that sun hats are very in-vogue this summer. Win-win.
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