Posted on July 24 2019
You're having a great time boating, swimming, hiking and other things that the longer days and hotter weather calls you to do, but don't forget about protecting your hair from the sun’s harmful Ultra Violet rays!
If you’ve ever experienced a sunburn then you know the importance of protecting your skin with sunscreen but did you know you should be doing the same for your hair? Just as your skin burns with over exposure your human hair wigs and extensions will too while you’re enjoying water play, soaking up the warmth of the sun or riding with the convertible top down.
When your skin burns it gets darker, when your hair burns the opposite happens. Why? UV exposure cause the hair shaft to swell, when this happens, the pigmentation disperses through it giving your hair a sun kissed look.
Although the look of natural highlights may be pretty at first glance what’s going to happen to your hair next is actually pretty awful. Over exposed hair will become brittle and frizzy and once it gets to this point the only way to fix it is to cut it away.
Also, if you’re used to heat styling your hair, the humidity some regions experience will make maintaining sleek looks impossible for those with curly wigs and extensions. Also, because it’s hot you’re likely to put your hair in ponytails more often which causes breakage at the point of friction.
What can you do to protect your hair?
To prevent sun damage there are a few options.
Wear sunscreen made for hair, if you don’t have any you can use regular sunscreen. It’s better for your hair to look a little greasy and be protected than the alternative.
Wear a hat.
Alternate where you secure your ponytail so that one area is not subjected to too much stress and use a bungee or soft cloth hair tie. By all means stay away from office rubber bands and pony tail holders with metal.
Summer is a great time to give your hair a vacation from styling tools by embracing your natural hair, wearing braids, experimenting with short haircuts, and showing off your beautiful bald head.