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Summer Sun Protection: Hair

Summer Sun Protection: Hair

At this point in the summer, we’re all busy slathering on SPF to prevent the free radical damage and health risks associated with extended periods of sun exposure. In doing so, though, we may have neglected another important step: sun protection for hair.

Prolonged sun exposure can zap hair of its natural moisture, leaving it dry, dull and more susceptible to frizz and breakage. Not exactly the care-free summer look we had in mind. Try these tips and best-selling products from to add hair protection to your routine and keep tresses gorgeous and healthy all summer long.

When it comes to hair protection, nothing beats the on-the-go convenience of a spray-in product. With Rene Furterer SUN CARE Protective Summer Fluid KPF 90, you can block 90% of damaging UV rays. The water-resistant formula provides all-day sun protection for hair. Spritz a little in your damp or dry locks when you apply your other sunscreen products to make it a breezy part of your routine. Also, since you can’t have healthy hair without a healthy scalp, consider wearing a hat as an added barrier against UVA and UVB rays.

After spending time in the sun, you’ll need to switch up your products and nourish your hair with a little extra moisture. First, avoid shampooing every day. Excessive shampooing can further strip the hair of its natural oils, creating dry, brittle locks. How often you’ll need to shampoo will depend upon your hair type and activity level, but when you do, pick up Rene Furterer SUN CARE Repairing After Sun Shampoo. This shampoo will gently remove impurities and restore tired locks. The rich lather adds extra moisture and helps your hair begin its natural repair process.

Though there’s no need to shampoo every day, consider conditioning every day to ensure that your hair stays hydrated. Use your favorite lightweight conditioner and rinse well to prevent hair from becoming weighed down and unmanageable. Once a week, add a deep conditioning mask to your routine to help restructure hair that’s been exposed to the sun. The Rene Furterer SUN CARE Repairing After Sun Mask will instantly detangle your tresses and leave them soft, supple and nourished.

What do you do to keep hair beautiful in the summer? Let us know in the comments section.

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