How to Protect your hair from Fading, Frizz, and Damage!

How to Protect your hair from Fading, Frizz, and Damage!

Everywhere you look during the summer months people are trying to protect their skin the harmful rays of the sun. SPFs, umbrellas, sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing are common ways to protect your skin. But what about your hair? Hats will help, but here is a little more information about how the sun rays can affect your hair, how to protect it, and how to keep it looking good in the hot humid weather.

The sun’s rays act very much like hair lightener on hair. Lightener reacts with the melanin in hair and removes the color in an irreversible chemical reaction. This can also damage the hair’s cuticle and protein, which is called keratin.

Signs of sun damage to your hair include discoloration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizziness. Damaged hair has a dry look and feel. Damaged hair also is unmanageable and won’t hold a curl or style. Usually, damaged hair dries quickly. Hot tools, hair color, and chlorinated water can also make your hair more susceptible to the stress of the sun.

 

The good news is there are many ways to protect your hair from the sun and ways to treat the damage that has been done. (And keep it looking good all at once!)

  • Keep the Moisture In: Sun exposure, salt water, and sweat can pull moisture from your strands, leaving them dry and prone to breakage. To avoid this try wearing a hat when you know you will be exposed to the sun for a long amount of time. Create extra protection by using one of our suggested products that locks in moisture and has UV protection.

PRODUCTS FOR BREAKAGE- KMS Moist Repair Anti-Breakage Spray, Kerasilk Reconstruct Restorative Bond, Redken Anti-Snap

PRODUCTS FOR UV PROTECTION & MOISTURE- Goldwell Dual Senses Serum Sprays, Kerasilk Color Blow Dry Spray, Pureology Color Fanatic

  • Beat the Frizz: The best way to combat frizzy hair is locking out the humidity. Think of humidity as Miracle Gro for hair; when the humid weather hits your hair just gets bigger and frizzier. Try our frizz fighters listed below!

PRODUCTS FOR FRIZZ CONTROL- KMS Tame Frizz Line, Kerasilk Control Line

  • Dry Your Hair With Care: Constant blow drying and use of hot tools can dry out your hair and cause breakage. Definitely apply one of our heat protector products to create a barrier over the hair so it doesn’t burn. If possible, let it air dry some days! We have some great products for wavy and curly hair to add texture and define curls.

Have straight or wavy hair? After cleansing hair, blot it with a towel, then                     finger-comb to keep your wave/curl pattern in place. Then, scrunch up strands to avoid losing natural texture. Lastly, apply a styling cream or sea salt spray for beachy waves.

PRODUCTS FOR WAVES- KMS Sea Salt Spray, DevaCurl  Arc Angel Gel

If your hair is curly we suggest combing  with a wide-tooth comb while it’s soaking wet, then squeeze—don’t rub—with your towel. Then apply a gel or curl cream. Use your hands to separate curls once the hair is completely dry to avoid creating frizz.

PRODUCTS FOR CURLS- DevaCurl Super Cream or Light Gel, Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl

 

  • Keep it Looking Fresh: Our secret- our favorite dry shampoo, KMS Makeover Spray! Spray in short bursts at the root where it tends to look greasy. Then manipulate into the hair with a brush. Style as usual. (Be sure to pick up a travel size to throw in your beach bag).

These are just a few of our favorite products, we carry too many great ones to list them all. We encourage you to ask your stylist which product will work best for you! Have a wonderful & safe summer!

 

 

 


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