Hair that has spent the day in the sun damages faster than any other hair type. The sun dries and damages the hair more when hair is wet than when hair is dry. For this reason, it is recommended that you dry your hair before you go out in the sun. Unfortunately, no product can protect your hair when you’ve got a lot of sun on your hair.
Although putting a hat on and wrapping your hair is aatraway done for protection, it won’t protect your hair from everything. Whether it’s a hat that is too small or wraps so tightly, too much protection won’t help your hair. Here are a few ways to protect your hair from sun damage.
- Let Your Hair Dry Completely
When you’re finished with the shampoo in the shower, towel your hair dry. The less time your hair has to be exposed to the sun before it dries, the less likely your hair will be to become damaged.
- Don’t Combing Your Hair
When combing your hair, use a wide-tooth comb – this is one kind of comb that won’t break hair. Regardless of what type of comb you use, don’t use a comb that has plastic combs in it. Instead, use a comb that has natural bristles. If your hair is dry, use a shampoo with moisturizing ingredients. If your hair is curly, use a shampoo that will help keep it curly.
- Shampoo Carefully
If you’re going to be staying in your house a lot, make sure that you wash your hair a lot before you leave. This will save you a lot of stress as to how tightly your hair is wrung. Try to wring your hair until it sounds like elastic band snap, then use a shampoo that will help prevent breakage.
- Combing Wet Hair
Wet hair is very delicate, and handling it with rough fingers can damage the strands. Instead of combing your hair, just use a towel to dry it. Pat the towel dry, then use a brush to straighten the strands. If you’re redhead who uses a comb, redheads should use a brush made of natural bristles. If you’re not redhead and you use a brush, be sure to apply a heat protection spray or gel on the hair brush to protect the strands from heat damage. You can also apply hot oil on your hairbrush to enhance the condition of your hair.
- Using Hair Spray In Hot Choir
When the temperature is getting close to acceptable, remove the nozzle from the bottle, and apply a coat of heat protection spray to the hair. The spray protects the hair strands against heat, and also helps keep your hair from drying faster. If you want to have more control on how much heat you will be exposing your hair to, you can use a hot oil treatment for your hair before you use the flat iron. No matter what the temperature is, use hair protection spray when it is in contact with the hair, to manage and protect it from damage caused by heat.
- Setting the Right temperature
When using flat iron on your hair, be sure to use a high quality flat iron, especially if you have curly hair. If your hair is fine, you should use a thin-flat iron. Also, be sure to adjust the temperature to accommodate the texture of your hair. Dry your hair in the towel after using the iron, to avoid it from drying out.
- Using the Right Iron Material
Choosing the right iron material is a function of your hair type. Check the temperature and quality of the iron that is suitable for your hair; human hair irons, titanium, ceramic, and tourmaline flat irons are some of the choices. Professionals, however, tend to use titanium irons, because they produce a higher quality, softer, and less fragile straight hair.
In summary, be careful in choosing the brand of flat iron and the material of the iron. If you have problematic hair, you should consult the expert before you use any product against it, because wrong choice can damage your hair.