Protecting Your Hair & Scalp This Summer

Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is oftentimes your main concern, but what about your hair and scalp? Whether you’re walking to work, spending the day outside, or running a quick errand, you’re most likely applying sunscreen. Make it a priority to go further and apply sunscreen to your scalp and putting on a hat to further protect your hair and scalp this summer.


Why Do I Need to Protect My Hair?


Since your hair is a non-living thing, it does not burn like your skin does if it’s not shielded from the sun over long periods of time. If you don’t protect your hair from the sun, it can become extremely damaged, leaving you with dry, brittle strands. If you then take a dip in the ocean or the pool, your hair gets even drier due to the drying effects of the chlorine and salt. 




How Do I Protect My Hair?


The easiest way to protect your hair is to apply sunscreen to it, although this isn’t the first choice for many people due to the heavy, greasy feeling sunscreen can leave on your hair. Instead, opt for a wide-brimmed hat – this will not only protect your hair, scalp, and forehead, but it’s stylish, too! Tuck up any fly away pieces for additional coverage.



How Do I Protect My Scalp?


The hat you are wearing to protect your hair will also protect your scalp! If hats aren’t your thing or you don’t have one handy, applying sunscreen on the bare spots of your scalp will work, too. Always make sure your sunscreen has UVA and UVB protection and reapply throughout the day.


For more tips to protect your hair and scalp, give Bella Salon & Spa a call today at (978) 777-3717.

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