We often neglect how much sun exposure can damage our hair. While just regular sun exposure is not too bad, prolonged exposure (like when you’re at the beach!) can hurt our hair a lot. But how exactly do we know if we have sun-damaged hair?
Dry, brittle hair is one of the consequences of constant sun exposure. The sun dries out your hair and scalp, causing dryness. Aside from the obvious (dry hair and scalp), the sun also cause breakage which further leads to dry, brittle hair.
Another sign of dry hair? You’ll notice after showering that your hair is hard to comb or not as soft as usual. This is a key sign that moisture in your hair has been lost from sun exposure causing damage to the strands of your hair and making it harder to comb.
2. Split Ends
Split ends are a direct result of dry, damaged hair. Constant sun exposure damages the hair, making it weak and brittle. Damage to the hair shaft can be seen in the uneven ends, a cause of split ends.
3. Colour Fading
If your hair has been treated with colour services, UV rays from the sun can also cause fading or unwanted tones in your hair. As mentioned, the sun dries out your hair, which can cause it to lose its colour. Fading or brassy tones are most visible in bleached hair, which tends to lose its colour faster than natural hair.
Now that you know the signs, the next question is, how do you treat your hair after sun damage? Just read the tips below.
1. Weekly Care Routine
Just because you have sun-damaged hair doesn’t mean you have to be deprived of a good hair care routine!
Just make sure that you include hair masks and conditioners in your weekly hair care routine. These will provide necessary nutrients to the hair to help it recover from sun damage.
2. Don’t Shampoo Too Much
Shampoo helps remove the dirt and oil in our hair, but too much will strip away the natural oils that our hair needs.
When you have sun-damaged hair, it’s best to shampoo no more than once a week to prevent your scalp from drying.
It’s best to use a mild shampoo as it doesn’t strip as much moisture from your hair as other shampoos.
3. Get a Haircut
Dry, brittle hair will often break easily. If you have this problem, we recommend a visit to your stylist for a quick trim. Getting a haircut every few months to remove the weak, broken ends will make a world of difference
4. Get A Professional Hair Treatment
Consider investing in a professional hair treatment like K18PEPTIDE™ to help nourish your hair and reverse the damage. Our K18Peptide™ mask is able to restore moisture, natural shine, and elasticity to damaged hair.
Sun-damaged hair is a problem that many of us don’t pay attention to until it’s too late. Now that you know the signs of damaged hair, you can be sure to prevent it from happening. So what are you waiting for? Just remember, protect your hair from the sun to prevent dry, brittle hair.If you are seeking hair treatment in Australia, you can purchase K18 hair treatment from us! The K18Peptide™ reverses hair damage in just 4 minutes, providing care like no other hair product. Contact us to learn more.