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Self-care routines are trending for a reason. Taking care of your mental and physical well-being is important! If you’ve recently started a skincare regimen and are using SPF daily, you know how crucial it is to protect your skin from the danger of UV rays. Did you know the same applies to your hair? Yes, your hair can suffer from sun damage, and it can lead to breaking, thinning, frizz, dryness, and discoloration. Not the words anyone wants to hear when it comes to their hair! If you want to add hair protection to your list of self-care tasks, read more in our mini-guide to sun damage prevention.

Wear Sun Protection – One of the first things you need to do to prevent sun damage to your hair is wear sun protection. This can be done simply and without applying anything to your hair. You can achieve the first step in prevention by wearing a hat or wrapping your head in a scarf to keep your hair and scalp safe. 

Use SPF Hair Treatments – When you apply your sunscreen every day, you should also be applying protectant for your hair. A haircare professional can recommend SPF hair treatments to protect your hair. They may recommend a hair mist, leave in conditioner, hair oil, or hair primer depending on what kind of formulas work with your hair type. If you’re unsure about what would work best for your hair, your hair stylist is the best person to help you find the perfect sun damage prevention product.

Monitor Your Scalp Health – Did you know that your scalp can get damaged by UV rays? Unfortunately, it can! It’s important to monitor your scalp health and be aware of symptoms of sunburn. If you have a sunburned scalp, you may experience issues with dry, brittle hair, peeling, excessive itching, and soreness. Address these and similar issues with your hair stylist and they can suggest the right routine for your scalp treatment. 

Stay Hydrated – It’s important to stay hydrated for both your body and your scalp. You should drink more water for your physical health but for your scalp health too. This will help replenish any dryness you might experience. This advice also applies to keeping your hair hydrated with the proper moisture-locking products such as leave-in conditioner, hair masks, and hair oils. 

Sun damage is serious but easily preventable. With the help of the professionals at Salon Artigiano, you can apply different treatments for sun damage prevention with our exclusive professional line of products such OLAPLEX & MILK SHAKE that are just right for your hair type. 

If you’re interested in booking an appointment with the professionals at Salon Artigiano, call us at 609-581-6600 or send us a message.