How to avoid sun damaged hair? We all naturally know how important it is to apply sunscreen to our skin during those long, hot summer days to prevent our skin from damage. But did you know the sun can also damage your hair too?
If your hair has prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, called the cuticle! Let's not forget the sun can naturally bleach or lighten your hair.
Sun damage can come in the forms of discolouration, dry and brittle strands, broken or split ends, thinning and frizzy-ness. You can always tell if your hair is damaged by seeing if it has a dry look and feel, is unmanageable and won’t hold a curl or style. Damaged hair usually dries quickly, too.
All hair types are prone to damage, no matter the colour or texture.
Your hair is particularly vulnerable to sun damage if it’s fine or coloured. That finer, lighter hair lacks the thickness or pigmentation that can protect it from the sun damage. While darker, coarser hair usually is oilier, and its thick, darker colour and oil covering help to protect it. Your hair is also more fragile and more prone to sun damage if you have thin, flat or tightly coiled hair.
The good news is that you can take precautions to protect your hair from summer heat.
We recommend trying out our wigs. Wigs are a great choice for heat damaged hair as it covers your hair and protects it from the sun whilst also using protective styles like cornrows that contribute to hair grows and healthier hair.
STEP 1. Shop our wigs here: PBeauty Hair , select a style you love! we have natural styles down to holiday pastel colours.
STEP 2. Trim (if needed) add a hair mask and light oils to your scalp and ends and cornrow your hair to lock in the moisture
STE 3. Receive your package. We ship wig caps with every order! Wig caps will go over your cornrows to help maintain your style.
STE 4. Wear our wigs with confidence knowing that your hair is moisturised and protected