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How to Protect Your Hair in Warm Climates (Sponsored)

Mar 30, 2016 05:22PM ● By Kalla Lily Salon & Spa

Kalla Lily Salon & Spa

The following content was provided by and sponsored by Kalla Lily Salon & Spa

This time of year, many people head off to warm climates.

Everyone welcomes the warm, tropical or dry climate. Protecting your hair in the hot climate is very important. The sun can strip the hair of its natural oils and dry heat will only intensify this problem.

Just two weeks in the sun without protection can weaken the hair cuticles, by peeling, breaking, and split ends become a problem. A weakened cuticle leaves hair vulnerable to dehydration and the color fades and bleaches. Sun exposure also encourages free radical activity in the hair shaft. The cells of the hair are damaged as the free radicals cause premature aging.

Deep conditioning treatments are vital before traveling to a hot climate, especially for chemically treated hair. However, the only way to protect your hair 100 percent is to keep it out of the sun – a hat is the best option.

Here are a few additional tips, depending on your hair type:

  • Fine Hair – Pack a gentle shampoo and a light leave in conditioner with UV protectant. A sun protectant spray or oil will help screen the hair from the sun and sea water. Reapply the spray to the hair after each dip in the water.
  • Curly Hair – Pack a gentle, moisturizing shampoo to cleanse your hair daily plus a creamy leave-in conditioner to help guard against excessive dryness. While sunbathing, apply a sun protectant spray or oil that contains a UV filter. Reapply it regularly, just as you would suntan lotion to your face and body. Also, use a good nourishing mask.
  • Frizzy Hair - This type of hair tends to be already dry and needs extra care in dry heat. Use a sun protectant spray or oil during the day and make sure to apply a rich leave in conditioner with UV protection each morning before out into the sun. Apply a hair mask at least every other day during your vacation. You can leave certain masks on overnight for an intense treatment if your hair becomes very dry. 

So when packing for your vacation, remember to pack sun protectant for your skin and your hair.

Have fun in the sun!

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