Now that the winter weather seems to have finally passed, people are gearing up for beach and pool time after winter. However, with the summer heat quickly approaching, taking care of your hair just as much as any other body part is essential.
Many love the summer sun, but studies warn of its effects on hair. Though sunlight is not directly responsible for hair loss, it causes stress on your hair and scalp that could result in hair thinning. Excessive sun, like overused hair tools, permanently damages hair.
A study in Collegium Antropologicu showed the sun damages hair shafts and follicles. Sunlight can lead to protein loss in your hair and even degrade hair pigments in your scalp. Excessive sun exposure causes significant structural impairment that you should avoid.
Besides sunlight, pool chlorine damages hair. Harmful bacteria in pool water may strip the pigment and natural oils from your hair, making it more susceptible to damage. In addition, chlorine supports oxidation in water that can often cause discoloration or weaken hair follicles altogether.
Since manufacturers don’t design sunscreens specifically for hair, you must avoid sun and pool damage as the only preventative measure. There are ways to protect your hair outdoors. For example, invest in a ball cap or a sun hat to protect your scalp before lounging on the beach. If you plan on swimming, you will also want to keep your hair up and out of the water or wear a swim cap.
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