#1 Wear a hat

How To Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage-Wear a hat

If you’ve noticed, hair thinning usually starts at the crown of the head and the biggest contributing factor is its direct exposure to the sun. The safest way to protect your tresses is to stay out of the sun, but if you’re enjoying a day out at the beach, wear a hat to protect hair and scalp against UV damage.

#2 Apply sunscreen for your hair

How To Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage-Sunscreen for hair
From left: Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil, $52.90 (125 ml), Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $50 (100 ml)

Exposure to UV ray leads hair to moisture loss and lightening. Besides staying out of the sun, you can also give hair an extra veil of protection with sunscreen. They’re usually oil based so they spread better, but do take care not to use too much or it will weigh your hair down.

#3 Restore moisture with proper hair care

Hair Moisturising Products for Dry Damaged Hair
From left: Original & Mineral No Knott Conditioning Detangler, S$38 (250 ml), Sachuajuan Intensive Hair Oil, S$52 (50 ml), Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask, S$42 (175 ml), Original & Mineral Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque, S$50 (250 ml)

If you hair has been subjected to wind, sun and sea during the day, you can be sure that it’ll be a tangled mess by the end of it. Apply hair serum, leave-in treatment or hair oil before you head out to reduce moisture loss.

However, if your hair is too tangled to wash, apply conditioner to untangle it first. Be gentle and don’t tug at it when it’s wet. Don’t forget to apply a hydrating hair mask to restore its moisture.

#4 Braid your hair

How To Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage-Braid

If your hair is long enough, it’ll be a good idea would be to braid your hair, especially if you plan on going into the sea. Sea water can dry your hair out, and when subjected to the wind, will tangle up your tresses and give you a hard time washing and brushing it out later on.