4. Try to Avoid Exposing Hair to Extra Heat
If it’s been an especially hot and sunny day, avoid exposing your hair to extra heat by putting the hairdryer and straighteners down. (Our round-up of the best products for air-drying hair will help you here!) Or, if heat styling is a must for your look, make sure you safeguard first with EIMI Thermal Image, a protective spray that boosts shine while shielding hair from up to 220 degrees. Then, work with low-tension styles that won’t put too much stress on your hair. Think low ponies, boho braids, or simply wearing locks loose to avoid pulling and tugging fragile strands.
5. Saturate Hair with Water Before You Go Swimming
Okay, so this tip isn’t about sun protection exactly, but if you like to swim in the pool or ocean, it will be helpful on your next vacation. Before you go swimming, make sure to soak your hair with clean water (say, from the shower), so it reaches its saturation point, meaning your strands can’t absorb anything else. This makes it harder for chlorine or salt water to get in and do their damage. Is soaking hair not an option? Then try to keep your hair pinned up high and out of the water so it still stays protected.
By following these protective tips, your locks will stay glossy and nourished – come rain or shine. Keeping hair safe in the sun has never been so easy.