Summer Sun Protection and Care for Natural Hair

Summer is in full swing! Naturals everywhere are attending pool parties, headed to the beach, hitting festivals, and traveling to tropical destinations. With so much fun going on, how to protect natural hair from sun, sand, and chlorine protection is a concern. With these 4 tips and product picks, you can enjoy long summer nights at the beach and by the pool without putting your tresses in danger.

Here are 4 ways to prevent sun, sea, and pool damage to natural hair:

Headed To the pool? Pre-soak.

If your summer plans include spending time pool side (girl, jump in!), chlorine is a definite concern. While chlorine is great for keeping pools nice and clean, it tends to dry out natural hair. To keep your hair from soaking up chlorine-laden pool water, you’ll need to moisturize it first. Soak your hair thoroughly with water and coat with a generous amount of Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner.

With your strands full of water and protected with a moisturizing layer of Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner, your hair is far less likely to soak up chlorine.


Spray for a sunny beach day

Although hair doesn’t “sunburn” like skin, UV damage and sun overexposure does happen. It shows up in the form of discoloration, fading, dryness, and lack of elasticity. To help ward off damage from a day in the sun, lightly mist your hair with Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist. The Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist contains avocado and sweet almond oils, which both contain natural SPF (sun protection factor) to shield strands from UV rays.

Pre-poo after a swim

After you’ve spent the day splashing around in the pool (or the ocean), one of the first things you want to do when you get home is begin the process of removing any chlorine that might have gotten into your hair and on your scalp. Because pool and sea water leave the hair dry and tangled, start wash day with Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner as a pre-shampoo treatment to detangle, impart intense moisture, and make the removal of those drying elements easier.

Co-Wash after sun exposure

Hanging out in dry heat and direct sunlight is no joke for natural hair. All day sun exposure can leave curls feeling dry, crispy, and brittle. To offset the lack of elasticity and dryness, restore moisture with the Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash. The Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash forms a nourishing layer of moisture over the strands, allowing tangles and knots to glide through fingers or a comb. It also gently cleanses and hydrates while restoring elasticity to prevent breakage and damage from direct sun exposure.

In all cases, remember to always shampoo and condition your tresses following a fun day in the sun to remove all traces of dryness and damage. Enjoy the rest of the summer – protective styling season is right around the corner!

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