Hair care: Protect your hair from the sun


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If sunlight clubbed with pollution can hamper your skin, imagine what it does to your hair. Harsh sunlight can suck dry the nutrients from your hair and scalp.

Then what do you do? How do you sunscreen your hair? Dr. Nipun Jain, Dermatologist with Shri Balaji Action Medical Institute shares some vital tips in hair protection that anyone can follow.

Sun reaction:

Sun rays are made up of two kinds of rays that ruin the texture of your hair. Dr. Nipun says, "UVA and UVB rays have the power to damage the hair from the outer to the inner structure of the hair. Sunlight can cause bleaching of the hair turning them white, dry, brittle or frizzy hair."

Can regular shampoos and conditioners protect your hair from the sun?

"The idea of shampoos and conditioners with SPF and lots of vitamins and minerals and other ingredients is really great, but they just aren't the best option. Anything that you rinse off your hair can not leave behind enough SPF to protect your hair from the sun." explains the doctor. Quite unfortunate since most of us depend on shampoos and conditioners for silky bouncy hair.

5 Ways to prevent hair damage from the sun:

1. Wear a wide brim hat or carry an umbrella. This covers your head and acts as a barrier from direct sunlight. If you are heading out to a ball game or other activity where you will be in the sun for a long period of time, wear a hat.

2. Put your hair in a twist or braids. The less your hair is exposed to the sun, the less it can get damaged.

3. Find styling products with built-in protection. Several lines of hair care products have SPF and other ingredients to protect your hair.

4. Remember to apply sunscreen on you scalp where you part your hair to protect it from sun damage.

5. Drink plenty of water when you are out in the sun for long periods to avoid dehydration.Read more Personal Health, Diet & Fitness stories on

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