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Hair Damage from The Sun

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We all know the effects that the sun can have on our skin.  When being exposed to powerful UVA and UVB rays, you likely do everything you can protect yourself. But have you ever stopped to consider the effects that the sun has on your hair? It too can get damaged just like your skin.

The Effects the Sun Has on Your Hair

Strong sun rays damage the outside layer of your hair, called the cuticle. It also weakens your hair’s protein structure, causing it to lose moisture and become dry. Elasticity is reduced, causing your hair to break or split.

Overexposure to the sun also causes your hair to become discolored, thin and frizzy. Damaged hair also doesn’t hold a curl or respond to being styled.

What Kind of Hair Is Most Vulnerable to Sun Damage?

Fine or light-colored hair is at a very high risk of damage. As is African-American hair, due to its flat and coiled shape.

Making Things Worse

A combination of the sun, wind, heat, salt water and chlorine can be disastrous on your hair.

How To Protect Your Hair

To protect your hair, go out early or late in the day when the sun isn’t directly above you.

Wear a hat, use an umbrella, tent, or some kind of shade.

Rinse and/or wash your hair thoroughly after enjoying a day out. Use a hair conditioner that is specific for your hair color and type.

Care for Your Hair

For more tips on how to take care of your hair, visit Kalos Hair Transplant in Atlanta. Dr. Stong and his helpful staff are always happy to assist you with your needs.

Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Transplant
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Atlanta, GA 30342
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