Vibrant colors, snow cones, sandals, beaches or in my case creeks/rivers and lots of sun! Those are a few thoughts that come to mind when we think about summer. For me, summer comes a lot more often. Living in South America, which is closer to the equator, it’s hot more than 80% of the year and thus calls for a lot of moisturizing, deep conditioning and protection of my hair from the sun’s rays.
While it’s nice to enjoy the sun, over exposure can lead to melasma which is a dark discoloration to the skin and weak, dry, brittle hair. Most people apply a lot of sun screen to their skin if they plan on being in the sun for long periods but how many of us remember to protect our hair and scalp? I’ve never been one to protect my hair much from the sun until I started incorporating colors into my hair regime. And as of late, I’ve learnt how to pay special attention to the damaging effects the sun can have on my tresses. Within the pages of this article are some quick tips and info to help keep your hair healthy during the summer when the sun’s rays threaten the health of your locs.