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How to Use Scarves to Protect Your Natural Hair This Summer

2017-07-11T10:30:24+00:00 By |

Summer can be hard on natural hair. Regular swimming can dry out strands and cause breakage, while UV rays can bleach dark locks. Plus, going from air-conditioned buildings out into the hot sun can also stress your hair. While protective styles can help your hair avoid damage during the summer months, scarves are unique hair accessories that allow you to create physical barriers between your strands and common hair hazards. Below are several ways to incorporate scarves into your summer hair care routine. Protect Hair From Hat Damage Hats will protect your hair and face from punishing UV rays, but they can also leach moisture from your hair and cause breakage. Therefore, if you want to wear cute hats this summer, consider using a beautiful scarf to cover your hair completely underneath the hat. A thin silk cap is the perfect barrier between a beautiful sun hat and your delicate strands. Use a solid-colored cap to let your hat take center stage, or use a brightly patterned scarf to add a hint of color to an otherwise simple outfit. Condition Your Hair All Day Long Summer moisture loss, which causes split ends and frizzy hair, can also lead to hair breakage. Even if you're using a daily conditioner, you may need to soak your strands in a heavy hair mask to protect against further deterioration. Rather than waiting for some time at home to pamper your hair, sneak in a deep conditioning treatment by coating your hair with your favorite product and wearing a scarf over it. Prevent UV Color Damage Both natural and color-treated hair is subject to bleaching and brassiness caused by repeated exposure to the sun. A UV-protective serum will act as [...]