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Hats for Sun Protection

Chances are your hairdresser has warned you to wear a hat when you will be spending time in the sun, especially if you use haircolor on your hair. Extended exposure to the sun can cause dry brittle hair and faded color. In addition, the sun can cause damage to your scalp, resulting in sun burn and dryness. The best way to avoid damage by the sun's rays is by wearing a hat.

With so many hats on the market, what kind is best?

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Straw hats are great looks for summer. They are stylish and comfortable to wear. This hat covers all of her hair but the openings in the weave will allow the sun's rays to penetrate and cause UV damage. Closely woven straw is a better choice.

Outdoor Research Helios Sun Hat

This hat is an excellent choice for sun protection. The lightweight SolarShield fabric features a 50+ UPF rating. It keeps out damaging rays and has a large brim so that all of the hair can be safely tucked in.


Basic Chino Twill Cap, Chocolate, One Size

A ball cap is fun and perfect for casual style, but as you see here, longer hair is exposed to the elements. A very popular style for a ball cap is to put your hair into a ponytail and pull it through the hole in the back of the cap. While covering the top of your hair and protecting your scalp, it allows the ponytail to be exposed and risk damage. So if you are worried about sun bleached or brittle ends, tuck your ponytail in!


I know that it isn't always convenient to wear a hat and sometimes it just isn't comfortable.
Apply Nioxin Treatment to protect your scalp and your hair from sun damage. For best results
use it everday whether you are outside or not and wear a hat when you know you will be in the sun for an extended amount of time.

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