Model-Worthy Summer Sun Care for Your Hair

By Fabiana Santana of

Need some beauty tips for your hair? As we embark on the dog days of summer, many of us single women are vowing to keep our skin shielded from damaging UV rays with SPFs higher than our salary and stocking up on the creams to do so. Good thinking! But even better thinking? Keeping your hair healthy as well. Of course a hat will always do the trick to protect your tresses from the torture of the sun, but sometimes letting your hair down at the beach like models Miranda, Alessandra, and Karolina is much more fun. We’ve got you covered with a list of products that you can incorporate into your weekly routine that will help maintain your model-like mane all season long, so that come August you’ll be sporting a butter-soft bob instead of a frail, bristle-like do.

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If you want beautiful, clean hair like Miranda Kerr’s marvelous mane, start with a purifying, detox shampoo.
What is it? A gentle daily purifying shampoo with botanicals will help moisturize and gently detoxify hair, so it’s left shiny, soft, and free of chlorine, residue, and impurities.
Usage: Apply on wet hair and work into a creamy lather. Rinse.

alessandraSTEP 2: PROTECT
For strong and resilient hair like Alessandra Ambrosio’s, use Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil.
What is it? A lightweight, water-resistant, UV-defense spray that provides invisible protection from sun exposure for up to 16 hours and prevents color fading and dryness. UVA/UVB inhibitors naturally derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils help protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun. Think of it as SPF for your hair.  Plus certified organic shea butter and coconut and palm oils condition and detangle without weighing hair down.
Usage: Spray on dry or damp hair before and during sun exposure and style as usual. Remember to reapply after swimming.karolina

For full-bodied, vibrant hair like Karolina Kurkova’s, defend against the elements with a replenishing after-sun treatment masque.
What is it? An intensive cream masque that moisturizes and restores sun-exposed hair.
Usage: Towel off damp hair and then generously slather the gel into your hair, using a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute. Leave it on for five minutes and then rinse.

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