How to Protect Treated Hair from Sun, Salt Water and Chlorine

In the Philippines, we enjoy an endless summer. The inviting sun, the cool splash of the pool, the soothing saltwater from our beautiful beaches - these are things many of us cannot resist. However, they can spell disaster for those with color-treated, rebonded, bleached, or straightened hair. Sun exposure, chlorine in swimming pools, and salt water can cause significant damage to treated hair. So how do we safeguard our precious locks from these elements? Read on for a comprehensive hair care routine and the best aftercare products from

 How to Protect Treated Hair from Sun, Salt Water and Chlorine - HairMNL

Sun Damage and Hair Protection

The sun's UV rays can cause significant harm to treated hair, and they can fade color, dry out the strands, and make your hair more susceptible to damage. Protecting your hair from sun damage is paramount, especially for those who spend much time outdoors.

The AVEDA Sun Care Protective Hair Veil on HairMNL is an excellent product for this. This water-proof leave-on spray is formulated with anti-UV-A and UV-B filters that help protect hair from the drying and damaging effects of the sun.

AVEDA Sun Care Protective Hair Veil - HairMNL
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Another option is the Revlon Equave Sun Protector Detangling Conditioner which also contains UV filters to protect the hair against sun exposure. This leave-in conditioner provides shine, moisture and nourishment to your hair. 

Revlon Equave Sun Protector Detangling Conditioner - HairMNL
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Salt Water and Chlorine Effects

Both salt water and chlorine can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, brittle, and susceptible to damage. Saltwater can also fade color-treated hair, while chlorine can discolor it, often giving it a greenish tint.

Before taking a dip, it's beneficial to apply a protective product. The Davines SU Hair Milk is an ideal choice. This leave-on spray is formulated with anti-UV-A and UV-B filters that shield your hair from harmful sun rays. It conditions the hair, providing softness, hydration, and shine.

After going for a swim, use a gentle cleanser to rinse out salt water and chlorine which can cause hair to become dry and brittle. The Davines SU Hair & Body Wash provides post-sun exposure gentle cleansing to keep hair hydrated and soft.

Davines SU Travel-Size Multi-Benefit Shampoo & Hair Milk Duo - HairMNL
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Another option is the AVEDA Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, a color-safe cleanser that removes any build up while maintaining hair's moisture balance.

AVEDA Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser - HairMNL

Taking Care of Treated Hair

Whether you have colored, bleached, rebonded, or straightened hair, taking care of your treated hair is essential to maintain its health and shine.

Sulfate-free Shampoo and Conditioner

Sulfates can strip away natural oils and fade color. Using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner like the Kérastase Chroma Absolu Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner can extend your color's life and preserve the effects of your rebonding or straightening treatment.

Kérastase Chroma Absolu Sulfate-Free Shampoo & Conditioner - HairMNL
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Regular Conditioning

Regular treatment can keep your hair hydrated and protect it from environmental damage. The Davines Nourishing Hair Building Pak (P1,800) is a superb treatment that can restore your hair's natural shine and smoothness.

Davines Nourishing Hair Building Pak - HairMNL
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Heat Protection

If you use heat styling tools, always use a heat protectant. The Davines OI All in One Milk (from P1,195) provides heat protection, detangles, and adds shine.

Davines OI All in One Milk - HairMNL

Protect Your Locks from Sun, Salt Water, and Chlorine with HairMNL

With the proper hair care routine and products, you can enjoy the sun, sea, and pool without worrying about your treated hair. offers a wide range of products to help you protect your locks from these elements. Remember, protection and care are key to maintaining beautiful, healthy hair.

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