There are several steps that you can take to protect your skin and hair from sun exposure. The first step is to find products that contain SPF for both your skin and for your hair. There are a lot of skin care products that now include SPF. For example you can buy foundation with SPF, moisturizer with SPF, and you can buy sun block with SPF. If you are looking for an SPF product for your hair look for leave in hair conditioners.
The next step that you can take to protect your hair and skin from sun damage is to avoid going out into direct sunlight during peak sun hours. You need to avoid the sun when it is at its hottest. If you must go outside during these hours wear a hat, sun block, and try to stay in the shade as much as possible.
Finally, make sure that you are pro-active in your hair's maintenance. If you live in a sunny climate then you need to make sure that you are using hair care and skin care products that will reinforce the strength of your hair and skin and that will also protect them from daily exposure to the sun. Some of the salon treatments that you may want to consider include hot oil treatment and thermal conditioning treatments. After you have your salon treatment ask your hair stylist what products you can use to protect your hair on a daily basis and what products you can use to protect your hair and skin when you are at the beach or at the pool.
Source by Sarah Freeland