PONY-O Ponytail Holders: Summer Hair Damage,  What You Need to Know

PONY-O Ponytail Holders: Summer Hair Damage, What You Need to Know


Summer calls for outdoor adventures, soaking up the sun, and letting loose. But don't forget, while you're out there having a blast, it's essential to protect both your skin and your hair from the summer heat and sun!

In addition to potential sun damage, chlorine from pools and salt build-up from the ocean can really strip your hair of all the healthy natural oils and leave it dry, dull, and damaged.

Here’s what you need to know to keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long:

1. Protect and Prevent Against Sun Damage to Your Hair

Woman with hair up in PONY-O wearing a hat

Spending too much time under the sun can zap the life out of your hair, leaving it lackluster and prone to breakage. UV rays and heat team up to weaken your hair's protein structure, making it more prone to damage and shedding. While sunscreen is great for your skin, it can make your hair feel oily. But fear not! There are plenty of other ways to shield your hair from sun damage.

Try wearing a hat when you plan to be outside for a long period of time and style your hair in a braid or low ponytail to keep it protected under your hat. Look for products and sprays that are formulated for hair and provide sun protection.

Don’t over-wash your hair; the natural oils coat the strands and protect them, so use a little dry shampoo (check out our DIY dry shampoo blog) instead and wash less frequently! If your hair is already damaged from past sun exposure, a hair mask is a great way to give it a refresh.

2. Keep Your Hair Happy in the Pool

Woman in pool with sun hat and hair up in PONY-O
Chlorine does wonders for keeping pool water clean, but it's not so great for your hair! To steer clear of straw-like, excessively dry hair, make sure to rinse out chlorine completely right after every swim. Follow up with a nourishing conditioner to replenish moisture in your locks. Consider using a leave-in conditioner to lock in that hydration for even longer-lasting results!

Be sure to use a brush made for wet hair when combing through freshly washed locks, starting from the ends and working your way up.

If you really want to keep your hair safe from chlorine damage, wear it up and under a swim cap while in the pool. Your hair will thank you!

3. Protect Your Beachy Waves from the Beachy Waves

Woman at the beach with hair up in PONY-O

A salt spray can work wonders for adding texture and flair to your hair, but it's important not to overdo it! Exposing your hair to salt water can be extremely drying and may leave it tangled and more prone to breakage.

Because salt water strips your hair of natural oils and moisture, a mix of the tips above can help you combat the dryness!

Don’t wash your hair right before swimming in the ocean, because the natural oils will slow the drying process. After taking a dip, rinse out the salt water and condition thoroughly.

Keep That Hair Up with PONY-O!

Blonde woman with visor and hair up in white PONY-O

If you’re just relaxing in the pool or tossing a beach ball in the waves, a great way to protect your hair is to wear it up and out of the water! PONY-O is the perfect summertime hair accessory because it is waterproof, sweat proof, easy to use, completely non-damaging, and compatible with all hair types.

You can use it to style your hair in a high ponytail or top knot before swimming, and even if your hair gets wet, PONY-O won’t tug or pull on those fragile, wet locks like a traditional hair elastic would.

If you end up swimming with your hair down and won’t be able to wash it right away, PONY-O is a gentle way to put your hair up and protect it until you’re able to wash out the salt or chlorine and treat your hair with products.

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