Did you know that frequent sun exposure may lighten your natural hair and fade your hair color? High-energy ultraviolet rays from the sun break down the hair's pigment molecules, altering its color. It's important to keep in mind that all hair types are sensitive to the damaging effects of ultraviolet light.
Basking in the warmth of a sunny day is one way to lighten your mood and your hair color. A helpful treatment to speed up the lightening process is to take a spray bottle, add a teaspoon of conditioner, 1oz. of lemon juice, fill a spray bottle with 2 oz. warm water, shake well and spray over the outer part of the hair (where the sun kisses the hair). Lay out in the sun for a few minutes. Repeat daily as needed to reach the desired lightness to the hair. As such, reducing the amount of time spent in the sun is important for everyone's overall hair health.
When finished laying out, rinse the hair. Give your hair a deep conditioning treatment and style as usual. Enjoy your sun kissed highlights! When returning back to your stylist, inform them of your time in the sun.