Does Tanning Affect Your Hair?

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Spring is finally here and the weather seems to be getting warmer and warmer by the minute. We’re sure that you’ve been preparing for some fun in the sun by keeping your perfect tan with us at Beach House Tan. With all that tanning, though, many people have been asking us questions like, “Does tanning affect my hair?” In today’s blog, we talk about the effects tanning both indoor and outdoor can have on your hair! Keep reading to learn more about UV rays and your hair and contact our tanning salon today to start your tanning membership!

UV Can Dry Out Hair

UV rays, whether they come from the tanning booth at our tanning salon or the sun itself, have a tendency to dry out hair. Too much of anything can be a bad thing. Not only can you develop a sunburn from too much UV exposure, but you can also dry out your hair. We all know how frustrating dry hair can be. Besides being a pain, dry hair has a hard time absorbing as many nutrients and lacks the moisture it needs to have its typical sheen. While the tanning salon can help you find your perfect shade, it’s important to make sure that you are taking precautions to protect your hair if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun or tanning booth. We’ll discuss some ways to protect your hair a little later in this blog.

UV Can Fade Dyed Hair

Another factor to be aware of while tanning in the tanning salon or outdoors is that UV rays have a tendency to fade dyed hair. Dyed, permed, or hair that has been treated in any way is more porous and is, therefore, more susceptible to fading. If you have color-treated or permed hair, our team at Beach House Tans recommends taking preventative measures to ensure your hair keeps its stunning color. That way you’ll have the perfect shade of skin and beautifully colored hair to match!

Want help finding your perfect shade? Contact us or drop by one of our three Beach House Tan locations near you today!

Fear Not, You Can Protect Your Hair

So too much UV exposure can dry out your hair and fade its color, but what can you do about it? Fortunately, there are plenty of options for protecting your hair. Many people choose to cover their hair with a shower cap, a towel, or any other material that reduces your hair’s UV exposure. There are also tons of hair products out their like conditioners that have built-in UV protection. Using these products before tanning outside or tanning in one of our tanning booths can help protect the color of your hair and prevent it from drying out. 
Additionally, you can get a perfect tan instantly without exposing yourself to any UV rays at all! Beach House Tan offers sunless spray tan options that quickly and easily help you achieve your ideal color without exposing yourself to UV. Learn more about our airbrush spray tan options, unlimited tanning memberships, and more by contacting our team at Beach House Tan! We have three convenient locations in Manchester, Enfiled, and Agawam.