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DOES YOUR HAIR NEED SUNBLOCK?

By: Cassie Shortsleeve : THE STYLE/BEAUTY/GROOMING

Maintain dyed or highlighted locks

“Your hair needs sunscreen if it is color-treated,” says Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., a dermatologist in West Islip, New York. “UV rays will make highlights more coppery and fade color just like if you had fabric in the sun. In a sense, UV rays act as a bleaching agent.”

To prevent this, mix a little SPF in your conditioner bottle, says Michelle Lee, co-founder and manager of Salon Eva Michelle in Boston. And don't rinse it out completely (so that it’s slippery but not soapy, something she recommends doing after every wash regardless of sun exposure).