How to Protect Your Hair from the Sun

I’ve been lucky to spend most summers of my life at my aunt’s country house in a hot and sunny region. The sun gives you so much energy and joy, le alone all the Vitamin D. But the exposure isn’t all that good for your hair and your skin. Today we’ll go over the hair part.

I’ve tried all the methods in the world to protect my hair from direct sunlight. I’ve covered them with all kinds of hats and headbands. Yet, you can’t live your life with a covered head. At some point, it just becomes too much. That’s why I have this to-do list for the hot season.

1. Trim your hair more frequently

It’s crazy how the malnourished ends react to the heat. The reaction will then spread all the way to the roots unless you take care of them at the very beginning of the season.

2. Avoid extra heat

The sun is already getting to you with its hat, so at least don’t add to it. Use blow dryers and flat irons as little as possible. Or at least choose the light mode.

3. Don’t forget your conditioner

Your conditioner not only moisturizes, but also protects your hair. Look for a brand that allows the most frequent use and try to stick to it.

And that’s my top 3. Share the post on your social media and add your magic method of protecting hair from the Sun.

Time to Play Dress-Up!

I don’t have my own kids (yet?) but I have 2 adorable nieces and a sweel tiny nephew. I watch the little girls once a week, and the boy will be joining us soon as he grows up. Now, all we do during the one day we have together is play dress-up. Here’s why.

When I first decided I’ll play dress-up with the girls, I did expect them to get excited. But it never had occurred to me that this could become a weekly thing, and a favorite one! I thought they would get tired after 3-4 dress-up days at most, but this just isn’t what happened. Instead, they changed the way I looked at this game.

I, like every other fashionista, have a very large, yet a limited wardrobe. But the great thing about playing dress-up is how we manage to reimagine every single piece of garment.

Have you seen those DIY videos where an old shirt turns into a super trendy new dress without a single cut or stitch? Well, that’s nothing compared to what my little nieces’ imagination creates.

After 14 months of dress-up with only one week missed due to me getting cold and not wanting to expose my nices, I came to believe that big brand name designers with the most original ideas for their collections just play dress-up with kids for inspiration.

These tiny creatures create combinations that no adult would think of. Yet, those turn out incredibly beautiful!

I’ve now taught myself to think like a literal child. And now it turns out that my cheetah print leggings go perfectly with my rose gold top. This is something I would never dare try on before. I would be afraid it would look super cheap. But do you know how it actually looks? Bold, extravagant, and plain gorgeous. I just had to pick the right cheetah print with the top of the right fabric.

Today, I dare you to wake up your inner child and play dress-up. You won’t believe how it’s going to turn out.