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Rescue sun damaged hair?

I have relatively thick, wavy 2c hair. Since I am a dive master, I spend a lot of time in the sun and salt water, and my hair has completely dried out and is starting to lose curl pattern. I álternate between co-washing and sulphate-free shampoo and I always condition my hair after washing. I use coconut oil as a treatment about once a week. In an attempt to rescue my hair, I think I may have used too much moisture, as my hair now feels fluffy and weirdly soft. 
Do you have any tips for products or treatments, I could use? And any products that will protect my hair from sun and saltwater? 

Since I am based outside the US, products from retailers shipping worldwide are preferred. 

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Hi Livaisabel, 

It sounds like you're doing all the right things. Cowashing is great, coconut treatments are great, but do them sparingly, otherwise you will over-moisturize your hair. Keep the treatments to once every 2 weeks, and be sure to use a clarifyer if you have product buildup. Also, use a swim cap whenever possible. 

As far as sun protection, NaturallyCurly just published the perfect article for you. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/wavy-hair-type-2/top-15-products-with-uv-protection/

I hope you can order some of these where you are from. Good luck! 

Thank you so much, I will look into some of the products you've recommended! My hair is already feeling better, so I am optimistic! 

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