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How to Protect Hair from Sun Damage

As soon as the sun shows his smiley face and the temperature is above 15 degrees Henry can’t wait to roll out our jetski for a day of sea, splashing fun and frolics.

He’s lost most of his hair (he says that makes him more manly ... ... ) so wears a hat but a day at the beach for me and if I’m not careful the sun, sea, sand and water would mean dry, brittle, frizzy hair!

You know you need to protect your skin with sunscreen but your hair needs protection too!

Prolonged exposure to the sun's UVA and UVB rays can wreak havoc on your scalp, increase split ends, dryness and cause your hair to become weak and brittle. When combined with humidity, salt water or chlorine, your hair can end up looking disastrous.

Here are some of the ways to protect your hair from sun and harsh water exposure.

  • Make a Hair Sunscreen

    The sun’s UV rays cause brittleness, dryness and breakage- similar effects can be caused by chlorine in pool water. Salt water can also drastically reduce moisture content and elasticity.  Making your own hair UV protection is a great way to protect your hair against harsh water damage.

    To create your own hair sunscreen, dilute 2 teaspoons of SPF 25 sun block with one cup of water and pour it into a spray bottle.

    Dampen your hair before spraying the sun protection into your hair. If you are going in and out of the water, keep the spray bottle with you to reapply during the day.

    Don't forget to apply the product on your scalp to the ends, if you suffer from hair fall this is an important step.

  • Nourishing Biotin Shampoo

    To keep your hair balanced and cleansed from beach and pool water, shampooing with a biotin enriched product will help your scalp control hair loss, breakage and strengthen from the root.

  • Deep Conditioning

    Using a deep conditioner infused with essential proteins and nutrients will help protect and reverse signs of damage.

    Protein or keratin will help strengthen and penetrate damaged cuticles caused by excess heat and protect it against breakage. The added moisture and protein will prevent your hair from feeling dry or brittle and maintain less frizz.

    This will help to detangle, soften and manage a smoother hair texture for a healthier appearance.

Go ahead and enjoy the sun and keep your hair happy and healthy!

Talk soon!

Tracey x

Comments

Trisha on June 14 2018 at 05:04PM

If you wet hair before going in the sun/beach and run coconut oil through the ends it’s a brilliant moisturiser and it acts as a sunscreen too… think of an intense hair masque!
Oh and coconut oil is also great to rub into those mossie bites too!:) fantastic holiday product:)
Thanks Tracey…. loving your products x

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