The sun dries the hair and weakens its structure. The sun dries the hair and weakens the hair structure. The damage caused by UV radiation can be dealt with by using cosmetics, which prevent photo-damage and by wearing light-coloured headgear.
Not only natural hair should be protected from the harmful effects of UV rays. Be sure to take care of your professional hair extensions as well. Both: tape in hair extensions and weave hair extensions needs good sun protection care. To keep your hair looking its best all summer long, it needs a lot of care and protection. The professional products, which you will find in our store, are the perfect solution.
How do the sun's rays affect our hair?
The mechanism by which sunlight affects hair is similar to the process of bleaching hair in a hair salon. While bathing, the water washes away the hydrolipidic film, which protects the hair. In this way, the sun's rays work harder on the hair and start an oxidation reaction. This encourages the formation of free radicals, which damage the hair structure and break the bonds between the keratin chains.
Sun Protection: Cosmetics, Hats, and Mineral Water
The unpleasant effects of dry and dull hair can be prevented. Simply use cosmetics, like Garnier products, to provide your hair with a protective coating against the sun. Hair mists with UV filters, which do not contain alcohol, provide reliable protection in the summer. Spritzing your hair every two hours or after getting out of the water with a protective mist will moisturize your hair and make it more resistant. A hair oil treatment such as coconut, macadamia or monoi oil provides a protective barrier.
The best protection from the sun is wearing a head covering, preferably a light-colored straw or cotton hat. When going to the beach or swimming pool you should rinse your hair with mineral water to protect it from salt and chlorine. Hair should be left as little exposed to the sun as possible and should therefore be tied up in a high ponytail or bun on top of your head. After every bath you should rinse your hair thoroughly, wash it with conditioner and leave it to dry on its own.
Naturally colored hair is most resistant to the sun's rays. The natural pigment melanin, which protects the hair, is present. Color-treatment damages melanin, and artificial pigments do not provide protection from the sun.
After a summer, especially a hot summer, the condition of your hair may get a little worse. Vacations in countries with high temperatures and swimming in seawater may dry out your hair, cause split ends and fade your hair color. To avoid such damage or to keep the damage to a minimum, there are a few simple steps, and the hair ends should be gently trimmed soon after the summer months to revive the hair.
Protecting Hair from the Sun's Radiation
The basic and most obvious precaution is to braid or chignon your hair and to keep it underneath a hat or bandana. This way, the hair strands are not exposed to the sun's harmful rays and avoid dryness and frizzy hair. Hiding your hair also gives you a better chance of keeping the color from fading. This is especially true for people who colour their hair black, brown or red and want a nice, intense color and glow. Only natural blondes can enjoy sunbathing, as the strands develop nice light reflections.
How do you effectively protect your hair from the sun?
There are several ways that can help keep your hair in top condition during the summer months. First and foremost, protective products should be used, most often sprays and mists, specially formulated for sun-exposed hair (containing filters in their formulas) and nourishing and regenerating cosmetics in the form of shampoos, masks and conditioners. In addition, you should protect your head by wearing hats, scarves or baseball caps and pin your hair up to protect as much of it as possible (remembering that the ends are also exposed to UV radiation).
When on vacation it is best to refrain from using styling appliances, such as curling irons, straighteners and hair dryers, and not to bleach or dye your hair before you leave so as not to further weaken it. When leaving the sea or swimming pool, remember to rinse your hair thoroughly and do not dry it directly in the sun.
What Cosmetics Should I Use?
You should use products containing both physical and chemical filters. Most of them come in the form of convenient sprays or mists. You can also use natural filters present in oils such as coconut, raspberry seed, wheat germ. During the vacations, cosmetics rich in silicones can also prove useful. Similarly to oils, they surround the hair with a protective film. After returning from the beach and thoroughly washing your hair, you should use moisturizing, regenerating and nourishing products rich in vitamins, ceramides and oils in their formulas.
Remember that only regular care will have the desired effect
Don't forget that one-time care and irregular hair protection will not keep your hair safe throughout the vacations. That's because even though the vacations are a carefree time, proper hair protection requires regular care. Professional hair care products must be applied regularly, and sunscreen products must be used every time you wash out the previous coat. Fortunately, to make hair care and protection easier, there are easy-to-apply hair care products on the market today, whose application is quick and trouble-free. This makes the application of the cosmetic to the hair as short as possible.
Many factors influence the appearance and health of our hair - genes, lifestyle and diet. To make sure that your hair is resistant to the negative influence of atmospheric factors, you should take good care of it, especially during the summer. This will keep the indispensable attribute of femininity in the best condition for many years.