Information on Sun Protection
If you love spending time outside, you know how important it is to take care of your skin - but what about hair care?! Sun protection is absolutely key to a healthy scalp, and keeping hair moisturised and healthy from root to tip. It can also help to keep any colour vibrant for longer, as the sun’s naturally stripping effect can fade colour fast. The right protective factors can powerfully keep straggly ends at bay.
Is A Natural Approach Right For Me?
In a word - yes! The plants all around us need protection from the sun as much as we do, and are packed with what our hair is thirsty for. Certain extracts can provide a light barrier before exposure and can restore lost hydration afterwards. Oils, conditioners, shampoos and sprays are enriched with botanical ingredients that are targeted toward your needs.
What Botanicals Can I Look Out For?
Many plants contain naturally protective factors, that halt the production of damaging free radicals formed as an oxidative reaction to UV rays. Vitamin E, known to contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, is found in many natural extracts. These include spectacularly rich Argan Oil, plus Shea Butter, Coconut, and Olive. Other botanicals like Hawthorn are vitally protective, while ingredients like Chamomile and Rose soothe and calm. Such factors work together or in isolation to provide a light defense around hair, so that you can feel and look fabulous.
Amazing Oils And Sprays
A spray, applied thoroughly from root to tip, is the best place to start when protecting your hair from the sun! With the right composition, it can coat each strand simply and conveniently, for an even approach. What’s more, you can carry it wherever you go, for on-the-go top ups.
Botanical oils in their original composition can provide a hydration sealing barrier - and those with Vitamin E are ideal! Thoroughly massage through your hair, focussing on the lengths and ends, before heading out into the sun. It’s also perfect for using afterwards, gently combing through dry or damp hair.
Don’t Forget Your Scalp!
When it comes to protection, every part of your skin matters too. Getting sunburnt across your parting is not only uncomfortable, it might accidentally require a whole new hair style! At the same time, it’s completely clear that nobody wants to use an oily sun cream near their hair. Look for specially targeted products, to keep your scalp healthy and your hair fresh.
The Importance Of After Care
Even after you’ve retreated to the shade, there are things to consider. Hair masks are an essential for sun-touched hair. Try a lighter shampoo to resist further drying, with a richer conditioner than you’d normally use. Those enriched with Olive Oil, Argan, Coconut or Shea Butter - in short, exactly what you might use to protect your hair - are absolutely ideal.
If you’re about to go on holiday or just think some regular care is what you need, the right natural product is waiting for you. Explore now, and find out!