Who said SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is only for your skin?
There are so many ways to restore and protect the hair from getting damaged because of different reasons. Yes, your hair is very sensitive and can be harmed due to many excuses such as heat styling techniques, improper washing, and especially the UV rays from the sun. And the nourishing methods are different for each problem. Thus, to have the best effective result while doing a hair care routine, it’s very necessary to choose the right solution to deal with various matters.
Protecting hair from the harmful effects of the sun is the initial thing for girls to have beautiful healthy hair. While wearing a hat is the simplest and the best form of protection, there are also some effective alternatives to help shield hair and scalp from direct exposure from the UV rays in the sun – A Hair Sunscreen!
I’m pretty sure that there are many people who don’t know about these “magical” products and some may don’t even know hair sunscreen was a thing. So, in the spirit of sharing and helping, I have written down some need-to-know information about hair sunscreen to help you have an overview of this hair nourishing method, understanding more about its utility. Keep reading!
What is the hair sunscreen?
Most of us use and know about skin sunscreen, then the hair sunscreen is not far different from the product that you apply on your skin almost every day. There is no specific definition about a hair sunscreen – I mean, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Basically, Hair sunscreens are the SPF-based products that protect your hair and scalp from the harmful effect of UV rays.
Seriously though – the UV rays can be as dangerous to your head as to your entire body. For example, if your scalp is exposed in direct sunlight, you’re creating an opportunity for sun damages to happen on your head, several burnings as mild results and even melanoma as a more terrible consequence. The scariest thing here is, you may not know if you are getting sunburned on the scalp as this area cannot be seen easily. Thus it is more difficult to perceive developing moles or potential melanoma. Not to mention the scalp burns are very common, especially in the middle of winter.
Talking about the hair strands, obviously, they don’t have any risk of getting cancer since they are already dead. Your hair, however, is still not “in a good relationship” with the sun. Sun exposure can actually destroy your hair-pigment molecules and from there, strip your hair color, and the harmful agent behind all these things can is UV rays indeed. By all means, UV rays can make the most moisturized hair dry, brittle, and dull. So, you really do need hair sunscreen for the forever-healthy hair.
What do they do to your hair?
Even though every formula is different, most prestigious hair sunscreens are considered as a safe and effective way to protect your hair and scalp from UV rays. In general, every SPF hair sunscreen has similar ingredients to the products used on your skin. They contain specific molecules either reflecting UV light or absorbing it, from there preventing it from reaching your skin and hair and damaging it. Hair sunscreens, however, don’t exist under the form of creams or lotions like the products you often use on your body, they come in powder and spray (mostly in spray) formula as it can absorb into your hair more easily.
What are the most reputable hair sunscreens products on the market nowadays?
As you have a brief understanding of hair sunscreens, I will now introduce to you some most prestigious products in case you intend to use this type of hair care product.
Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water SPF30
This product is great for partings and scalp. Looking after your scalp’s sun care needs now couldn’t be easier once you use this sunscreen. This SPF spray is actually used for face and body but we have found out that it works pretty well for partings and hairlines too. Fast-absorbing and lightweight, this product maximizes the use of a sun protection product without leaving a weighing hair down or residue.
L’oreal Professionnel Solar Soleil Spray
You should consider using this hair sunscreen product if you’re suffering the fine hair problems. This light, the leave-in spray will effectively protect your strands thanks to its Mexoryl S.O. Filter System, which absorbs and blocks UV rays as well as prevent them from reaching the tresses. It also has a tropical scent to match its sunny appearance – a summer item in every sense.
Rita Hazan Lock and Block Protective Spray
Your hair has already damaged after dyeing, thus it becomes even more vulnerable under the sunlight. This product is specialized in protecting colored hair as it not only prevent UV rays from damaging your strands but also reduces premature sunshine-induced fade.
Some more effective hair sunscreen products for you to consult
Supergoop Poof 100% Mineral Part And Scalp Powder SPF 45
Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30
Sachajuan Hair In The Sun
Klorane Protective Oil With Ylang-Ylang Wax
Hopefully, this post has helped you know more about an effective alternative to protect your hair under the sunlight. On the other hand, if you want to learn or buy hair extensions, don’t hesitate to come to MCSARA’s store and find the best products for you.
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