Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer Hairapy...



It's that time again! The intense tag team duo Sun & Heat are back!

Have you thought about how you're going to protect your hair,

your color, and your style from the harmful effects of the sun?


Were you aware that prolonged exposure to the sun can weaken hair strength, and inflict

complete devastation on your hair? The UV rays from the sun break down the keratin and

melanin in the cuticle and cortex of the hair, and as a result your hair gradually becomes weaker

and drier. This effect will look somewhat like highlights in the hair, which is called sun bleaching.

After extended exposure to the sun, hair will lack moisture and flexibility... especially at the ends

(which we know can be a problem).

My 2 cents:

This doesn't mean you have to cover up or wear hats and scarves everyday... only that you

should take measures to be sure that your hair is properly cared for. So, this summer when

you're applying your spf 30 don't forget about those delicate strands. Make sure you keep a

hydrating spray with you, or grab a fly sun hat! If you're taking a trip to the beach... make sure

you rinse that salt water out with fresh water as soon as possible. Don't let salt dry on your hair.

The salt will absorb the sunscreen, open the cuticle, and allow the sun to bleach out pigment.

If you have colored or tinted hair you should be attentive to this matter. I know that there are

sunscreens for hair (they usually come in the form of leave-ins), but to be honest I haven't

reviewed any. I mainly keep my hydrating spray on hand, and apply it frequently... this is something you

can mix at home! Quick and easy! :-)


Sunflower extract protects the structure of hair, provides UVA and UVB protection, and prevents

hair color fade!

Now that you're equipped... Enjoy the sun :-)



Curlstar said...

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