We know how important it is to protect our skin from UV rays, but did you know it’s also important to protect our hair and scalps? Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your head protected from the sun and using “hair sunscreen”.
Why Do We Need to Protect Our Red Hair?
Hair, especially red hair, has a tendency to fade with over-exposure to UV light. You may have noticed this if you’ve ever seen some blonde come out in your red hair during the summer.
Why Do We Need to Protect Our Scalps?
In addition to protecting our hair, it’s vital that we protect our scalps. Your scalp is very tender and can get sunburnt easily. You can also get sun damage on your scalp between the hair follicles. The head is commonplace for sunspots and even skin cancer.
How Can We Protect Our Heads?
A great option for protecting the scalp and hair is wearing a hat, but that’s not always an option. There are a number of “hair sunscreen” products. Some can help protect the scalp and the hair and others are intended just for the hair. Using these products in conjunction with a hat, using multiple products, or using a more all-encompassing product is a great way to stay protected.
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What Does Hair Sunscreen Do?
Hair sunscreen gives you a layer of UV protection to keep hair from fading in the sun. It can also help to protect the scalp. UV protection is important for both natural hair and dyed hair.