After all, how much damage does the sun cause to our hair?


Now, the daily application sunscreen on the face you have become second nature to us. Especially as summer approaches and we spend more and more time in the sun.

But what about protecting your hair and scalp?
Although you may not have thought about it, harmful UVA and UVB rays which can cause certain skin cancers and premature aging, also affect the hair. In fact, a recent study by the University of Sao Paulo investigated the effects of sunlight on hair. Thus, excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause protein breakdown and changes in hair color, texture and elasticity.

What happens to the hair when exposed to the sun
The best starting point for the proper protection of your hair is to think of the scalp as an extension of the skin on your face. This is important as the aging process that affects the face also affects the scalp.

Unlike facial skin, hair does not burn in the sun. But overexposure to UVA and UVB rays leads to oxidative stress. In turn, this wears out the hair structure, breaking down the hair proteins. As a result, hair becomes more brittle and prone to breakage and shearing. Also, ultraviolet rays bleach the dye which gives the hair their color.

How to protect your hair from sunlight
Although the scalp is naturally protected by the hair, this is not enough. In fact, the most prone points to sun damage are the parting and the top of the scalp, especially if you have fine hair or thinner hair.

Fortunately, the solution is quite simple. In practice, you will need two key allies: the hat and the sunscreen. The hat is necessary to protect the hair and scalp from the sun. You can choose different designs to match any outfit, from the beach, the walk or the walk on the island.

Moving on to the sunscreen, there is a variety of products on the market, in every budget, to find the most suitable for you. The important thing is to choose an oil-free formula and water resistant so that it does not run and does not cause irritation.

Of course, as with sunscreen on the face and body, regular application of the product throughout the day, especially if you are on the beach, is essential.

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