Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Do You Need SPF to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage?

Getting your hair color just right can be a challenge, but once you get that perfect shade, hair care products containing SPF can help you keep it that way. This also applies if you are lucky enough to have a natural hair color you love. It's simply a good idea to protect your hair and scalp so the sun's rays do not cause any unnecessary damage. A number of sun protection products are available to help you maintain your hair's beautiful color and condition.
Enjoy Outdoor Activity
Go ahead and leave your hat in the closet. You can slather a generous coat of sunscreen on exposed skin, and you can do the same for your hair. Then head on out to enjoy some fun outdoor activities without worrying about getting sunburned or fading your hair color. It is so easy to protect your hair with a leave-in hair sunscreen. Most of them simply spray on, so you don't have to deal with gels or gooey products. Just remember to stick your hair care products that contain sun protection in your bag or backpack so you can reapply them as often as needed.
Is Your Hair Oily or Dry?
Hair products containing SPF tend to be a bit oily, so most are great for dry hair, but a few lighter products are available for outdoor enthusiasts with oily hair.
  • Dry Hair: Redken Color Extend Sun Screen SPF 12 repairs, resurfaces, and moisturizes natural or color treated hair while also protecting hair and scalp from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Oily Hair: While it has a light blend of organic oils, Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil has a reputation as a light, water-resistant, spray-on product that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
Mini Spa Treatment for Long Hair
If your hair is long, consider braiding hair that has been treated with products containing SPF to deep condition hair follicles while you are out in the sun. Treated braids trap conditioner against hair follicles, so the conditioner stays put and helps improve your hair's condition. Your hair will probably even end up in better condition than it was in before the treatment, thanks to the moisturizers in the products.
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