There are so many hair functions beyond embellishing our physical appearance: it helps isolating out bodies from the cold weather and it keeps us cool and stable when the temperatures are high. The hair also protects us from the UV radiation, since it acts as a barrier between our skin and the solar radiation, when our hair follicles are in danger if they are not properly protected.
The hair follicles are specialized skin cells and, as the skin cells, they are affected by solar overexposure. The damaged hair follicles can affect the capillary health and to its speed and its ability to grow, hence the importance of protecting well our heads.
¿How does the hair exposition to the solar radiation affect?
The solar overexposure affects the natural oil protective barrier that everyone has on its scalp, when the blood vessels get dilated and swollen. Sometimes, this damage causes the synthesis of superoxide, a compound which can make the hair follicles stop the growth and go into the loss stage, which carries out the frightened capillary loss.
The damaged hair can be reconditioned so that it seems temporarily healthy, but it is very complicated to repair permanent damaged hair. When the hair gets hurt, it is possible to camouflage it with protein treatments and oils which soften and moisten the ends to improve its appearance, but those treatments are applied to the hair’s stem, and they do not act on the scalp. The only way to improve permanently the damaged hair is to cut it and leave it grow again health and strong, driving it with more specific treatments, such us Redenhair’s.
So, instead of having the hair cut, ¿why not try to avoid the caused damage by the sun? Bellow we present some advices and important habits to preserve healthily the hair, the scalp and the follicles and in growth during this summer.
Advices to protect the hair from the sun
Try to update your look with a hat
A variety of big hats is the best and easiest investment for your hair. Hats helps the scalp, the hair and the skin not to be affected by the continued effect of the solar radiation, at the same time they preserve it fresher while creating shade.
Nonetheless, it is important as well to get the air perspire and get the follicles aired, so it is not convenient to wear the hat during all day long. Restrict the usage when you really are overexposed to the UV rays.
Look after products for your capillary care which nourish the hair
In addition, the common products for the hair care which soften and exalt the hair’s shine, you must look for products that help to nourish the locks and heighten the follicles. Daily we use a lot of products for the hair care which include masks, oils, gel and mousses, according to our preferences and routine. Locate these products with active ingredients and ingredients which take care of hair will be the best protection you can give to your long hair against the harmful UV rays. Have a look to our REDENHAIR products, with non-aggressive ingredients which nourish the hair from the root.
Protect the scalp with solar filters
If you are not going to use a hat, try at least to massage the areas of the scalp that are more exposed to the sun with a sun cream with zinc oxide. This will protect the most vulnerable areas from sun damage, and it will avoid the weight loss of your hair. If your hair is long enough, removing it or not exposing all your hair to the sun it will help covering these areas, as well.
In addition, you can also apply sun cream directly on the hair. Sometimes, the same product used on the face and the body works exactly the cover the scalp.
Use serums and natural oils
The capillary oils or serums have a triple effect: they soften the cuticle; they add shine to the hair, and they provide natural sun protection. Argan, sweet almond, coconut or jojoba oils are ideal for protecting and treating hair damaged by UV rays. This type of products is also highly recommended to avoid the hair discoloration produced by excess sun.
In short, to counteract the effect of UV rays on the hair, we must bet on good sun protection and a range of nutritive hair products that provide what high temperatures and continuous solar incidence have taken. At REDENHAIR we have numerous products which not only prevent hair loss and keep it healthy, but also achieve optimal hydration but your hair looks splendid even on the hottest summer days.
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