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HAIR SUNSCREEN. IT'S A THING!

Posted by Anna Holevas on

Yes, we're adding another step to your hair regime. (Sorry.) 

You wouldn’t leave the house without protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but what about your hair? Well, it needs protecting too. 

HOW DOES THE SUN DAMAGE MY HAIR? 

When your hair is exposed to the sun, the UVB and UVA rays break down the proteins in the hair, causing the outer layer (the hair cuticle) to open up, allowing moisture and melanin (colour) to be removed. The result? Dry, frizzy and faded salon colour or lightened natural colour. (The sun can bleach both artificial and natural pigments.) 

WHY USE A HAIR SUNSCREEN? 

If you’re out in the sun, you’ll benefit from using some sort of product to protect your strands from the sun’s rays. The goal is to reduce bleaching and moisture loss so that your locks don’t end up looking and feeling dull and dehydrated after a day at the beach. A good hair protectant will also help prevent split ends and breakage. 

It also makes financial sense as you’ve invested in a gorgeous colour with your favourite stylist at the salon, why would let the sun strip it all away prematurely? Protect your beautiful new colour when you’re outside because a hair protectant will be friendlier on your wallet than frequent trips to the salon to top up your colour. 

 

Here are our top 5 sun protection products for your hair: 

Evo Happy Campers 140ml 
A lightweight, daily styling treatment that moisturises, strengthens and protects, while adding style support. Dual delivery as a spray or a cream for a more concentrated effect. adds moisture, reduces frizz and helps provide protection from UV and heat damage. improves styling and reduces blow-drying time while providing slight volume and hold. 

Moroccanoil Protect & Prevent Spray 160ml 

Shield your hair colour from daily damage. Protect & Prevent Spray helps keep hair colour from fading or becoming brassy by protecting it from exposure to environmental factors that weaken the hair. Its comprehensive approach to combatting these sources of colour degradation include: A blend of antioxidants to neutralize free radicals generated by UV, pollution and other stressors. Sunscreens to help absorb UV rays. Thermal protection against heat and ArganID technology to infuse argan oil into the hair’s cortex, sealing and repairing the hair. 

Milk Shake Incredible Milk 12 Effects 150ml 

A treatment that has 12 incredible effects: it repairs, tames frizz, prevents split ends, protects from heat, gives hold to hair styles, detangles, gives extreme shine, gives body and volume, making ironing/curling easier, protects and maintains hair colour, protects from UV rays and smoothens the cuticle. 

 

Joico Defy Damage Protective Shield 100ml 

A true damage defence hero against the harsh effects of daily styling and exposure to UV and environmental pollution—helps prevent damage and guards against colour fade for beautiful, vibrant, healthy-looking hair. Used prior to styling, hair is fortified inside and out. Instant, daily protection from damaging heat, UV and environmental exposure 

Pureology Style Shine Bright Taming Serum 118ml 

Smooths frizz and seals the cuticle, increasing shine without the weight of a serum. The Shine Bright Taming Serum smooths frizz and seals the cuticle, increasing shine without the weight of a serum. Coriander Seed Oil adds shine and tames fly-aways. AntiFade Complex® features antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens helps colour-treated hair retain that salon-fresh feeling. 

 

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