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Protect Your Head, Hair & Scalp from Sun Damage

Protect hair and scalp from sun damage

During the summer, it’s important to protect your scalp from sun damage. Sunburns are painful, especially if they are on your head. Even if you have flowing locks, you can still manage to get sunburns on your head. When it happens, it becomes uncomfortable to wash, brush, or even touch your head. Fortunately, Hair Mechanix has some helpful tips to protect your head, hair, and scalp from sun damage.

Effects of Sun Damage on Your Scalp and Hair

Everyone has experienced a sunburn at least once in their lives. Sunburns can be extremely uncomfortable, however, they can be particularly bad on your scalp. Most people don’t put sunscreen on their scalp. As a result, overexposure can painful sunburn to appear. However, scalp burns have the potential of doing more than just cause some discomfort.

Since sunburns affect the epidermis, fortunately, does not go deep enough to affect the hair bulb in the fatty layer. However, sun damage can affect the skin’s microbiome where the hair grows. Furthermore, overexposure to the sun can affect the cuticle layer of your hair. This can leave your hair dry, brittle, and discolored. People who have thinning hair or are bald tend to suffer scalp burns at greater levels. Furthermore, the embrittling of the hair can exasperate thinning hair problems. So, it is very important to protect your scalp and hair from sun damage.

Protecting Your Hair and Scalp

protect bald or thin hair scalp from sun burnIn order to protect your hair and scalp from the sun’s UV rays, there are a few methods you can use. One of the best ways to avoid overexposure is to cover your head by using a hat or applying a form of sunscreen. If you have a bald head, it may just be easier to apply broad-spectrum 30 SPF or greater sunscreen. However, for those with more hair, you can buy specialized sunscreen to apply.

To protect your hair, you should be using hair products that moisturize and nourish the cuticle layer of your hair. Also, applying a hair mask during the night can keep your cuticle layer strong throughout the summer. If you take these steps, your hair will be looking on point all summer long!

If you need some extra care for your hair or just want a fresh new look, you should stop by your local Hair Mechanix and visit our talented stylists.

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