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Do You Really Need To Use Hair Sunscreen? We Decode This Elusive Product For You

Do You Really Need To Use Hair Sunscreen? We Decode This Elusive Product For You
Products Mentioned
Aveda
Cadiveu Professiona
Schwarzkopf Professional
Newsha

When we talk about sunscreen, we usually talk about our face and body. By now almost everyone has understood that using a sunscreen every day is a must- carefully you rub it over your skin, protecting every part of your body. But did you know that your hair requires protection from sun damage too? Well, putting conventional sunscreen on your hair is probably not the best option because it could make your hair feel greasy and gross. 

What Does Sun Exposure Without Protection Do To Your Hair?

Exposure to the sun causes the hair cuticle to open which is the outer covering of the strand. This allows moisture inside and melanin to be removed. The result is dry, frizzy hair and faded or lightened hair colour. If you are someone who loves colouring your hair then it becomes even more important to put on sunscreen in your hair because prolonged exposure without protection will cause the colour to fade quicker and make to visit the salon more often. 

UVB rays also break down the proteins in the hair which causes it to be brittle and damaged hence hair breakage and split ends would be a lot more. 

 

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Do You Really Need To Use Another Hair Product?

Well, as they say with sunscreen protecting your skin from cancer, that isn't the case with hair. You aren't going to get hair cancer if you don't use it but if you do want to protect your hair quality then all hair types can benefit from using some sort of protection product for your strands. 

Protecting your scalp from sun damage is also a must- for that you can use hair sunscreen and additionally wear hats with wide brims when you're stepping out. 

We all know that hair is dead material coming out of your head so when it does get exposed to sun damage we don't feel it. We don't get rashes or sunburns like on your skin but it doesn't mean that it isn't affecting our hair. You should be even more mindful if the sun is more intense and you live in an area where you are exposed to the sun for a prolonged period of time. So for those beach days, it's actually a great idea to put some sunscreen on your tresses.

 

Tips To Keep In Mind When You're Protecting Your Hair

  • Protecting your scalp is as important as protecting any other part of your body so choose a product that contains a broad spectrum of protection. When you're out in the sun, cover up with a scarf or a hat.
  • Choose something that is convenient to apply through your hair like sprays, oils, sticks etc.
  •  To add extra protection, brush your hair back and tie it up in a ponytail or a bun. Even a cap of hat can do the trick at times.

 

Here Are Some Products That We Recommend

Aveda
Aveda Nutriplenish Leave-In-Conditioner
INR 2,400 AT Nykaa
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The Aveda Nutriplenish leave-in conditioner is extremely lightweight and won't let your hair feel greasy and oily. It is a two in one product that protects your hair from the heat from styling equipment as well as protects it from the UV rays of the sun. It hydrates and detangles hair for it to retain the gloss as well as keep it manageable. 

 

Cadiveu Professiona
Cadiveu Sol do Rio Beach Waves
INR 1,550 AT Nykaa
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The Cadiveu Professional Sol do Rio Beach Waves is a texturizing spray that gives a natural look. So those loose curls like you've just had a fun time on the beach can be easily got with this product. It is infused with amino acids, Vitamin C, and antioxidants that'll retain the shine and softness in your tresses. It also has UV protection and an anti-pollution shield for healthy hair. 

 

Schwarzkopf Professional
Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Nutri-Shield Serum
INR 500 AT Nykaa
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This is a serum that works for repair and heat protection as well. So when you want to style your hair with heat or want to go out in the sun then this will be your new best friend. The best part is that you don't have to add another step to your hair care routine. Dull, chemically treated and damaged hair will really benefit from this serum.

Newsha
Newsha Texturizing Volume Powder
INR 1,200 AT Nykaa
Buy

The Newsha Texturizing Volume Powder is great if you have oily strands because it is mattifying while also providing fullness, texture, and a natural volume. It also has rice germ oil which is loaded with antioxidants that are great for your hair. It protects the hair from both UVA and UVB rays so it's great when you're out in the harsh sun all day. 

So, ready to protect your hair completely?

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