Save your scalp this summer
The sun is out and it’s time for a session on the deckchair to catch some rays. You’ve covered your shoulders, chest, back and all other areas of your body that catch and burn easily in sunscreen, but what about your scalp? If you’re not wearing a hat for protection you could be doing some serious damage to the top of your head that will be irritable for months, not only damaging to your health.
Here are some top tips and tricks on how to keep your head covered this summer.
SPF isn’t difficult to get your hands on and if you look closely, you’ll find hair products with it listed in the ingredients. Preferably get your hands on something which has the protection made clear on the front and is easy to use, like Aveda - Sun Care Protective Hair Veil or Paul Mitchell Sun Shield Conditioning Spray. Both spritz on nicely before you head out into the sun and are much more practical than smothering cream down your hairline.
It is also advised to keep a hat handy if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun, as even if you are protected by SPF you should take extra care just like you would with the rest of your skin. Your hair itself is also damaged by the scorching sun which can leave strands fragile and broken; add to this chlorine and salt water on holiday then it’s a recipe for disaster.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day too, which will both hydrate your body and keep your hair from drying out. When you do finally go indoors for the day and treat yourself to that cooling shower you’ve been waiting hours for, there’s some great after-sun products you can use while you wash your tresses.
Redken Color Extend Sun After-Sun Shampoo (and there’s a treatment mask), Wella SP Sun After Sun Shampoo and Conditioner and Tigi Bed Head Totally Beachin Mellow After-Sun Conditioner will all soothe the scalp and help you get ready for another day of rays.