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Applying sunscreen has now become an integral part of our summer routine, but what about protecting our hair? Most of the time, we neglect it!
In small doses, sun is not a problem for our hair. In fact:
But there is a downside too! As is the case with our skin, hair that is often exposed to UVA and UVB rays for extended periods of time can become damaged. Hair is naturally protected by a hydrolipidic film and sebum, a fatty acid produced by the scalp. Prolonged exposure to the sun breaks down this natural barrier and slows the production of sebum, leaving hair drier and weaker. You can then experience:
This summer, if you want to have fun in the sun without damaging your hair, you should wear a hat and apply to your hair protective oil that is especially made for this purpose.
Chlorine and sea salt damage hair by drying it out and making it brittle. Chlorine also makes hair lighter and can turn blond highlights green. The result is a dull, harsh mane.
Do you have questions on hair care? Talk to a beauty consultant. She can help!
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