The popularity of sunbathing cosmetics is getting higher and higher. This means that we have become much more aware of the negative results of sunbathing for our skin. And what about the negative influence of UV on our hair? This issue is still taken a bit too lightly and it shouldn’t be so. Sunbathing has got a very bad influence on our hair. It is good to be aware of that, especially that it is easy to protect yourself against negative results of sunbathing. Destructive effect of UV concerns especially such hair which was previously damaged by hair styling, for example: dying, peroxiding or permanent etc. You need to remember, though, that there are several other factors which have got a great impact on the general condition of our hair.
As it has already been mentioned, sunbathing is damaging for hair. As a result of sunbathing, hair becomes discoloured, dry, fragile and brittle. In fact, hair damage caused by UV rays is irreversible. UV rays tear some of the protein bonds inside hair. Every time we give our hair to the sun, UV radiation may destroy some of the protein amino acids. This results in the weakening of the hair structure and, as a further consequence, to loosing moisture and to the dehydrating of hair. A small amount of radiation has no big effect on healthy hair, especially dark hair, but such hair which has already been damaged by other factors is much more susceptible to further damage.
Sunbathing outdoors in the sun is a bit different than sunbathing in the solarium. Firstly, in the summer people would usually spend hours lying in the sun. As a result of that, both our hair and skin is being dried out and damaged much quicker. The sun is the source of different types radiation (the length of sun rays differs) and gives us different amounts of warmth. Sunbathing in the solarium allows timing and controlling the intensity of exposure to UV rays. It is also important that solaria equipment is usually tested and guarantee the safe sunbathing sessions. We cannot, however, test the sun. What should we do then? Sunbathe with reason.
The rapid expansion of the solarium cosmetics market proves that we have become much more aware of the need to protect our skin before, during and after sunbathing. The hair protection is equally important. You should use the suitable hair treatment cream. To make sure that your hair are healthy and looks beautifully, you should use such products which would moisture it and protect at the same time. Those products are the ones which contain proteins, protective oils and sun blockers. You should always cover your head because this protects not only hair but its follicle and the skin itself as well.
If we intend to sunbathe for a longer time, it is reasonable we should follow these instructions: we massage a few spoons of sesame oil into our hair and scalp. Sesame oil contains the natural sun protection factor SPF. It gives a wonderful protection to our hair and it can even help the hair to reduce the damage caused by the sun. For additional protection you can mix the sesame oil with 10 drops of carrot seeds oil, which is very rich in antioxidants.
Therefore, if we follow a few very simple rules we are able to protect effectively our hair from the harmful influence of UV. And beautiful and healthy hair is the greatest complement of beautiful and healthy suntan.