Did you know that for perfectly healthy hair and scalp you need to wear sunscreen on your scalp? We know what your thinking… putting conventional sunscreen on our scalp will make it feel greasy and gross, so we don’t blame you for being a little turned off by the idea. However, protecting your hair and scalp is just as important as protecting your skin, so you need to take precautions. Here are are some of our favorite ways to make sure you’re fully protected from the sun.
No One Likes To Burn
We put sunscreen all over our bodies. We always remember the tops of feet, legs, back and face, but often times completely forget about our scalp. There are powder sunscreens on the market specifically formulated for your scalp and the part in your hair, that don’t leave your hair looking greasy and flat. One of our favorite brands for this is Supergoop! These products use applicators that are almost identical to our Boost Texturizing Powder, so it’s really easy to distribute product in a very precise manner. Just apply directly to your scalp, focusing on your part where the most exposure to sun occurs.
Wear a Hat
We know this is kind of like common knowledge at this point, but some of the best coverage you can get to protect your scalp on a super sunny day is a good ole hat! With the styles and trends that are hot right now, it’s so easy to find one that looks best on you. Our favorites right now are wide-brimmed sun hats and sporty baseball caps.
Use a Shampoo & Conditioner with UVA/UVB Protection
If a more traditional route to scalp protection isn’t on your radar, we’ve got a great alternative solution that benefits more than just your scalp. It’s so important to use hair products that contain sun protectant. If you have thin hair, you need to be careful, because you are more likely going to experience sunburn on your scalp. In less serious cases, sunburn can cause a dry, itchy and flakey scalp that is uncomfortable. It can also cause inflammation of the scalp which can lead to hair loss. In more serious cases of sunburn, you can develop Melanoma. This is why Zenagen brand conditioners really make all the difference. Containing UVA and UVB blockers that help protect the hair and scalp from environmental damage, they are a can’t skip step in your journey to healthy hair. Whether you use Revolve or Evolve, both formulas have advanced technology that soothes and reduces irritation and blocks sun damage.
Revolve and Evolve conditioners are jam-packed with the most advanced nutraceutical ingredients on the market. UVA and UVB protectants help to block environmental irritants that can be not only damaging to the skin, but extremely damaging to the health of your hair. These act as a barrier to stop the sun’s strong rays from penetrating the scalp causing damage. Our formulas also include lavender, which soothes and rejuvenates the scalp. The grape seed extracts found in our products, have antioxidants that help soothe and protect the scalp against inflammation. This ingredient also works with the amino acid complex to moisturize and protect the hair.
These are only a few key elements that really do set our products apart. We get asked a lot if our conditioner is really necessary, and while you will see results even if you don’t use it, the benefits go way beyond cosmetic ones. The conditioners help expedite the growth process by up to 20% and are so important to the overall health of your scalp. Don’t skip out and don’t forget to protect that often forgotten skin on the top of your head!
Why Our Conditioners Make All The Difference
Our conditioners are responsible for 20% of the results. The conditioner seals the cuticle using an amino acid barrier improving hair’s ability to retain moisture thus making it stronger, healthier and shinier. The hydration therapy locks in moisture and hydration yet protect hair from becoming frizzy. All while adding a barrier layer that protects hair from environmental factors and sun damage. This is a must-have, for your hair regardless of the time of year. Your hair is craving moisture and protection, and we got you, girl.
For more information on being proactive check out “Easy Summer Hair Care”