UV protection for hair 3.

Sun protection hair sprays

As the weather has got gloomy here in the U.K. I have got to the next part of my „mini series” of posts about UV UV protection for hair. So if you live here you may think it’s not that actual now because of the grey clouds above us… Well it’s not totally right. UVA rays can reach you even when the weather is not clear and sunny. Moreover clouds can even make UV rays stronger depending on the type of the could.

So…whether it is gloomy or not…now it’s the turn of sun protection hair sprays and protective sun veils. 🙂

Sun protection is necessary whether is sunny or cloudy.

There are big differences between shampoos with UV filter and such products. The aim is UV protection for hair in both cases but sun protection hair sprays (and protective veils too) stay on your hair after application. You don’t need to rinse your hair after usage which means the components stay on the surface of your hair. The aim is keeping this effect as long as possible to stay protected. Nevertheless the durability of them is limited so it is recommended to apply multiple times a day (not like shampoos). Quality sun protection hair sprays contain vitamin complex so they not only protect your hair from UV rays but nourish it as well. You can choose from a wide range of sprays depending on your needs. Some of them are perfect for coloured hair like Korres Sun Protection , others protect not only from sun but chlorine and salt water too. My favourite example for this kind is Philip Kingsley Sun Shield. Sprays can go with you and provide protection all day while they nourish your hair.

Just to get back for this gloomy day for a while…I do love hair and do believe in the importance of haircare of course. I don’t doubt that UV protection for hair is a must. Otherwise I wouldn’t write such posts but we must make a difference between the sensitivity of skin and hair regarding sun and UV radiation. As we all have known by now sunbathing without suncream on our skin is like taking the risk of getting serious skin diseases.

Sun protection hair sprays are easy to use.

About hair it is not the same. If you don’t protect your hair shaft you run the risk of having brittle, dry and faded hair but not getting the most serious skin disease. It is a big difference although dry and itchy scalp is something that needs to be treated wheter it is summer or not. I write about it becasuse this is the reason why I would rather use a shampoo with UV protection on such gloomy days instead of products making hair look wet. A shampoo like that can give hair the necessary vitamins, make it moisturized and get it prepared for the sunny days comming. If I would choose a sun protection hair spray, it would be this Wella Spray with special vitamins for a lightweight and hydrated result without look wet. Of course it’s only my personal preference. Choosing a shampoo with UV filter instead of a sun protection spray (on gloomy days) is not an advice. The decision about it is up to you depending on the state of your hair and scalp. The skin of our scalp can be the same sensitive like the skin of our body.

Just like usuaI, am open to your feedback at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or you can also use Your Beauty Hair’s contact form. Enjoy summer even on gloomy days and stay protected. 🙂

UV protection for hair 2.

Shampoos with UV filter

As I promised in my previous post about UV protection for hair I’m gonna have a closer look at the possibilities of protecting our hair from sun damage. Hair can also be sunburnt so protection is essential to prevent protein breakage. The solution you should choose depends on several things like your hair type or needs. In this post I write about shampoos with UV filter.

Your Beauty Hair about shampoos with UV filter

At first sight it may seem to be a very simple and convenient solution. No extra procedure just the hair care routine we’ve got used to… with a special shampoo. If you have ever searched for shampoos with UV filter on internet you know there is a wide range of such products. The products offering sun protection should contain benzophenone-4 (to maintain hair colour) or methoxycinnamate (for protection from UVB radiaton). The former is a compound that can be solubilized in water while the latter is an organic UV filter. Shampoos with UV filter are also usually boosted with essential vitamins like Vitamin A, C, E. It is a real benefit because normally hair has a natural UV protecion as long as it’s healthy. Using tools like flatiron or hair dryer, colour or perm the hair and the summer heat itself also make it vulnerable to sun damages as well. And we haven’t even mentioned salt or chlorine.

Your Beauty Hair about hair care in summer, shampoo

So why is it good to use shampoos with UV filter all the same?

  • Easy to use, no extra procedure
  • Wide product range, everyone can find her one
  • Contains vitamins to nourish the hair and scalp
  • Helps to keep the colour of hair
  • Prepare hair and scalp for sun

Why I don’t recommend to use shampoos with UV filter as a sole sun protection for hair?

  • It is a short-term protection
  • Most of the protective components will be washed away when you rinse your hair so they are not that effective
  • These products are for protection but mainly from faded, dull and dry hair
  • If you choose such a product you will need some additional solution

Your Beauty Hair about short-term sun protection for hair

To summ up switching to a shampoo with UV filter during summer is a good decision if you are ready to combine it with other solutions. It can be a good base and make your hair stronger and healthier. Nevertheless in case of damaged or treated (coloured, permed) hair it’s not enough. There are other ways to apply sun protection on hair even when you are on your way. You will find more details about them int he next post. Till then enjoy summer and stay protected. 🙂

In case of any questions, remarks or suggestions I’m open to your message at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or use Your Beauty Hair’s contact form.

UV protection for hair

Hair care products with UV filter

In my last post I wrote about how you can protect your beauty in summer. Those tips were rather general so I decided to write about how to protect your hair. No, I am not talking about wearing a hat but using special hair care products with UV filter. This way you don’t need to „hide” from sunshine while you can feel safe. To be honest for me it is something new. I’ve been using sun protection creams for face and body for many years but never tried UV protection for hair in the past. Does UV really damage hair?

Your Beauty Hair about UV protection for hair

The season of summer is trying for hair not only because of the high temperature but also because of our activities on the beach or in the pool. The hot weather together with drying effect of the water itself make your hair more vulnerable than usual. So it is essential to take special care of your hair and hair care products with UV filter can give you a helping hand in this procedure. If you think there is no need for UV protection for hair you may experience brittle, thin and faded hair with split ends. It is because of the damage of the cuticle. You may also experience that your hair gets blowzy very easy. What can you do to prevent them?

Summer activities and UV protection for hair

You can choose from following hair care products with UV filter:

Shampoo with UV filter: It is an option you can choose but I would think it through twice… because Ok, I do belive that they have all the components they should but what about rinsing your hair? Maybe hair can have enough amount of them while the shampoo is on your hair but I am afraid of washing away the protecting effect. As long as I am not sure about the real protection I would use it together with other solutions that can provide UV protection for hair.
Sun protection sprays or protective sun veil: I mention them together because both of them has the same state and you can apply them in the same way. With such a solution you can provide protection wherever you are. You can use them on the go multiple times a day. For me they seem to be more effective than a shampoo though I have doubts regarding duration. I recommend to put it in your handbag and make more touchups. This type could be a good choice from the hair care products with UV filter. Remember to search SPF ont he product.

Sun oil for hair: Another option to protect your hair. Sun oils for hair can also do a lot for a worriless summer and they also can be used on your way if you like. Keep in mind that oils usualy gives a wet look to your hair so it can be really cool on the beach but if you work at an office maybe it is not your solution.

If you want to be sure about doing everything for the health and beauty of your hair you can try after-sun rehydrating shampoo, special hair masks or after-sun scalp masks too while you keep using hair care products with UV protection. In the next few days I’m gonna write a little more about the products themselves. Till then … enjoy summer and stay protected. 🙂

What solutions can you choose from?

In case of any questions, remarks or suggestions I’m open to your message at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or use Your Beauty Hair’s contact form.

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Health and beauty in summer

The sun and the sea

Summer has a lot of benefits for our health. In this season we rather go out and stay less time inside. Riding a bike or do some water sport… Sunny weather also has a really good effect on our mood and there shouldn’t be a problem about providing sufficient Vitamin D neither. Summer simply makes us more active.

Besides all the positive effects that can help us to keep our health and beauty in summer it can cause some harmful happenings too. Hair looks shiny in the summer sun but this weather can destroy the structure of hair quickly so we need to be careful if we don’t want any damages caused by the hot temperature. Keep the beauty of your hair by paying attention to the following factors.

Healthy and beautiful hair in summer

  1. Sunshine: Yes, again… UV radiaton can damage the structure of your hair and have an effect also on its colour. The damage can be even worse if you are on the seaside although you just enjoy the water. Just have a refreshing swim and you create the possibility of an increased damage. Waterdrops collect sunshine and strengthen the harmful effect. The reason is destroying the proteins in hair. Be careful also about your scalp. It can get sunburnt too.
  2. Salt water and Chlorine: Whether you go to the seaside or to a pool water itself may have a harmful effect on your hair and also on your skin. Even though sea salt can be really beneficial for skin it can also increase dryness and cause dehydration. Your hair can be tangled very easily. Chlorine is used to kill bacteria in pools (so we need it) but it has no real beneficial effects on your hair and skin. You will probably experience dry skin and it may even result rash to some persons with sensitive skin.
  3. Hair care and hair styling products: During summer it is even more important to moisturize your hair and skin. If you decide to use not the proper products all the harmful effects listed above can be worse. About hair styling it is better to wear loose styles. And of course to keep your health and beauty in summer … hide all your hot tools during this season.

Salt water and hair

Coloured and permed hair is really very vulnerable and all the damage may be more serious. Nevertheless you don’t need to let it happen. Follow these advices and reduce the harm:

  • Protect yourself from sun. Wear a hat or a cap.
  • Use special summer hair care products. You can find ones with UV protection.
  • Avoid all hot tools. No hair dryer, no flatiron.
  • Use combs made of natural material like wood instead of plastic.
  • If you like try a short hair style. It is the perfect season to do that. 😉
  • After swimming go straight to the shower and rinse yourself.
  • Moisturize
  • Strengthen your hair from inside. You can do it with drinking enough water and providing the sufficient vitamins.

Enjoy summer and keep your beauty in the same time. Should you have any questions, suggestions or remarks don’t hesitate to contact me at info@yourbeautyhair.co.uk or use Your Beauty Hair’s contact form.

Shampoo and conditioner in one

2 in 1 products as an option

I am just sitting in the my room looking out of the window and admire the trees in the wind while the soft sound of the neighbour’s garden fountain makes me relaxed and wondering about my holiday…instead writting my webpost 😉

2in1 shampoo can be a good option

Well, if it is like this I will really think about my holiday and find out how to pack the least stuff as poosible for the departure. Usually I prefer travelling with just a cabin bag so I am really limited regarding liquids. Maybe I am not the only one with such a problem. If I count all necessary things (like sun protection, shower gel or my favourite parfume of course… 😉 and many more) I soon need to realise that time has come to choose a 2in1 shampoo. Oppinions are different about it. Some like it while others say it is a big „no”. I will try to get more information about it in this post.

Should we use 2in1 produstc or not

2in1 shampoo was born around the 80’s and as time went by it changed in every aspect. At the beginning it was welcome given people could save some time and money by using it. Although cosmetic experts had doubts about how effective it could be people loved and believed it. Ingredients changed a lot by adding more different components like oat peptide, zinc or antifungal ingredients. However the general point of view today is rather to use separate products. And the main reasons are:

  • Shampoo and conditioner serve totally different purposes
  • They work in a totally different way
  • Cleaning is not thorough
  • The conditioning effect is not sufficient
  • Sometimes shampoo and conditioner need different time for the desired effect
  • The result may be even worse in case of too oily or to dry hair

Too dry or too oily hair don't like 2in1 products

Because of these reasonable explanations I think using a 2in1 product regularly will not make your hair as healthy and shiny as it could be but I still keep it a really good option in some cases. Just like travelling somewhere with just a little space. 😉

After these pieces of information I would say that saving some time (or space) with using 2in1 shampoo is still the strongest reason of choosing it even today. It is easier, faster and simpler. And of course… a very good option on lazy days. I soon will be in a situation when I need to make this decision, just like many many other persons going for holiday these weeks. My decision will be a special 2in1 shampoo. A product with wonderful plants exctract inside.