Every season has its own beauty and of course its own little things to make us moaning. Summer is not an exception either. Generally the hottest season means more freedom to the kids and more possibilities to go out to the nature for all of us. For me it means long days and long talks with the folks under the sky. It means sweet strawberries and cool watermelons. It means the seaside and the sunshine. All sounds good, right? It’s good enough to make us easily forget about other summer things. Things that are for certain kinds of protections. To protect our skin and our hair, as well. Sun protection for hair belongs to summer hair care.
Most people are aware of the importance of skin protection. Many people have accepted that sunburn has several risks and it’s really better to apply that cream.. even if one don’t really like it. At the same time, there are not so many people to take care about the sun protection of their hair. Of course, there is a big difference between these two. Running the risk of a serious skin disease is not equal to losing the beauty of your hair, I see. Nevertheless, it’s better to protect it than working for months on getting it back.
And what are the most important steps?
I know you’ve heard or read it too many times already, but it cannot be missed from such a list. Drink enough water. Dehydration can cause not only headache, dizziness or low blood pressure. It can halt hair growth. A lot of people prefer mineral water and they can buy it almost anywhere on their way. Others choose tap water and take their bottle with them. Do you like environment-friendly solutions? You can choose water in 100% recyclable carton.
Sleep enough: Long, summer days can make you feel like having more time. Just hanging out with friends a little more and you’ll realise that it’s too late again. Wise people say to go to bed early and get up early. But I’m not that wise person so I say to find what is best for you. Create a sleeping habit that fits your work and lifestyle best. Night owls go to bed early in vain, but you have to listen to your body. If you feel to be tired all the time, it’s better to make a change and ask a doctor’s advice to help about it. Poor sleep can have a bad effect on your overall health and it can cause hair problems as well.
Enjoy summer fruits and vegetables (strawberry, watermelon, apple, cherry, cranberry, cucumber, carrots…) It’s strange to give an advice about eating enough (especially when almost everybody would like to lose some weight for the perfect summer body) but my experience is drinking more and eating less in summer. The weather can make you feel thirsty then drinking too much can make you feel full. Your body still needs nutrients and vitamins so keeping a balanced diet is important also in summer. Summer fruits can provide necessary vitamins also for your hair.
Protect your skin and hair: There are some natural oils that have UV protection properties. Using them for hair can be a natural and good solution, but I would not recommend to use them on the skin instead of a sunscreen. High factor sun protective products are still the best option to prevent sunburn and some skin problems. If you prefer, you can choose such a product also for hair. The product range contains hair oils, sprays, shampoos. Using such products should be a part of summer hair care.
Choose summer beddings: In summer most people prefer light and airy beddings with breathable fabrics, like linen or cotton. It’s healthier and more likely to have a quality sleep if you can keep your body cool thanks to summer beddings. Good for your health and good for your hair.
If you can afford and you don’t go far, leave your car at home as many times as you can. Of course not when it’s 35-40 degrees outside, but in the U.K. it doesn’t happen very often. Walking is a good, but not really exhausting way of exercising. Being active is good for your body and for your hair. When you go somewhere on foot you have the chance to see the beauty of summer, the beauty of nature. From another point of view, you can be alone with your thoughts. Or you can have the time for your favourite music or listen to an audio book you like.
I’m a little afraid of writing down the last step, but I go on. Put aside some housework just for a while. Don’t stress about it. Spend time with your family and friends instead. Of course I don’t say to be lazy and dirty. But if you don’t clean the windows on Saturday, but spend it with your family, making a trip or a barbecue, the world will not end. You can have wonderful summer memories and recall them with satisfaction later. You just have to allow it for yourself. Or you can remember how much you worked at home also in this season. Any connection to summer hair care? Less stress, less stress-related hair loss, not only in summer.
Summer can be fun. Or it can just go by like any other seasons. No one but you can fill it with memories. And no one but you can protect your health and beauty.
I suppose, you are interested also in taking good care of your skin. If so, click the button below and read the article that was originally appeared on Aedition.
I have always loved everything about Egypt and just like so many others I also had the feeling there was something miraculous about its history. The pyramids and mummies have always enchanted me so much that I had made all my presentations about ancient Egypt in the primary school. So it’s obvious that I was really super excited in 1999 when the film „The Mummy” got into the movies. But why I mention this film about Egypt when I write about Argan oil in hair care? Because it was filmed in the home of Argan oil, Morocco.
This super effective oil comes from 26-33 ft high argan trees which usually live for two hundred years in southwestern Morocco where arganeraie forests are designated as a Unesco biosphere reserve. The oil itself is made of the kernels of the argan tree and often called „liquid gold” or „miracle oil” because being rich in nutrients, fatty acids and vitamins. It is obviously not unknown in cosmetic industry given it has a lot of benefits not only for hair but for skin as well. For the ones who prefer natural solutions Argan oil can be a really good choice. If you are tired of chemicals and artificial ingredients and would like to try an organic conditioner, use Argan oil in hair care and in skin care if you like.
What can Argan oil help you about?
It supports growing healthy hair thanks to Vitamin E, antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids.
It makes your scalp healthier and helps to get rid of dandruff.
Using Argan oil in hair care can turn thin, brittle hair into healthier and stronger.
You can treat split ends with it (but remember that the effect will last only till next time you wash your hair).
It may undo some negative effects from dying or other chemical treatments.
Your hair will be shiny, soft and more manageable.
Also frizzy hair love it because it helps you to tame frizz.
It protects your hair being dry and dull also after swimming whether you swim in the sea or in a pool.
It is worth a try if you suffer from hair loss or your hair grow slow.
Also protects your hair from sun damage if you apply it before going outside.
Let’s see how you should apply Argan oil if you would like to enjoy these benefits. It’s wonderful how many different ways you can use this single oil. And the list is only about using Argan oil in hair care.
Scalp massage: You can support and stimulate your hair follicles if you apply a few drops on your scalp and massage it with circular motions, starting with the front hairline to the back of your head, then each side. It will help to reduce hair loss and if you apply it 15-20 minutes before shampooing it may protect your head of hair from harsh shampoo components.
Shampoo: If you have dry, brittle and / or damaged hair my advice is to look for shampoos with the ingredient Argan oil.
Hair conditioner: After using a few drops on towel dry hair as a leave-in conditioner and massaging it into your scalp your hair will be easier to manage without any greasy residue.
Hair styling agent: Put a few drops of Argan oil to the palm of your hands and run your hands all along your hair (which don’t need to be wet). It will give gloss to your hair and make it manageable while help to tame frizz.
Hair mask: Although there is a huge range of hair masks on the market you may prefer something natural but super effective. If so you can try using Argan oil as a hair mask. To do that apply liberal amount of oil and massage it into your scalp and hair from the roots to the tips. Leave it on your hair for minimum a few hours but you can also sleep with the mask on your hair, just use a towel to wrap your hair in to prevent staining.
Sun protection: Appling a few drops all along your hair before leaving your home can do a lot for the sun protection of your hair.
If you would like to use Argan oil in hair care you can choose from various products with this ingredient or you can decide buying pure Argan oil. It is up to you but both ways can do a lot for the health of your head of hair.
Today’s product range is really huge whatever market you’re searching on. Producers try to serve all kind of needs of the customers. Moreover they also generate some, but that is another topic about business and profits. What I’m thinking about is the fact that you can find hundreds of products for one problem or need. Presenting new products time after time is also basic. Ready to use products from the lowest price to the luxury category. Nevertheless there are still a lot of people who prefer natural solutions just like coconut oil in hair care.
The usage of coconut oil has its history. It has always been used in Polynesian cultures as a beauty product. Though it can be used in face care, like an under eye area treatment and can also be used as a natural UV filterI’m gonna write about how to use coconut oil in hair care. First let’s see the benefits you can enjoy if you decide to give it a try.
An effective way of nourishing and moisturizing scalp and hair
It can reduce hair breakage
It helps to manage frizz hair
Improves hair growth
It can help to get rid of dandruff
It can penetrate the hair follicle and make scalp healthier
It can make hair stronger and fuller
A possible treatment for split ends
As you can see using coconut oil in hair care has a lot of benefits. But how can you apply it on your hair? Choose extra virgin coconut oil. To bring the solid oil to a manageable state you need to heat it. Avoid using microwave oven because the oil may be less effective after. The best way is warming it with the help of a bowl of hot water. After it’s melted apply the oil on damp or dry hair. Before the usage you need to decide about the purpose of the treatment. If the aim is nourishing your scalp you need to massage it into the roots while for a conditioning effect (or if your scalp is too oily) it is enough to leave it only on your hair for minimum 30 minutes. After 30 minutes rinse your hair and scalp with warm water and enjoy the smell of this wonderful oil. For a richer scent you can drop essential oils into coconut oil before applying. My favourite is jasmine. 😉 If you face the problem of split ends apply coconut oil on the ends without rinsing. If you like natural remedies give a chance to extra virgin coconut oil likethis fractionated coconut oilorthis cruelty-free coconut oil.
Well, I was not really prepared to my latest trip to abroad. I mean I travel quiet lot and this time as well –of course- I did everything like usual but I thought to be at my destination latest at midnight. It could happen. It should happen. But 🙂 life decides. My plane was late. Not just 10-20 minutes but almost 3 hours which means to miss the last bus to the little town I wanted to go. Instead of being with my family I’m sitting in the airport and writting my new post here and now. Why not? Let’s use this time for something I love. Okay, I know it was not about hair care at all so far, not about UV protection for hair… sorry for that 🙂 I just wanted to shout it out but I get back to hair care and I’m gonna write my new post about sun oils for hair.
Today (actually tonight, at the airport 🙂 ) I write about sun oils for hair. Such products have been on the market for years all the same I have tried it only once before. I was not satisfied with the result because it made my hair look wet and I felt it to be thinner. Maybe it is because of the type of my hair. I am not that lucky to have a fine head of hair so I need to be careful about choosing the products I use. I don’t say that sun oils can be used only for really fine and thick hair because the product range today has changed a lot. So I made other tests. Just for example there are Clarins Sunscreen Sprays as a waterproof solution both for skin and hair. I like this type because of making my hair silky and because I can use this one bottle also on my skin. A practical way of providing UV protection for hair and body too.
Another favourite of mine is Bumble and Bumble oil. This product is much more than „just” UV protection for hair. It can also help to prevent hair damages made by straighteners or blow driers. It protects also from heat so it is something for the whole year.
But maybe you are fed up with using too many different kinds of products all over your body and you think that sun oils for hair is just another group of the chemicals we use. From one point of view you may be right given all of them contain some artifical components. Some of us even have allergy to them. The good new is to have some natural solutions for UV protection as well. Here are some examples with the estimated UV factor. So they not just nourish your hair and scalp but can also help about UV protection for hair.
olive oil (SPF 7,549)
cocconut oil (SPF 7,119)
peppermint oil (SPF 6,668)
melissa oil (SPF 6,282)
castor oil (SPF 5,687)
levander oil (SPF 5,624)
As you can see if it’s sun oil for hair you can choose form ready to use products or you can try some natural solutions. The good side of using the ready ones is being convenient. You can take them with you and use them whenever and wherever you want to provide as long protection as possible. In case of having some questions, remarks or suggestions I am open to your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org or use Your Beauty Hair’s contact form.. And don’t forget… enjoy summer and stay protected.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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