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 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 clouds. So, whether it is gloomy or not, now it’s the turn of sun protection hair sprays and protective sun veils.
Shampoos vs sprays
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, while others protect not only from the sun but chlorine and salt water too. Sprays can go with you and provide protection all day while they nourish your hair.
UV protection for skin and also for hair.
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 learnt by now sunbathing without sunscreen 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 the dry and itchy scalp is something that needs to be treated whether it is summer or not.
On gloomy days.
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 coming. 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.
Enjoy summer even on gloomy days and stay protected.