PROTECT YOUR HAIR IN THE SUN.
FOR YEARS WE’VE ALL BEEN TOLD THAT WE MUST PROTECT OUR SKIN IN THE SUN. I THINK THESE DAYS PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN HEED OF THE ADVICE AND THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE MUCH MORE CONSCIOUS ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR SKIN.
BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR HAIR???????
Unlike skin, which normally darkens, browns, or goes red in the sun, hair lightens!!
UV in sunlight oxidizes melanin into a colourless compound. Melanin is the pigment that gives your hair its colour. Melanin helps protect our skin and hair by filtering out potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Spending time outside exposing it to bright sunlight sun makes you’re hair more susceptible to lightening. Realistically, blonde hair is really just colourless hair or hair with very little melanin in it.
Melanin isn’t the only protein in your hair thats taking a battering from the sun. There is a chemical group on hair called a thiol. When thiols are unoxidized, the hairs slide easily across each other. When the sun oxidizes those thiols, it is a whole different story.When a thiol group is oxidized to a sulfonic acid, the hairs tend to stick together more. So you get tangling that can’t really be repaired. This makes your hair feel more dry. ( This quote on thiols is taken from Stanford Tech Website about understanding genetics. – click here to read more in depth info: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask180)
Salt water from the sea and chlorine from pools also affect the keratin in your hair, making your natural hair lighter also.
Since hair is dead, your hair will stay lighter until new hair grows through.
So what can we do about it? Well, theres few solutions.
a) Always wear a hat in the sun.
b) Don’t go in the sun ( but thats a bit boring)
c) Wear a swimming cap or do-rag
d) After going in the sea, rinse your hair thoroughly and straight away with clean water
or theres the most important : e)
And that is to use products with UV Protector in them. and guess what, there’s 4 styling products and 1 care product within my range ( Windle and Moodie) that have what we call HPF ( Hair Protection Factor.
And here they are:
1) Invisible Day & Night Cream- A daily hair moisturiser that is 100% Vegan & Gluten Free) £21.00
Click here to purchase http://www.windleandmoodie.com/hairproducts/shop/invisible-day-and-night-cream/
2) Shine and Smoothing Oil – A blend of oils to smooth frizz or give extra shine. 100% Vegan & Gluten free: £23.00
Click here to purchase: http://www.windleandmoodie.com/hairproducts/shop/shine-smoothing-oil/
3) Curl Enhancer – Creates definition and separation for perfectly formed curls 100% Vegan & Gluten free: £15.00
Click here to purchase: http://www.windleandmoodie.com/hairproducts/shop/curl-enhancer/
4) Thickening Cream – A multi-purpose cream for volume, lift and thickness 100% Vegan & Gluten free: £15.00
Click here to purchase: http://www.windleandmoodie.com/hairproducts/shop/thickening-cream/
5) Cream Sheen- A dual purpose cream with oils to add sheen and definition 100% Vegan & Gluten free: £17.00
Click here to purchase: http://www.windleandmoodie.com/hairproducts/shop/cream-sheen/