We all know what the sun does to our delicate skin, however do we often really think about the lasting effect it has on our precious, sensitive hair?
Often we neglect our scalp and tresses and put up with stripped, dry and lack lustre hair and a flaky scalp that is in desperate need of a little hydration. The key to sun-damage free locks is creating a simple and achievable routine that is travel friendly, as we all know we can go a little overboard when it comes to packing for a short weekend away in the sun.
The suns rays act just like bleach on the hair and can cause extra dryness to those with lighter tones and thinner hair. The bleach like effect can damage the proteins, keratin and harm the cuticles. We tend to throw a lot at our hair, unlike the skin that we lather with UV fighting creams. Heat from styling irons, chlorine from swimming pools and drying dyes allow the sun and heat to penetrate the hair more easily and results in a fragile hair strand.
We’ve brought you three steps this summer to help protect your locks against the UV rays and promote healthier, fuller looking hair:
Just like you do with your skin, choose the times of day where the sun is at its least powerful and opt for as much shade as possible during these times. Otherwise, a large brimmed hat or even a hair wrap is a great way to keep the hair away from direct sunlight.
We have hand crafted and blended 100% cold-pressed oils to help you achieve that summer time swish. A mix of healing, fragrant oils will help revive and feed from the roots of your hair up to the ends. This will help protect the hair not only from the sun but sea, air-con and dry heat, so a great multi-use product that works in all seasons. Our Amla Oil is Mother Nature’s best kept secret and is jam-packed with a nourishing cocktail of fatty acids and proteins that will strengthen and repair. Try massaging in some oil in your hair before sun exposure and braid, let it sink in.
TURN DOWN THE HEAT
We’ve already discussed how damaging direct heat can be on the hair long term. Try to use your straightening irons, curling tongs and blow dryers less in summer as this is just a double hit of heat and can be too much for the hair to handle. Humidity comes with hot countries, so there’s not much point in trying to do too much with the hair in the close sticky summer days, as frizz is normally just around the corner. Try styling with braids in the day time and let them loose for easy curls in the evening.
Our three blends target specific hair concerns and are all Vegan and earth friendly.
Amla | The Amla hair oil is our multi-tasking treatment that will convert your locks to its glorious, shinier and healthier self. Pre-stress/pre-blow-dry/pre-curling iron/pre-balayage/pre-hormonal imbalance. Boost your hair to new beginnings with a powerful blend of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets.
Peppermint | This Peppermint Hair Remedy is a natural concoction of invigorating and plant-based ingredients that’ll awaken your hair’s growth cycle from hibernation. Our oils dive deeper to nurture the hair follicle from within and improve hair health where needed.
Grapefruit | Made with a powerful concoction of nature’s greatest gifts – Coconut, Avocado, Almond and Castor oils – the citrusy Grapefruit Hair Remedy will help your hair reach new heights and leave it with a near blinding diamond shine and flake free scalp.