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How to Protect Your Scalp from Sun Damage - Top 5 Things to Consider for Texas Residents

As Texas residents, we tend to spend a lot of time out in the sun and its damaging UV rays. Unfortunately, the resulting sun damage can take a toll on our hair and scalp making them dry, brittle, and susceptible to flaking and loss of volume. To prevent this, we must take some preventative measures to protect our hair and scalp from the sun's harsh rays. Sunscreen is the obvious choice for skin protection, but this approach will not work for the hair and scalp because most common sunscreen lotions and sprays are not designed for this purpose. The good news is that there are some specialized scalp and hair sunscreens designed to protect and volumize your hair while enhancing its style – and we are sharing our top 5 considerations for those who are ready to take their hair care routine to the next level.

1. Choose a Sunscreen with a High SPF Level

The SPF (sun protection factor) is the measure of the sunscreen's effectiveness in providing sun protection. The higher the SPF, the more effective the sunscreen will be in shielding against the UV rays which can cause damage, sunburn, and skin cancer. We recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or 40 for the best protection.

2. Find a Sunscreen Specifically Formulated for Hair and Scalp Care

Generic sunscreen is usually not suitable for protecting and nourishing the scalp. To protect your scalp from the sun’s harsh rays, use a sunscreen specifically formulated for hair and scalp care. Ideally, the product should contain vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients to provide nourishment and strength to the scalp and hair.

3. Look for a Sunscreen that Boosts Hair Volume

A good sunscreen should also contain a volume-boosting formulation so that your hair looks full and luscious even on hot days. A volume-boosting sunscreen usually includes collagen and silk amino acids, as well as other ingredients such as niacinamide, green tea extract, coffee extract, licorice root extract, and microalgae extract.

4. Make Sure that the Sunscreen Contains UV-Protection Actives

The sunscreen should also contain actives specifically designed to combat the harmful effects of UV rays. Common UV protection actives include homosalate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone. Make sure that the sunscreen you are considering contains these or other similar UV-protection actives.

5. Look for Sunscreen Enriched with Natural Oils

Finally, look for a sunscreen that contains natural oils like safflower seed oil and green tea oil. These natural oil help to nourish and strengthen the scalp and hair, while also providing styling benefits.


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