The risk of sunburn and cancer on the scalp is real. Over time, UV rays from the sun can cause genetic changes and malignant tumors in the scalp and skin. Even if you don’t burn, your scalp can still suffer from the ill-effects of the sun. The ultraviolet radiation breaks down your hair’s protective layers, leaving the scalp and hair dry and brittle. This can lead to hair thinning and breakage.
In fact, if you already have thinning hair, the sun is a likely culprit. When your scalp is not adequately protected from the sun’s UV rays, the sun’s energy can strip away the protective lipids, essentially destroying the strength of the strands and making your hair look and feel thin.
But don’t worry, because you can easily prevent this damage. The key is to wear sunscreen on your scalp and hair. This form of sun protection will not only protect your scalp from UV rays and sunburns, but it will also nourish and strengthen your hair.
It’s important to use a formulation specifically designed for scalp and hair protection. These products are formulated with powerful UV actives and nutrient-rich ingredients, such as antioxidants, amino acids, collagen, and silk amino acids. They are also infused with natural oils and extracts, such as niacinamide, green tea extract, coffee extract, licorice root extract, microalgae extract, and safflower seed oil and green tea oil. These ingredients help to protect the scalp, nourish the hair from root to tip, and lift and style your locks for a luxurious, full-bodied look.
These scalp and hair sunscreens are easy to use. Simply apply the sunscreen from the center of your scalp working outward. Massage it into your scalp lightly and evenly, and then work any extra product through the length of your hair. Use your hands to style, fluff, and add volume. That’s it!
So, if you’re in California or any other sunny state, protect your scalp and hair from sun damage with sunscreen. Not only will it help protect your scalp from burns and cancer, but it will also nourish and strengthen your hair so you can look and feel your best every day.