Scalp Protection

FAQs on Scalp Protection from Sun Damage & Thinning Hair – a Florida-Focused Guide

When it comes to scalp protection, there’s no such thing as being over-cautious. With UV rays causing more than just sunburn and skin cancer, the array of sun damage that harm the scalp includes the acceleration of hair thinning and hair loss. To safeguard yourself from greater risks, from wrinkles to weakened hair follicles, protecting your scalp with a balanced mix of prevention and rejuvenation is key to preventing sun damage and hair thinning.

This Florida-focused guide will provide answers to all the frequently asked questions to hair thinning and hair loss due to UV damage. What kind of sunscreen is needed, and can it prevent sun damage? What are the signs to look out for? What can you do to slow down the damage?

What can be done proactively to protect your scalp?

Whether you’re basking in the Florida sun or a regular beach-goer, the first step to protecting yourself from further damage is to apply a scalp and hair sunscreen with an SPF of 40 or higher. This should be done before stepping out, even during colder months. If the area being exposed to sunlight or harsh environment is extensive such as for beach days, it would be prudent to re-apply sunscreens every two hours or after any physical activity that causes you to sweat.

Our dermatologists have formulated our Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 to specially protect, style and volumize your hair. Created with quality ingredients and free of parabens, mineral oils, and phthalates, our sunscreen offers GuardedSun ProtectionTM to prevent sunburn and skin cancer. Taking your scalp’s health one step further to prevent and nourish, our sunscreen also provides your hair with amino acids, antioxidants, and nutrients to nourish it and protect it from environmental damage.

What are the signs of scalp sun damage, and how can you slow it down?

Unlike conventional sunblocks, our sunscreen is enriched with collagen and silk amino acids to strengthen, safflower seed oil and green tea oil to nourish, and other rich antioxidants such as niacinamide, green tea extract, coffee extract, and licorice root extract to protect your hair from within.

The most dead-giveaway signs of sun damage to your scalp and hair are discoloration, sawing brittle hair, and thinning hair. In the event that some damage has been done, however, it is far from too late to take action. Making the necessary lifestyle changes to increase your scalp and hair’s health will go a long way in preventing further damage.

The first step to reversing any damage done to your scalp is to consult a trusted dermatologist to strengths/treatments available for you. Taking proper measures such as applying a reconstructing mask to your hair, and switching to a less damaging hair routine to keep hair healthy. Most importantly, maintaining a balanced diet with enough protein, vitamins, and minerals will help oxygenate the scalp and reduce sun damage.

What is the takeaway?

Ultimately, prevention is the best and only way to ensure sun damage does not harm your scalp. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreens and sun hats, and moisture-rich scalp treatments to ensure your scalp and hair is at its fullest potential.


Scalp Protection,

Sun Damage,

Thinning Hair

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