Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

The effects of sun on your hair: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Is your hair scared of the sun? It needn’t always be.

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By the Hairsutras Team

Dodging the Sun in shadows or donning a scarf isn’t the answer - understanding the real problem is! The Sun has both good and bad effects on your hair - it is up to you to balance the amount of Sun you & your hair gets.

Here’s explaining the effects of Sun on hair.

Let’s start with The Good. Vitamin D: It is common knowledge that the Sun is one of the most natural dealers of Vitamin D. Your hair needs this to prevent hair loss, amongst other things. So go on and soak it up one sunrise at a time.

Moving on the The Bad. Hydrolipidic Film: Your scalp is naturally coated with a hydrolipidic film, that fights against external bacteria. Too much sun can unfortunately damage this film (like it does to your skin).

Getting down to The Ugly. Epithelial cells: These little ladies are the cells working in the hair growth department. They are, however, sensitive to the UV light emitted by the Sun. UV rays deplete levels of Vitamin E and C in these cells, and that just doesn’t go down well with them.

The Solutions

There is a way to combat the bad and the ugly. We have them right here!

Oil strengthens your scalp’s natural security system – scalp as well as hair strands! So oil your hair nicely (Psst…moms are great at this). Jasmine-infused coconut oil especially does the trick – the antioxidants in jasmine oil protect you against the sun, and the fragrance doesn't hurt either!

Drink, drink, drink like a fish. Water keeps your hair hydrated (from the inside). So make sure you get plenty of it!

You need Vitamin C, D and E. Either take your vitamins via supplements, or eat foods rich in vitamins, and keep your scalp oiled with jasmine infused-coconut oil. (The antioxidants in jasmine oil protect you against the Sun - and the fragrance doesn't hurt, either!)

Don’t let the Sun take your sunshine away! Go outdoors and embrace it.

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SUMMARY
  • The Sun creates a lasting impact on your hair – both good and bad.
  • While the rays allow for a boost in Vitamin D, they also can damage the scalp.
  • The solution isn’t to avoid the Sun entirely – it is to hydrate your hair from the inside with natural oils.
     
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