- How does sun damage occur?
- What are the signs of sun damage?
- How does one protect and repair sun damage?
How does sun damage occur?
Although we may not know it, hair follicles are similar to skin cells and get affected by the sun in the same way. As hair acts as a barrier between the sun and skin, it unfortunately bears the brunt of UV rays. Exposure to UVA and UVB radiation impairs the very structure of the hair shaft and cuticle, leaving it damaged and lifeless. It also degrades the protein present in hair like keratin, thus making it brittle and dry. Finally, sun exposure can also affect melanin content, hence making hair much lighter and dryer.
What are the signs of sun damage?
Regardless of the season, any kind of sun exposure, especially in the summer negatively affects the hair. If you’ve left your hair unprotected for very long, then you’ll probably notice that it has gotten incredibly dry, much lighter in colour and excessively frizzy. You may also see strand breakage and split ends. These are all too common signs that you’ve let your hair get damaged for far too long by the sun.
How does one protect and repair sun damage?
Ok, so your hair has gotten dry beyond compare. Thankfully, the solution lies in the Dove Dryness Care Shampoo and Conditioner. Its unique Pro-Moisture Complex nourishes the hair from deep within and drives away dryness. Thanks to these two, you’ll be left with softer, smoother hair like never before!
As your hair is a shield that protects your skin cells, one more way to keep it safe is to lend it a protective layer. You can do this with a thin film of hair oil, a hat or a scarf which will effectively keep sun rays at bay.
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