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Be careful of sunburns on your hair and scalp too!

Advice for your hair from a professional hairstylist.

 

Take care of the UV ray from the sun in your everyday life, that can't be seen with the naked eye. To protect against UV rays that will cause your skin to age more quickly, I believe that many people use sun-protection products on their face and neck, and take care of their arms and legs. Do you also take care to protect your hair and scalp from UV rays? Your hair and scalp also go under sunlight everyday, and similarly need protection.

How do you protect your hair and scalp from UV rays? Your hair and scalp also go under sunlight everyday, and similarly need protection.

 

The season when UV rays are the strongest... 

In a year, when do you think the amount of UV rays are the most? In Japan, there are four seasons, so UV rays = the sun = summer! Many believe it is July or August. It is true that summer is when the UV rays are the strongest, but it's actually in May that the UV rays start to increase in number. From then until September, the UV rays can go up to more than 3 times than that of winter. 

In a day, the period when the amount of UV rays are the most is noon time. In this time period, almost half of the entire day's UV rays are emitted. 

This data is for sunny days, but you shouldn't let your guard down even on cloudy days! Even on cloudy days, UV rays are still shining down, so we have to take care. 

 

The effect of invisible UV rays on your hair and scalp. 

It is well-known that UV rays have a negative effect on your skin. However, it less well-known that UV rays also affect your hair and skin. It is often said that too much exposure to UV rays will cause your skin to age, and the same thing happens to your hair and scalp.

When exposed to UV rays, the cuticles of your hair get damaged first. This results in not only your hair becoming dry and frizzy, but also causes your hair to become tangled from the friction between the strands of hair. 

However, the effect on your scalp is even deeper. When your scalp is exposed to UV rays, the cells that make hair also suffer negative effects, causing hair loss and thinning hair.  Of course, your scalp can be "sunburnt," just like your skin, and you may sometimes feel a stinging pain.

While your hair does protect your scalp, as a result of hair loss and thinning hair, your scalp may be exposed even more to UV rays, and suffer even more damage. This becomes a vicious cycle. 

 

Protection for your hair and scalp, against UV rays 

What should we do to protect our scalp and hair from UV rays? 

 

Wear a hat

I recommend something that has high breathability, and is not too stuffy. For those with long hair, a hat with a big brim can help to avoid direct contact with UV rays. Nowadays, there are even hats that you can fold and conveniently put into your bag. 

 

Use an parasol

For those who worry that a hat would ruin their hairstyle, I think it would be good to use a parasol that has "anti-UV" properties. You could also choose an umbrella that is black on both the inside and the outside, so that the UV rays that reflect from the ground are also absorbed, giving your hair and scalp double protection.

 

Use hairspray with UV protection.

Nowadays, there are products that can be used not only on your skin, but also on your hair and scalp. However, as these products are not as well known, there are also fewer products being sold. Every year, more and more products are being made, and you can buy them easily on the Internet. Do note that just like UV-protection products for the skin, you have to wash your hair properly before you sleep, to get rid of the product in your hair.  

 

Home-care treatment

Even if you are taking proper measures to protect your skin and hair from UV rays, make sure not to let your guard down, and make sure to also take care of your hair with treatment. Art-Noise SHA treatment is the first in the world to use "pellicer," which is recognized worldwide as having hair improvement properties, and lipdure, which has 3 times as much moisturizing effect as hyaluronic acid, to the greatest concentration. As it also contains "keratin," which supplies your hair with protein as you continue using it, it is able to revive even highly damaged hair to by shiny and resilient.  

 

Split ends and hair breakage, even hair loss and graying hair - there are too many problems caused by UV rays to count. Let's protect your healthy hair and scalp by following the above-mentioned measures carefully.

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