Transitioning from Chemically Treated Hair

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A study conducted in the year 2008 offered two results that stuck out to us; the first major result was that 75 percent of women in the US dye their hair on a regular basis. The second statistic which caught our attention as that a whopping 88 percent of American women feel that their hair has an effect on their confidence levels!

If you’re like the majority of women in the country, you’ve colored your hair for all kinds of reasons. Whether you’ve done so to hide a few grays or you just generally enjoy the ability to change the color of your hair, you may have finally decided that you’re ready to go chemical free and let your natural locks grow free. Many people find themselves at this point for a variety of reasons. Whatever your reason, we’re here to help; read on to find out how you can successfully transition from chemically treated hair.

Do you highlight your hair on the regular?
If so, your transition away from chemically treated hair is arguably the easiest. Simply work on growing out those locks without coloring them, keeping in mind that you’ll have to rock different colored roots for a few weeks. The roots aren’t all bad, though! Since the ombre look is in, you should totally embrace the look of your grown out dye job. If you can’t stand the outgrown look, that’s okay too. You can have low lights placed in, reaping the chemical benefits just once or twice more. The lowlights will give you more of a natural look as you let the color grow out.

Do you color your hair a darker shade?
If you darken your hair on your own, it is probably worth your while to visit a professional for this transition. You should allow your hair to grow out for about two-to-three months, this way the stylist is able to get a goof idea of your natural hair color. Depending how dark you typically dye your hair, the stylist will with lighten the color or strip the color, either way, they have the goal of “lifting” the color. Once the color has been listed, they will re-color your hair by applying a solution that will produce your natural color. After that, your hair will continue to grow out and match the dye-job.

Have you been hiding grays?
If you’re ready to embrace your natural silver streaks, understand that the process may involve a bit more their the first two. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic gray shade that works for everyone because believe it or not, everyone’s shade of gray is different. That said, here are a few options for you to consider when transitioning from chemically treated hair.

– Depending on your current hairstyle, you will benefit from frequent, shortcuts. Obviously, your natural hair color will fully grow out much faster if you’re rocking a pixie cut.

– Assuming that your hair isn’t totally gray yet, you can have your stylist put in some highlights or lowlights (whichever suit the color of your natural hair) to help with the transition until your natural hair has grown all the way out.

– Instead of coloring your hair with a permeate color, use a demi- permeate. Demi colors don’t completely cover grays and they fade rather quick. Although many people avoid demi’s for these reasons, it makes them a great choice to cover your new-growth roots with, since they will allow the gray to shine through and over time all will fade to your natural color.

Take Years Off Your Look

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The inevitable thing about life is we all get older; whether we like to accept it or not, part of getting older is acting and looking the part. Truth be told, your skin tone probably is not the same shade that it was in college. So why are you still getting your roots colored the same shade that you chose when you landed your first job? Believe it or not, one of the biggest secrets to taking years off your look is to choose the best color for your current skin tone. Now, one thing to keep in mind is that skin tone and skin color are not exactly the same thing. Typically, skin tone is described as warm, cool, or neutral; this is the skin’s undertone that shows through the color of the surface of your skin. This means that regardless of various changes in the actual color of skin (such as a sun tan or skin rash) the skin tone always remains the same.

Keeping the above in mind, your skin color or your complexion tends to develop a dull color, or what some might call pale. When your hair color is the suited to your skin tone, the dulling skin makes it more obvious, and it can make you look drained and tired. No one should look washed out, even on their worst days! To make sure you look your best at any age, keep reading and find out which color complements your skin tone.

Fair with Cool Undertones
You should try… an auburn hair color with a shine reflecting dimension, this will bring out the natural pink in your cheeks, making you skin appear fuller and younger! If you’re not one for reds, you may like a multidimensional blond hair color, which will offset any dullness in your facial skin, making your skin like brighter.

Fair with Warm Undertones
You should try… soft copper colored hair. This color will flatter your age by creating an illusion to soften wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the eyes.

Between Fair and Medium with Warm Undertones
You should try… a natural looking ombre, much like Julia Roberts sun-kissed look. The low placed lighter colors draw attention away from the hallowing areas of the face, giving the appearance of immature facial skin.

Medium with Cool Undertones
You should try… a silky soft black hair color. As long as you don’t kill and dry out your hair with heat tools day after day, your hair will give off a young radiance. Keep in mind that jet-black can be harsh, but if you stick to a soft black your complexion will appear smooth and young.

Medium with Warm Undertones
You should try… a golden or milk chocolate brown hair color. This color is one that flatters women of any age. This works even better if you have brown eyes! The coordination your hair and eye colors create a natural bronze appearance for youthful looking skin.

When Is It Time To Wash?

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Surely you’ve read articles that suggest you should wash your only once every other day. Maybe your sister-in-law told you that the answer to all your hair troubles was to wash your hair just once a week. Perhaps the truth is that although you know that it does more harm than good, you simply can’t even imagine what your hair would be like if you didn’t wash it every morning. You’re not alone. Many women are beyond confused how often they should actually be washing those locks. The problem is that so many women are looking for a one-size-fits-all answer to the question; more specifically a question that is totally dependent on the person asking!

Now, you may already know your scalp naturally produces oils, which you probably see only as the annoying grease that you need to wash out of your hair in the morning. It is often overlooked that these natural oils, which cover your roots at the end of a long day, are extremely nourishing. When you slather on that sudsy shampoo, you are actually stripping your scalp and hair of all these healthy oils. Eventually, one of two things happens: (1) the hair becomes brutally dry, broken and frizzy, or (2) the scalp overcompensates for the repetitive oil loss by producing more and more oils.

Check out the guide below which will give you a better idea of when you should be washing your hair, no matter what type of hair you have.

For those with Thin or Fine Straight Hair
You probably find that your hair is either always falling flat or always feeling oily, simply because your hair isn’t able to maintain volume as easy as other hair types. Washing can be tricky as both over-washing and under-washing can take a toll on your hair. To avoid flat, lifeless hair you should try to wash with shampoo and conditioner about three to four times per week. You are likely to experience the best results when using volumizing and moisturizing hair products. When conditioning, be sure that you are only adding the conditioner in the middle and lower parts of the hair, this way don’t over moisturize and weigh down the roots.

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For those with Thick Straight Hair
People have probably been telling you for years how great your hair was, right? Although it may take an hour (or more) to dry sometimes, you are able to maintain your ‘do’s for days. This is great because it is recommended that people with thick straight hair wash once every other day, at the very most. If your hair is dry due to heat damage or over-washing, switch to a hydrating and repairing shampoo and conditioner.

For those with Tight Curls
It’s likely that you have the driest hair of all three hair types. The simple explanation is that it takes much longer for the natural oils to work their way down a curly strand of hair in comparison to how easily it is to slide down straight strands. For this reason, the best hair days are likely to happen if you give your hair two or three days in between washes. When washing, you’ll want to be sure that both your shampoo and conditioner are ultra moisturizing.

Are You A Cool Or A Warm Blonde?

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Have you ever had your hair colored to perfection, only to look into the mirror a few weeks later and notice that your hair had a strange yellow tint to it? If so, this yellow tint that you noticed is actually a Brassy tone. Brassy tones are probably the top complaint of those with blonde hair. That said, brassy tones are the result of extra blonde warm tones.

If you’re unsure of what all of this hair color mumbo jumbo means, check this out: When your stylist is creating the formula to color your hair, he or she is using a color wheel to determine which chemicals will make for the best color. Before mixing up the color, during the consulting part of the appointment you might hear her use the terms brassy and ashy. When referring to the entire color wheel, brassy or warm tones include the colors red, orange, and yellow, while ashy or cool tones include green, blue, and violet. However, when speaking only of the blonde spectrum it is easiest to think of a scale that goes from 1 to 15. Imagine the beginning of this scale being a warm yellow mustard color, but as the numbers on the scale progress to the center of the scale (say 7 or 8) it lightens to a neutral cream color. Because you can’t get much lighter than cream or white, the remainder of the scale will go from white to gray. Remember, yellow is at the start of the spectrum, and is considered a brassy color, which means it’s warm; thus the opposite side of the scale is cool. What does all this mean for you? Simply those whose blonde hair is more of a sweet sunny color are warm blondes. Of course, this means that those who have silver or platinum colored hair are cool blondes.

Now that you have a better idea of the difference between warm and cool blondes, you certainly have an understanding of why your bleach blonde isn’t as bleach colored as it once was – because for one reason or another the cool, ashy tones have faded to warm, brassy ones. Some ladies may be okay with the warmer tones but others can’t stand it! If you find that you’re one of those who isn’t a fan of the warmer tones, check out the tips below to reverse and prevent them!

  • Use a violet shampoo for regular maintenance. Since violet and yellow are on opposite sides of the color wheel, the purple color works to neutralize the brassy color. Sometimes violet or purple shampoos can be extremely drying, which is the last thing that vulnerable, bleached hair needs. Protract your hairs integrity while preventing brassiness by alternating violet shampoo with your regular shampoo every other day.
  • Use a violet conditioning treatment on a semi-regular basis. This is a great option if you are a fan of conditioning treatments and are able to find the time do them every-so-often.
  • Schedule a toning treatment with your stylist in-between root touch-up appointments. If you notice that the brassiness acts up during the summer it’s because the sand and salt water tend to do some serious damage to cool tones. It can be annoying, but it is also super easy for your stylist to take care of with a toning treatment.

Over the Rainbow

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Rainbow colored hair is one of the hottest trends in the beauty world right now! If you’re like the majority of women interested in the look, chances are you have no clue of how to go about the vibrant style. If you are feeling a bit lost in the clouds over the rainbow look – but that’s okay! Read on to gather the info of everything you need to know for rocking the rainbow.

Color and Incorporation
If you’re reading this article, chances are more than likely that you’ve already begun looking into the different colors and styles that fall under the umbrella term of Rainbow Hair. It seems that there are more and more options everyplace you look. If you know you want to go for the look, but are looking for some extra inspiration, here are a just a few of our favorite color palettes and a handful of ways to incorporate the color into your hair:

  • Standard Rainbow: Just as it sounds, standard rainbow uses the six elementary rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple).
  • Electric Rainbow: This selection of colors is just a bit different from the standard rainbow in that instead of sticking to the typical rainbow shades, the colors are amplified; think of using highlighters to color a rainbow, rather than crayons.
  • Unicorn: This theme is super delicate and ultimately favored by those who typically stick to lighter color palettes. Colors in the unicorn rainbow include silver and very light blue and pink.
  • Watermelon: The daring watermelon rainbow includes the two main colors of the juicy fruit, pink and green.

Keep in mind that the color themes mentioned above make a very limited list. There are many, many more rainbow hair colors including electric watermelon, sherbet, mermaid, and more; the color options are endless. Once you’ve chosen the colors for your new look, you’ll need to decide how you’re going to incorporate the color into your hair.

  • A (very) full set of highlights: this will give you multi-colored streaks evenly throughout your hair.
  • Rainbow Roots: With this method, the rainbow color will not be visible when your hair is styled straight and left down, however as soon as you curl your hair, put it up, or even run your fingers through it, the rainbow color will pop.
  • Under Lights: This is very similar to rainbow roots, the variance being that there is less color and it is more of a streaky color than a chunky root color.
  • Under Layer: this is similar to getting a partial set of highlights; instead of getting the color on top of your head it will be under layers of hair and only visible when you pull your hair up into a ponytail or bun.

When the Trend Ends…
Just like any other bright beauty trend, this one will one day come to an end, which is why it’s important to keep in mind that rainbow hair is a pretty hefty commitment. If you’re not sure you can handle the commitment, there are a number of ways to rock the rainbow with lesser commitment, such as semi-color, hair chalk, and colored hair spray. That said, if you’re up for the commitment, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind during the heat of the trend, as well as when the trend starts to die down:

  • More likely than not, your stylist will have to bleach your hair prior to adding in a multiplicity of colors. This means that your hair will be extremely fragile as it will have gone through a double process to get where you want it. To maintain your hair’s integrity, it’s a good idea to use a deep conditioning treatment once a week or so. Another way to care for your newly colored hair is to wash it less frequently, this way it has a chance to absorb all those natural oils before they get washed out.
  • Keep in mind the typical fading time for the colors you’ve chosen; you may have residual hair color when the rainbow trend begins to die down. The best thing you can do in this case is to let the color fade naturally. By doing so, you are prolonging any re-damaging of the hair that may happen when you choose to dye your hair again. Typically, green, blue, and purple take the longest to fade.
  • No matter what color you dye your hair, new growth will appear, giving you those oh-so-dreaded-roots. With a “typical” color, you can simply visit your stylist to re-high light the new-growth and solve the problem, but it doesn’t work quite the same with rainbow colored hair. Eventually, you will be waiting for your color to fade, as your roots grow in and the trend has ended. You don’t want to color the roots, as this would only defeat the purpose to letting the color fade. But, remember you did a double process, which means under all that color, the hair cuticle is much lighter than the root, which makes things difficult. The best way to avoid awkward roots is to allow your hair to go through the natural fading process and have your stylist help you get your hair color where you want it.

Summer 2016 Hair Hues

Women have been changing up their hairstyles for summer ever since new hair hues and fancy cuts became an option. Now that beach season is finally here, you may be yearning for the perfect new ‘do. This summer, its all about going lighter, brighter, and intense with those locks. Check out our list of summer 2016 hair hues, and get ready to heat up your look!

Nude
When it comes to fashion and makeup, nude tones are all the rage right now; it was only a matter of time before nude hair started gaining popularity. Nude is created through a balance of warm and cool tones. The opposing tones sort of “cancel” each other out and create a flattering natural color that looks great on all skin tones.

Pewter Blonde

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Pewter Blonde
Blonde is always a safe summer color but this summer, light blonde is turning up a notch! Pewter blonde is great for those who are already rocking beach-bum colored locks. Your stylist will likely make this look work for you by adding a full set of platinum highlights, then throwing in a few silver streaks. You can even request that your stylist to add in some honey or gold streaks in the front to help frame the face.

Watermelon
That’s right, your favorite summer snack might just be your favorite hair hue of summer 2016. Perhaps the most adventurous color trend of the season, watermelon hair is created through a double process. Your stylist will start by lifting or bleaching the hair so that it a ready for color, then (s)he will combine vivid greens  in the upper two-thirds, which will melt into sweet flirty pinks in the bottom portion of the hair.

creamy blonde hair hue

Creamy Blonde
For those of you who love blonde hues, but aren’t digging the rock ‘n’ roll vibe of pewter blonde, you might be interested in going for a creamy blonde color. Your stylist will add a mix of golden hues and white blonde hues, for a sexy, sophisticated, creamy blonde look that flatters just about every skin tone.

Color Bleed
The color bleed trend can be done with virtually any two hair colors, although we think the trend looks best on those with already-dark hair. Similar to an ombre, your stylist will gradually blend the vibrant color of your choice from the roots all the way down. When done correctly, it should not look like over-due new growth, rather the colors should just melt into each other.

Snowlights highlighting

Snow Lights
The trend of “snowlight” highlights began this spring and is getting more and more popular.  This new trend that every blonde girl should try is easy to achieve. Your stylist will take your hair to the next level by adding pale blonde highlights all throughout your hair, creating the illusion of lifted, shimmering locks.

Auburn Balayage
For all the girls who are in-love with Selena Gomez’s hair, but not to sure why, here’s your answer! Selena has been rocking her layered auburn balayage, and you can rock this look too! Ideal for longer-layered styles, your stylist will add dimension to already dark hair by strategically placing auburn colored streaks throughout the middle and end portions of the hair. You’ll leave the salon with locks that look like they’ve been kissed by sun.

Try These Japanese Hairstyles

The country of Japan is recognized worldwide for lush, inimitable culture. The people of Japan are known for their fun, yet modish style. Notorious for following all the latest beauty trends, Japanese women frequently sport unique and head-turning hairstyles. Many have wider foreheads that they prefer to hide with bangs; they also believe that bangs, which just barely reach the eyes, alude a sort of desirable-mystery about them. Generally speaking, Japanese women often keep their hair at a healthy, medium to long length. That said, those who prefer to keep their hair on the shorter side tend to have a layered look. In addition to their unique cuts, Japanese women are no strangers to wearing the latest hair color trends, as hair dye often complements their fair skin tone. Check out the popular Japanese hairstyles below and give them a try for yourself!  

Japanese hairstyle

Glam Doll
This look is directly inspired Barbie. In fact, there are a group of women who idolize Barbie, and for this reason, dress up like Barbie regularly. If you want to show off your young and fun side, this look is perfect for you. The Glam Doll leaves plenty of room for personalization, simply because it includes anything that Barbie herself would approve of – the one must-have in the look is thick, full bangs (bonus points is they’re styled with a large barrel round brush). Other than that, you can make the look your own with long, pin-straight locks or large, perfectly placed, bouncy curls. Master the look by adding hair clips, bows, and more!

Roller Buns
This style has reminded popular for more than a few years now. Most often worn by those with shorter cuts or those who belong to the younger generations, the look is super easy to achieve. Begin by creating a center part all the way through your hair, then use an elastic to secure a semi-messy bun on each side of your head. The buns are typically placed up higher on the head, but you can add your own personality to the style be securing them as high or low as you’d like. If you need the look to appear more polished, secure two pigtails, then use two small hair donuts to create buns.

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Kitty Ears
This look is for anyone who likes to be the center of attention. What you’re going to do is create two tiny pigtails that should line up diagonally above your eyes. Use a regular sized hair tie to secure the pigtail, then twist it around and around just until it starts to coil on itself. Next, wrap the twisted pony completely around the hair tie. Once all the hair is wound up, stick two bobby pins at the base of the kitty ear, so that they are crossing over each other like an X. Once secured with bobby pins, use your finger to pull the center of the wrapped hair up just a bit, in order to create the classic pointy kitty ear.

Twisted Bouffant
This half-up-half-down style looks stunning on those with medium length layered hair, plus it takes almost no effort at all! Simply start by pulling your hair into a loose half pony and use the tip of a comb to pull out just a few small sections of hair. Rather than just securing the pony right away, use our fingers to twist the pony atop itself. Once it’s as twisted as you like, slip a few bobby pins in the top and the bottom of the twist. You can even heat the look up a bit by curling the loose hair – perfect for date night.

Sulfate or Sulfate-Free Shampoo?

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What even are sulfates? Chances are the question has crossed your mind more than a few times over the past few years, as sulfate-free shampoo has been on the rise for the past eight years. You’ve probably heard that sulfates are bad for you and that you should use them, but chances are you aren’t too sure why. To finally put all the sulfate inquiries to an end, read on and find out exactly what sulfates are, and the benefits of using sulfate free shampoos.

Essentially, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (e.g. SLES, SLS, ALS), most commonly known as “sulfates” are ultra powerful cleansers that are added to shampoo to cut through grease and grime, and allow shampoo to lather and give it the sudsy, bubbliness that we all love. Sulfates aren’t only found in shampoos either; sulfates are a common ingredient in bar soap, face wash, toothpaste, and even dish detergent, toilet cleaner, and kitchen wipes. Yes, dish detergent, toilet cleaner and kitchen wipes. The thing is, somewhere along the line, consumers began asking for more lather, as they believed more lather resulted in a better clean; they were wrong. Believe it or not, the amount of lather has nothing to do with how well a shampoo cleanses.

Using sulfate shampoo you are taking the chance of creating total stress and turmoil on your locks. There are four (pretty major) drawbacks of using sulfate shampoo.

  1. Scalp irritations/ scalp acne/ scalp rashes: Crazy, right? One’s first thought to rid scalp acne is probably to wash it with a hard-core shampoo; this is the wrong way to go about it though! Sulfates may actually worsen scalp irritations including acne, dandruff, and eczema.
  2. Dry and damaged hair and scalp: As mentioned above, sulfates cut through grease. While this might make sense at first, it is important to realize the “grease” shampoo is cutting through are actually the healthy and natural oils on your scalp. This means that by the time you’ve lathered and rinsed, you’ve stripped your hair of all its natural moisture (that which conditioner can’t replace), and will find your hair and scalp quite dryer than usual.
  3. Fading hair color: This one may not affect everyone, as it is particular to those who color their hair. Remember, sulfate shampoo is a hard cleansing detergent that is even used in kitchen wipes. The same way that a kitchen wipe strips beat juice disappear from a cutting board, it will strip the hair color right off the hair cuticle.
  4. Hair loss: In addition to stripping your hair of its natural oils, sulfates have actually been found corrode the hair follicles. Corrosion leads to lasting damage, lasting damage leads to hair loss.

And sulfate-free shampoo doesn’t have any of these drawbacks? You are probably asking yourself at this point, and to answer your question: sulfate-free shampoos are dissimilar in the very fact that they don’t irritate the scalp, damage the hair, fade color or initiate hair loss. That said, there are a two things to keep in mind when making the switch to sulfate-free shampoo.

  1. You may miss the later, but remember, later does not equate to clean. It might feel a bit strange washing your hair at first, you’ll get used to it!
  2. You may notice that your hair is actually oily. When using a sulfate shampoo, all of your hair’s natural oils were stripped, in defense of the harsh sulfates, your hair may have a few days of an oil surge when you first switch to sulfate-free shampoo. Your hair will catch on to the change you’ve made and the oil production will seize.

Creating Summer Highlights

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The summer season and highlighted hair have had a close relationship for longer than we can remember; for some reason, the sun just seems to inspire us to lighten up our locks. More than likely you’ve ended up here, reading this very article, because summertime has got you interested in a lighter do. In previous years the decision to “highlighting your hair” left you to choose between two options: thick and chunky highlights, or thin and piece-y streaks. Thankfully, artist of the beauty world has provided us with more than a few choices today.

Being that a girl’s highlighting choices aren’t as limited as they once were, we have pulled together a few different highlighting style options. Take your time reading through the highlighting possibilities, that way you know exactly what you want when you make your next salon appointment.

A Summertime Balayaged Lob
What better way to rock the hottest haircut of the moment, the l(ong b)ob, than to bring in some added dimension with a tortoiseshell balayage to lighten things up?! Tell your stylist that you’re interested in an ecaille balayage, let him/her take the rest from there.

Light and Long Summertime Hair
If you’re the person who wants highlight your hair as much as possible, without actually going all-blonde, you’ll love the idea of light and long highlights. This works best on hair that is a natural light brown, but can be achieved in the double process as well for those of you who have darker hair. Either way, explain to your stylist that you want a full set of dimensional blonde highlights.

Heavy Highs and Lows
For those of you that love the look of thick, chunky highlights, you should opt for a partial set of highlights mixed with a partial set of lowlights. Make your look stand out every once and a while a by curling your hair to revile each and every low and highlight.

Long hair highlights

Subtle and Strong Summer Highlights
If you know you want highlights, but are scared that you’ll look too blonde, this is the perfect look for you. Your stylist will create somewhat of a hybrid ombre; your highlights will start ¼ to ½ the way down your hair shaft. Some streaks will be thick and rather subtle, while others will be a bit stronger. The alternating pattern creates an illusion of natural sunkissed highlights, the only difference is the highlights are right where you want them.

Brown + Blonde + Honey hues
If you’re interested in a dimensional look, but don’t necessarily want the look of artificial highlights, you are the perfect candidate for tai-colored highlights. Tell your stylist that you’re in light brown lowlights, blonde highlights and honey highlights. Did we mention that this look looks radiant on just about every skin tone?

Frosted in the Summertime
Do you already have blonde hair, but find that you still wish to go lighter for the summer? That’s okay! This can easily be done with a partial highlight, just a few shades lighter than your base blonde, and a total toning treatment. A week or so later you may notice the silver or frosted tones begin to fade, to keep your hair just as silver and vibrant as the day you walk out of the salon, go ahead and buy a high-quality toning shampoo.

Protecting Your Scalp From Sunburn

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Sunburns suck, don’t they? Although some women experience sunburn’s side effects on a more intense level than others, all women (and men, too) have ultimately experienced the itchy, painful, peeling, red skin resulting from the sun’s harmful rays. There are some women who might claim that their skin does not actually burn, instead their skin tans; do not let these denial bearing women fool you. When women lay out in the sun for hours on end, letting their skin darken, they are in fact still burning their skin — the tan will still itch and peel if it is not taken care properly. On top of that, dermatologists are diagnosing more cases of melanoma, or skin cancer, than ever before. Also, it is no secret that sun exposure ages young looking skin faster than anything else.

So, why are women still leaving their houses day after day without slathering themselves with sunscreen first? Sadly enough, this question remains unanswered. Fortunately, the women who have made their way to this article are aware and conscience of the harmful threats posed by the sun’s UVA/UVB rays.

Just because the sun makes threats, does not mean that it should be avoided! With the wide variety of sunscreen options on the market today, there truly is no excuse to not use it. But what about those of you who are aware of the sun’s threats, applying sunscreen on a day to day basis but are still getting a sunburnt scalp?

Girl, your shouts for help have been heard.You can take peace in knowing that (1) you are not alone in this, and (2) there are simple measures that can be taken to protect your scalp from sunburn, today!

Soliciting Powerful Products to Ward Off Rays
With the widespread awareness of the damage caused by the sun, there are endless amounts of products (that are not just for your skin) in drugstores and specialty boutiques which offer reliable UVA/UVB protection. In addition to enhanced UVA/UVB facial moisturizer, and enhanced UVA/UVB foundation, there are also hair products which protect your hair and scalp from the killer rays. Popular products include leave-in conditioners, sun-ray protection sprays, and UVA/UVB protectant fortified hair sprays. But, there is even more! In addition to the previous powerful products, which particularly protect your locks, there are products that will protect your scalp from a sunburn and its side effects; these two products include:

  • Protective sun oils, which can be used on wet or dry hair, by massaging the product through your locks and into your scalp. Not only will your hair and scalp be protected, but it will feel like your head just got a facial.
  • Sunscreen powders, which are actually found in the makeup section! Go ahead and grab some UVA/UVB protectant foundation powder, apply it where your hair parts, and use your fingers to rub it in. Not only is this great for those who have oily hair, but chances are you will be able to find a shade that matches your hair color, and it can be used to hide any unwanted grays!