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Summer Scalp Sunburn Prevention

It’s that time again- summer time! The rays of the sun are at their peak, and like any smart gal you are probably applying enough sunscreen to protect a small country. But what about that scalp? It’s easy to forget about your crown, but you shouldn’t neglect it when it comes to protecting it from the sun. Here’s the best way to protect your scalp without weighing down your locks.

The Recipe

You can always don a floppy hat, a la Jackie Onassis, or use an umbrella but there’s something else you can do too. Mix together one tablespoon of SPF 50 lotion or liquid into a half a cup of water and stir until dissolved. Put it in a spray bottle and then either spritz it on or rub it into your scalp and hair before going out for some fun in the sun.

For Oily Hair

If your hair tends to be on the oily side you should consider a powdered sunscreen. Most come with a brush application that won’t spill all over, and you can use it for a finishing powder to set your makeup if it gets shiny. Double duty is a definite plus!

Frizz Busting

If you’re fighting the good fight against frizz then you may need to consider a different approach. There are products available that help to fight frizz and protect the hair and the scalp. These products manage to protect from UV rays and hydrate those tresses and keep them impenetrable to humidity. As your stylist about it!

If You Burn

You’re human, so sometimes you may forget the sunscreen and burn your scalp – so what now? Well, when you wash your hair you’ll want to use warm or cool water with a moisturizing shampoo. Then liberally apply aloe vera to your roots. This will help to sooth the burn and encourage healing.

Now get out there and enjoy that summer sun!

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