Summer is here, but have you thought about the negative side effects sun has on our body and hair? Hair, being one of prominent features, must be protected from the harmful UVA and UVB rays that can significantly damage it. Those who havehair loss issues, know the benefits of using natural products instead of using branded ones, which contain silicone and other harmful chemicals.
DIY hair sun protection products unlike the branded one are made with natural ingredients loaded with vitamins essential for healthy hair. When preparing your own hair mask or other product, you choose which ingredients to use, from different fruits and vegetables to essential vitamins. Furthermore, DIY hair products are not damaging to hair regardless of the type and texture. For example, if you prepare an oil-control hair mask but have dry hair, the mask will not cause any damage. On the other hand, when you use a branded product not designed for your hair type, it can significantly affect the health of your hair and even cause hair loss in women (some, not all).
No matter how natural a branded product may be, certain chemicals are used in order to enable its long shelf life. Therefore, it is better to use fresh fruits and other natural ingredients that will boost hair growth and make your hair shiner and healthier. Even though DIY hair masks require longer preparation time, they are safer and more efficient than branded ones that are surely easy to use and apply, but can seriously damage your hair. Here are few quick and easy DIY hair products you can make at home.
DIY Sun Protecting With Flax Seed Gel – A very effective DIY hair solution that protects your hair from the sun. Mix 2 cups of water and a quarter cup of flax seed in a pan until you get a gluey consistence. Add Brazilian Buriti, rosemary or any other essential oil you prefer. Add vitamins A, B and E since they are known to absorb UV rays and reduce the damage from the sun. Mix well all ingredients , put on the hair (make sure you completely cover it), leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Make Your Own Sun Protection Spray – Since, some brand products contribute to hair loss in women, it is highly recommendable to use your own sun protection product. Here’s an easy one. Get an empty bottle and fill 1/3 of it with regular water. Add some sunscreen and regular or leave-in conditioner, mix well and spray on your hair. It will keep your hair soft and frizz free.