Have you ever thought about using SPF on your hair during the months when you may be spending a lot of time on the beach, playing tennis, or just being outdoors during sunny days? Probably not.
It turns out that SPF for haircare is something we should pay attention to. Not only should we protect our bodies, we should also spray sunscreen on our scalps.
Hairblues has discussed this topic before, but I can not say it often enough. People of color NEED to use SUNSCREEN. See the excerpt below for details.
Health experts advise everyone, regardless of skin color, to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Although dark-skinned people won’t get sunburned as quickly, they will still burn and are still susceptible to sun-induced damage—such as sun spots and wrinkles—and cancer .
True or False: Dark-skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen … True or False: Dark-skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen | Winchester Hospital
As the Cancer Foundation states:
“Everyone under the sun needs to use sunscreen“.
“If you use an SPF 30 product properly, it would take you 30 times longer to burn than if you used no sunscreen“.
This includes children and babies.
Reminder you want to purchase products that do not have Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
Below are some guidelines:
Can you prevent cancer on the scalp?
The best way to prevent skin cancer on your scalp is to protect your scalp when you go into the sun:
- Wear a hat or other head covering whenever possible.
- Spray sunscreen on your scalp.
Other ways to help prevent skin cancer on your scalp are:
- Avoid using tanning beds.
- Limit your time in the sun
.Skin Cancer on Your Scalp: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and More (healthline.com)
Find useful tips for dark-skinned sun beauty care products at:
Blog – Black Girl Sunscreen
The Black Girl Sunscreen Timeless Video – YouTube
Other products recommended are at :
The Best Sun-Protection Products for Your Hair and Scalp This Summer for 2020 | Allure
Source link: Sunscreen – The Skin Cancer Foundation
Enjoy your summer fun!
2 thoughts on “SPF HAIR, Beauty & Wellness”
What about Octisalate or Octocylene? Just bought La Roche-Posay SPF60 which I really like. Not sure if it contains what u mention NOT to use.
According to this website – https://www.sustainabletourismhawaii.org/reefsafesunscreen/
products with these ingredients should be avoided.