Can the sun damage your hair?

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We all know that applying sunscreen to our skin is really important, especially in South Africa where the sun is harsh! Have you ever thought that it’s not just our skin that needs protection from the sun? Here is why out hair needs protection too:

UVA and UVB rays can damage the outer layers of the hair cuticle called keratin and melanin. Constant damage to these 2 layers can cause hair to look dry and difficult to manage. As we all know, hair can get lighter with enough exposure to the sun (hello sun-kissed natural highlights), but you’re your scalp can also get burnt causing itchiness and dandruff.

If you want beautiful healthy hair, here is what you can do to protect your hair from the harmful heat of the UV rays.

Avoid The Sun

Avoid being exposed to the sun rays between 10 am to 3 pm as much as possible. The rays of the sun during this period can cause hair to break easily, leading to split ends. If you must be outdoors, make sure wear a head cover to protect hair from sun exposure.

Use The Right Haircare Products

Do you guys know how hair becomes dry and easily broken? It’s because a lot of people assume that hair doesn’t need extra protection, however one of the most common mistakes occurs in selecting your haircare. 

As mentioned previously, hair that is constantly exposed to the sun can deplete important proteins in hair. To restore hair’s keratin levels, you need a haircare product which also contains keratin.

You can use the ellips treatment capsules as well as the Hair Repair Hair Mask to help protect your hair against the sun and the keratin levels that have been depleted by the heat of hairstyling tools.

Not only that, Ellips Hair Treatments also have other ingredients which allows it to nourish deep into the hair strand. Hair looks healthier, shinier and easier to manage. One example of this can be found in our Hair Repair variant which also contains Jojoba Oil to maintain hair moisture and stimulate new hair growth. 

On the other hand, the Silky black variant from the same range contains candlenut and Aloe Vera oil to overcome dandruff and make black hair shiny. Another variant that you can’t miss out on is the Smooth and Silky with Aloe Vera and Pro-Vitamin B5 to strengthen each hair strand. Hair becomes smooth like silk and easier to manage. 

Ellips really is your hair’s best friend.

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