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Homemade Sunscreens For Protecting Your Hair From Sun Damage

Amazing Homemade Sunscreens For Protecting Your Hair From Sun Damage

While slathering sunscreen on your skin is an essential part of your daily skin care routine, but do you protect your hair from the harsh ultraviolet radiation of the sun in the same way? Prolonged exposure to sunlight is a prominent cause of hair damage that we usually overlook. The ultraviolet radiation of the sun damages the outer layer of the hair that leads to hair breakage and split ends. Furthermore, sunlight strips the hair of its natural oil, making the hair dry and frizzy. It also damages the natural color of your hair.To protect your tresses from sun damage, you need an appropriate sunscreen for your hair. As ingredients capable of protecting your hair from sunlight are easily available in your kitchen and health food stores, you can easily make an inexpensive but highly effective sunscreen for your hair at home.

Homemade Coconut Oil-Zinc Oxide Sunscreen

Zinc oxide is a common ingredient in sunscreen products. By adjusting the amount of zinc oxide in the sunscreen recipe you can create a product with SPF between 15 and 25. Coconut oil is mild sunscreen. It also keeps the hair moisturized. Essential oils are added to the recipe to enhance sun protection and for additional nourishment.

Things You Will Need

To make this homemade natural sunscreen you will need a cup of coconut oil, two tablespoons of non-nano zinc oxide and essential oils of your choice.Essential oils best suited for this hair care product are rosemary oil, myrrh oil, roman chamomile oil, lavender oil and frankincense oil.

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How To Make

Add 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice or essential oil blend to liquid coconut oil and mix well. To the coconut oil and essential oil mixture add zinc oxide powder. Stir well. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair. Remember to shake the bottle before each application so that zinc oxide evenly mixes with the oil.

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Homemade Aloe Vera Sunscreen

This zinc oxide free sunscreen contains carrot seed oil as the main sunscreen ingredient. Carrot seed oil is a powerful natural sunscreen with SPF between 35 and 40. Moreover, it contains antioxidants that help in protecting your hair from environmental pollutants.

Things You Will Need

To make the sunscreen, you will need ¼-cup of aloe vera gel or one cup of fresh aloe vera juice, ¼-cup of almond oil, one teaspoon of carrot seed oil and one teaspoon of wheat germ oil.

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How To Make

Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well. Spray it on your hair before stepping out into the sun.

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