The Hidden Hair Horror: Avobenzone and More!
Unmasking the Unseen Hair Assassins
Hey, gorgeous! You know how you’re always on top of your hair game? Let’s talk about some sneaky saboteurs that might be playing foul with your fabulous tresses and extensions. Brace yourself, it’s time to unmask these hidden hair horrors!
Avobenzone: The Sunscreen Scoundrel
So, you’re thinking, “Avobenzone, isn’t that the stuff that’s saving my skin from turning into a wrinkly raisin?” Well, yes, but while it’s busy protecting your skin, it might be secretly vandalizing your hair. This UV-absorbing agent, when it comes into contact with iron in water (hello, showers and swimming pools!), causes a chemical reaction that can lead to discoloration and damage to the hair cuticle. And if you think your dyed hair or extensions are safe, think again. They can actually be more susceptible to this damage. Science, amirite?
Meet the Rest of the Hair Horror Squad
Beyond avobenzone, there’s a whole line-up of usual suspects found in common hair products that could be putting your locks and extensions at risk. Sulfates in shampoos? They’re like a bad date for your hair, stripping it of natural oils. Alcohol in hairsprays? Yep, they’re causing dryness and breakage. Chlorine in swimming pools? They’re busy turning your hair into hay while you’re working on that perfect butterfly stroke. Yikes!
Locking Up the Hair Horrors: Your Defense Strategy
Okay, don’t panic! There’s plenty you can do to protect your hair from these undercover agents of chaos. First, read the labels on your hair products and sunscreen. Look for products that are free from these harmful ingredients. Second, consider using a swim cap or applying a protective hair product before you take a dip in the pool. And finally, regular salon treatments can help to repair and protect your hair from damage. At Fluff Color and Balayage Salon, we’re armed and ready to fight these hair horrors with you, but beware, if the pasty woman next to you at the swimming pool is spraying sunscreen containing avobenzone and it blows into your hair extensions, it’s game over for good hair days for a while… (literally until you replace them!).
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