If you're planning on spending some time in the sun the next couple of months, make sure to use extra protection to keep your scalp, skin and hair from drying or fading out (if you color your hair). Here are some tips from green beauty pro Josh Rosebrook (*via MindBodyGreen.com)
1. Try updating your look with a hat.
A nice assortment of big hats is the best (and easiest) investment for your skin. Hats will make your scalp, hair and skin very happy, while simultaneously keeping you cooler by creating shade. They can also serve as a fashion statement!
2. If hats are too much, go with zinc oxide.
If you're not going to wear a hat, try massaging zinc oxide sunblock onto the areas of your scalp that are exposed due to thinning hair. Applying a bit of sunblock where your hair parts and on your crown will help protect those vulnerable areas. If your hair is long enough, pulling it back will cover these areas as well.
3. Treat your hair like your skin when it comes to sunscreen.
You can apply sun protection directly to the hair as well. Sometimes, the same product you're using on your face and body will work in the hair — just warm it up between your hands and then gently run your fingers through your hair.
4. Use a natural oil for sun protection.
These oils pull triple duty: the smooth the cuticle, add shine and deliver natural sun protection. My favorites are avocado, argan, coconut and olive oil.
Happy Summer Solstice! XO Jen