how consistent are you w/sun protection?

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I'm wondering how consistent everyone is as far as sun protection. The concept seems foreign to me, as I've lived in AZ my whole life, so sun exposure is inevitable, and I don't know how my hair would do "without sun" since I've never experienced that.

So, do you guys always make sure you're protecting your hair? or is it an idea that's on the back burner?
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I don't. I know I should, but I don't like hats, and I use so many different products I just don't think about it.
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The stuff I used when I straightened had UV protection in it, but doesn't work as well with curls (but is cg). My first curly summer, so I have no idea, I hadn't even thought about that part yet!
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I don't make an effort to use sunscreen on my hair (or anywhere else most of the time).
I think at one time I read that LA Looks Sport Gel has UV protection in it but that's not why I use it.
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I don't worry about it for my hair. Never have....probably never will. If some kind of sun protectant happens to be in my hair products, that's great, but I don't think I'd search one out just for that reason. As for sunscreen, I only use it if we're going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time (swimming, trips to the zoo, etc).
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Lo-Poo: KC Come Clean (1 x week)
Co-wash/RO: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
Stylers: UFD CM + BRHG

Hair dislikes: lots of protein, glycerin
Fairy Tales makes a sun protector that I used last year on the beach...I liked it.
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
on the beach i try hats, but they do get hot after awhile..... i do load up on conditioner if i am going to be out in the sun. not sure if it protects it, but it seems to moisturize it.
i wish there was a cg sunscreen for hair.
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I worry about chlorine/salt water more than actual sun protection. I load my hair up with conditioner And usually have it up in a bun or braid.
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on the beach i try hats, but they do get hot after awhile..... i do load up on conditioner if i am going to be out in the sun. not sure if it protects it, but it seems to moisturize it.
i wish there was a cg sunscreen for hair.
Originally Posted by rbb
The Fairy Tales spray is CG and protects hair from sun...May be helpful!
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
Well, since I was just laying out bare skinned and haired in the back - i'd say not too much!!

If I'm going to be spending the day at the beach, or in an open area with lots of sun, I will put sunscreen on my skin, and I will put a leave in in my hair.

If I'm just doing my normal day to day routine, I use my regular sunscreen in my moisturizer, and sometimes I run that through my hair, but I doubt its effective.

I like lay out in the sun some during the warmer months and absorb some of that, sans any kind of protection. Although I cover my face, neck, and chest after any length of time in the sun.
Interesting. I was always under the impression most people on the boards were really concerned about sun exposure.

The only thing protective measures I've ever done is applying a thick conditioner after being in the ocean or pool, since I get really bad tangles. Maybe now I'll start doing more preventive things. Has anyone tried oiling this hair before swimming in pools etc? You would think it would seal out some chlorine.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
I am super anal retentive about sun exposure on my skin because A)I don't want skin cancer B) I would like to stave off the aging process as much as possible and C)I am quite fair-skinned and burn easily and I need to be careful. Although, regardless of how dark your skin is, EVERYONE should be careful!!!!!!!! As far as my hair goes, I've used UV sprays on my hair on and off for a few years. I like L'oreal's sulfate free version of UV spray although it seems to have dissappeared from stores so I literally just ordered a bottle (like 2 seconds ago!!!) from good ol' Amazon. Since I color my hair, I feel like it would be a giant waste of the money I spent on it to let it fade so quickly.
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I'm really good about sun protection. As my husband says, I'm not white, I'm bright.I'm in the san joaquin valley in CA- very hot, very intense sun.
I wear hats, stay in the shade, wear sunscreen plus sun protective clothing. I color red and I don't have a lot of fading. I've never been one to stay in the sun so not sure how the sun would directly affect my color.
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I'm blonde and blonder in summer. I wear hats when I'm out a lot to protect my eyes and face (I work outdoors often). I really prefer not to have the sun directly on my head - too hot! I have some UV-filtering stuff in a spray to use, particularly for my husband's hair which is gray and tends to turn yellowish in the sun - but it also helps mine.
I think more "damage control" because the heat of the sun is hard on hair too - not just the UV. I like protein for that.
At least hair grows - eventually we cut off the sun-damaged parts. Skin isn't so forgiving and neither are the eyes (cataracts...). I've got some stuff about chlorine for you: science-y hair blog: Your Hair on Chlorine
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