- You can’t sit in the sun while dyeing your hair.
- The heat from the sun will cause the dye to react faster, leaving your hair with some harsh colors.
- Also, if you expose the chemicals in the dye to the sun, they’ll dry out your hair even more.
- Finally, if you sunbathe while dyeing your hair, you can cause scalp irritation.
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What!? You want to sit in the sun while dyeing your hair? (As you read this, imagine my shocked face…)
Sorry, but what a crazy idea!
It would be something like a fireman working to extinguish the flames of a fire without wearing a protective suit and without a hose.
He wouldn’t do it even if they offered him a million dollars. At least, a conscientious firefighter wouldn’t.
And this is kind of the same thing.You can’t sit in the sun while dyeing your hair. The dye contains chemicals… CHEMICALS!!! If you expose them to the sun, they can ruin your hair.
Want to know why?
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What can happen if you sit in the sun while dyeing your hair
A disaster is what can happen!
And if you want to avoid disaster, you have two options:
- Sunbathe, then color your hair.
- Sunbathe the day after dyeing your hair, using sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
It’s up to you. And if you still think you can defy chemistry and nature, let’s take a closer look at what can happen if you sit in the sun while dyeing your hair.
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If you sunbathe while dyeing your hair, you will ruin your hair’s color and health
When you dye your hair, a chemical reaction takes place due to the heat of your scalp. This reaction is what changes the color of your hair.
If you expose your hair to the sun while you’re undergoing that process, the sun’s rays will raise the temperature of the chemical reaction further.
- The dye will leave an uneven color with harsh orange, yellowish, or reddish colors , if you used a brown dye.
- Your hair will lose moisture and become dry, brittle, and limp. It’s like overcooking it.
If you sunbathe while dyeing your hair, you could cause scalp irritation
Your scalp is made of skin. Therefore, it’s just as sensitive to thermal changes as the skin on any part of your body.
I’ll tell you something peculiar. I have a client, Susana, who lives in a building with central heating. In the winter months, when the central heating is running at full blast, her scalp dries out and as a consequence, it starts flaking, causing irritation.
Can you imagine what could happen to your scalp if you are directly exposed to the sun’s rays while you’re dyeing your hair?
It will start to burn because of the irritation. And if you don’t resist the itch, you’ll start scratching, which will cause possible further injuries to your scalp.
In addition, your scalp will perspire and the dye will start to drip onto other areas of your skin , such as the back of your neck, ears, forehead, and neck, sensitive skin areas, which can also become irritated.
Therefore, there is only one logical conclusion.
The heat of the sun won’t help the reaction of the dye . The heat radiating from your scalp is enough for the dye to complete its chemical reaction.
There is no justification for sitting in the sun while dyeing your hair.
Even if you’re at the salon getting a coloring job, and for whatever reason you need to leave the salon for a few minutes, you should ask your colorist to cover your hair with a cap to prevent direct exposure to the sun’s rays.
You definitely can’t sit in the sun while dyeing your hair. It doesn’t matter if you only spend five minutes or half an hour. Because the heat from the sun will cause the dye to take on an uneven and harsh color in your hair.
In addition, you could cause irritation and injury to your scalp. Sun and hair dye never go hand in hand.