Preventing Oxidation

As summer approaches, the cold rainy clouds are beginning to part and allow the warmer air and sunshine to peak through. Great for your golf game, bad for your hair system.

Don't let the summertime REDS get you down

Harmful UV Rays from the sun can cause the hair in your hair system to turn orange or red in color. This change is called oxidation and though it is a gradual process, if you spend time outdoors, it could affect you and the natural appearance you're used to getting from your hair replacement.

What is oxidation anyway?

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that affects the color hues in your hair anytime oxygen is present and the molecules are exposed to UV light.

In other words, anytime you're outside in the sun! This chemical reaction causes damage to the outer layer of the hair shaft, in both human and synthetic hair.

How does oxidation affect your hair system?

Your hair system may begin to take on a red hue or color tint. This is most often a direct result of losing the green color pigments in the hair shafts of a hairpiece.

These color pigments become exposed to the elements and turn red because oxidation causes the outer layer of hair follicles to peel back. Imagine the trunk of a palm tree... this is what the hair follicles in your system look like after oxidation has begun!

What else can be done to avoid oxidation?

Assuming you aren't able to stay indoors 100% of the time, you'll always face oxidation issues with your hair system. However, these days buying online, direct from the factory has become easy and affordable. So easy in fact that many hair wearers are opting to simply order a new unit when oxidation starts.

Imagine getting so many hair systems per year that oxidation never becomes an issue... yet still save money from buying retail! It's possible, check out our standing order discounts and imagine the possibilities.

Ok, so oxidation is bad. Now what?

An ounce of prevention = A pound of protection.
Many hair replacement products contain UV protectors to help block most of these harmful rays and some even contain antioxidants to help neutralize the process entirely. Using these products doesn't mean oxidation will never be an issue, but they will help.

Every man and woman wearing a hair system should have a variety of products to help deal with oxidation. You'll probably develop your own preferences eventually, but for now the list below is a great place to start.

Also, if you'll be spending long periods of time outdoors doing yardwork or playing golf etc. you may want to consider wearing a hat or baseball cap. Anytime you can protect your hair system from direct UV sunlight will help to extend the time it takes to oxidize.

We put together a handy collection of oxidation-related products for your shopping enjoyment. You'll find shampoos, conditioners and styling aids with helpful ingredients designed to protect your hair system from harmful UV Rays.

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