Dreadlocks Maintenance – Session 3
Date done: 2016-11 -18
Hairstylist: Mofire – Derrick Adu
Location: JHB, South-Africa
So today I went for some maintenance at Mr.
and read a article on why not to wear sunscreen –
So I read this article with my new beautiful pink completion – trying to see where I had gone wrong, seeing as my skin is hurting like hell, and this girl says she prefers not to wear sunscreen….hmmmm… So she said –
Everything she said made sense, but it’s also a personal preference thing. You can read about it here.
If you’re an outdoorsy person you still need protection – So the natural remedy is Sunscreen. I would recommend doing your research and deciding for yourself. The site also had the following article that was interesting:
This past weekend we went away with friends to the Vaal River. It was lots of fun, sitting on the Boat, doing water sports and having a good time.
When we initially arranged the get together we organised what who needs to bring etc. But we specifically said, Bring Your Own Sunscreen! Some people didn’t so we just shared – but we had so little sunscreen in the end, that we were all basically screwed!
So we all got a little colour.
I’m sure you had a Mom, Dad, family member in your life that was always hassling you about wearing sunscreen as a kid – and we used to get annoyed with all these old people. I mean what do they know?! You are just trying to have fun.
My skin has changed so much over the years, we use to live close to the cost when I was very little, and I also have a naturally darker skin tone, I have never had a problem with a tan or getting sunburnt, My skin would just absorb it and everything would go all pretty and cappuccino…
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average adult spends 93% of their life indoors. 87% of their life is indoors, then another 6% of their life in Cars and transport. If my Math is correct, that means we only spend 7% of your life outdoors. So naturally our skins tend to weaken, become lighter and more sensitive. This study was done in America, I couldn’t find one for South-Africa. I’m sure it will closely correlate.
Throughout history it is known that a pale-fair skin tone or beautiful white completion was seen as a symbol of wealth and beauty – Only very wealthy women could afford to not work outdoors, thus creating a stigma that a Pale-white completion was one of a higher status.
Well, long have those days past with all our pretty Orange self tan Ladies walking around. (No judgement here – it’s just a observation) – But never the less, when you go on holiday you stand in front of that shelf in the store looking at all those Ridiculously-Expensive–Confusing-Very-Well-Marketed sunscreen and sun protection products – But actually you just want a Tan – so why spend the money?
An interesting statement that she made in her article is that people who wear sunscreen more have been proven to be more likely to get skin cancer. However this could be because they are outside more, rather than it linking to the product itself.
Also that the FDA has actually banned any product stating that it has a higher SPF than 50. It’s not clinically proven to give the protection it implies – so really don’t waste your money on something higher than SPF50.
So Be smart and educate yourself – If you burn you can only blame the pink face starring back at you in the mirror!
During the week I will do a follow up ‘PART 2’ of some sorts of the products I prefer to use!
Have a lovely day