As a Trichologist, I’m dedicated to offering crucial advice on safeguarding your hair and scalp from the damaging effects of the summer sun. It’s often overlooked, but the much-loved warmth can lead to hair dryness, brittleness, and colour changes, while the scalp can suffer from uncomfortable sunburn.

The secret to preserving your hair’s lustre and soothing your scalp during these sun-soaked months lies in a dependable ‘aftersun’ hair care routine, often overlooked in sun protection strategies.

A pillar of this aftersun routine is a gentle, hypoallergenic shampoo like Haircalma shampoo. Unlike standard shampoos, Haircalma actively combats scalp dryness and inflammation, counteracting the moisture loss due to sun exposure.

Another critical element of your summer hair care should be our NEW innovative Scalpcalma serum. Carefully formulated with three key active ingredients – Hyaluronic Acid, Melatonin, and Birria Seed Oil, this serum offers multiple benefits:

Scalpcalma Hydrating Scalp Serum is now available. Please email you’d like any more information about the serum.

Hyaluronic Acid

1. Provides Intense Hydration: Exceptional at retaining moisture, it offers intense hydration to the scalp, soothing, and replenishing any sun-induced moisture loss.

2. Promotes Scalp Health: By maintaining optimal hydration, it ensures a healthy scalp, preventing issues like dryness, flakiness, or excess oil production.

3. Supports Hair Growth: A well-hydrated and healthy scalp fosters ideal conditions for robust hair growth.


1. Acts as a Free Radical Scavenger: Melatonin neutralises harmful free radicals generated from sun exposure, which can damage scalp cells.

2. Forms a Protective Barrier: By neutralising these harmful molecules, Melatonin creates a protective barrier on the scalp against UV radiation.

3. Promotes a Healthier Scalp: Continuous protection helps retain the scalp’s health and vitality, even with regular sun exposure.

Birria Seed Oil

1. Offers Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Birria Seed Oil can soothe a sunburnt, inflamed scalp and alleviate discomfort.

2. Promotes Quick Recovery: Its potent healing properties can hasten the recovery of a sun-damaged scalp.

3. Nourishes the Scalp: Beyond its anti-inflammatory benefits, Birria Seed Oil nourishes the scalp, promoting overall health, which in turn supports healthier hair growth.

Incorporating Scalpcalma serum, rich in these active ingredients, into your ‘aftersun’ hair care routine can help not only soothe and protect your scalp from sun damage but also foster a healthier environment for hair growth.

By incorporating this often-ignored ‘aftersun’ advice into your hair care regimen, you can revel in the joys of summer without compromising your hair and scalp health. The sun need not be your hair’s enemy. With the right products and knowledge, you can bask in the warmth while keeping your hair and scalp well-protected and nourished. Here’s to a safe, vibrant, hair-healthy summer!

P.S. Wondering how to best shield your hair from the sun’s harshest effects? It’s simple – wear a hat! 🙂