Sun Protection For Hair? Here Are The Best Hair Sunscreens

By now, I’m sure you’ve already stocked up on all the best sunscreens for your body and face (by the way, the SPF in your makeup is not enough protection) but do you know your hair needs sun protection too? Yes, your hair needs SPF too. This is why we’re looking into the best hair sunscreens on the market.

The holiday season is here and it’s good to know that your scalp and hair need protection just as your body and face do, especially if you have colored hair. The holiday season is when you are most exposed to sun and chlorine, as it’s good to know that chlorine damages the hair just as the sun does to the hair follicles – the UVA/UVB rays cause premature aging, it opens up the hair follicles causing a colored hair to oxidize, breakage and the chlorine in swimming pool tends to dry the hair.

Long exposure to the sun causes your scalp to lose nutrients like protein. Hair needs a protein called Keratin that provides structure, shape, and strength to the hair, if not protected, your hair might find it hard to flourish leading to a lack of elasticity, breakage, lifelessness, split ends, e.t.c.

It is also good to know that the UVB in sun rays is like adding bleach to the hair, this is why when out in the sun the hair becomes much lighter, that’s because the UVB ray oxidizes the hair pigment cells.

If you’re looking forward to enjoying summertime, both at home and on holiday, it’s good to know to do it safely by protecting yourself from all the environmental aggressors and it’s not limited to just summertime only it’s also a habit to embrace all year round. The UVA/UVB rays are not only there in the summer season, but they’re also there throughout the year and it only makes sense to protect yourself throughout the year too.

More so, to protect your hair from chlorine damage, it’s best advised to wear a hair mask under your swimming cap while in the pool, with that your hair is well-conditioned in a harsh environment, and thank goodness some hair masks contain SPF too.

So what makes a great hair sunscreen? the best hair sunscreens contain the most natural ingredients, ranging from shea butter, argan oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, friz-fighting hydration/creams, keratin, e.t.c. to nourish and condition the hair, protect your scalp skin barrier e.t.c. A great hair sunscreen must also contain anti-oxidants that naturally protect your scalp and hair follicles from radical aggressors like environmental aggressors, chemical aggressors, stress-triggered aggressors in the body, e.t.c.

Discover the best hair sunscreens on the market :

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NUXE Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair 100ml A milky hair mist to protect against UV rays, salt and chlorine.  £16.00

Lookfantastic

NUXE

Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair 100ml

A milky hair mist to protect against UV rays, salt, and chlorine.

£16.00 at Lookfantastic

AVEDA SUN CARE PROTECTIVE HAIR VEIL 100ML £22.50

Cult Beauty

AVEDA

Sun Care Protective Hair Veil 100ml

£22.50 at Cult Beauty

SACHAJUAN Hair In The Sun Serum 100ml £28

Browns Fashion

SACHAJUAN

Hair In The Sun Serum 100ml

£28.00 at Browns Fashion 

Kérastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime 150ml  £24.75

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KERASTASE 

Soleil Crème UV Sublime 150ml

£24.75 at Lookfantastic

Clarins Sun Care Oil Mist for Body and Hair SPF30 150ml £22.00

Feelunique

CLARINS

Sun Care Oil Mist for Body and Hair SPF30 150ml

£22.00 at Feelunique

AMIKA THE SHIELD ANTI-HUMIDITY SPRAY £20.00

Cult Beauty

AMIKA

The Shield Anti-humidity Spray

£20.00 at Cult Beauty

PHILIP KINGSLEY BOND BUILDER SPLIT END REMEDY 50ML £26.00

Cult Beauty

PHILIP KINGSLEY

Bond Builder Split End Remedy 50ml

£26.00 at Cult Beauty

Balmain Hair Couture Sun Protection Spray 200ml £34

Browns Fashion

BALMAIN HAIR COUTURE

Sun Protection Spray 200ml

£34.00 at Browns Fashion

 

 

By Lola Joseph

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