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Hair Products With Sunscreen for the Scalp

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Lynne Sheldon has over 12 years of dance experience, both in studios and performance groups. She is an avid runner and has studied several types of yoga. Sheldon now works as a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history from Boston University and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Pacific University.
Hair Products With Sunscreen for the Scalp
Shield your hair and scalp from sun damage with sunscreen-containing hair products. Photo Credit woman with beautiful hair on beach image by Barcabloo from Fotolia.com


Daily application of sunscreen helps shield your skin from sun damage, but your hair and scalp need protection, too. According to “Allure” magazine, dermatologist Jeannette Graf says that UV rays fade hair color and may make you go gray more quickly. But rather than applying your sunblock to your head, use a hair product that contains sunscreen. This will help you moisturize and care for your hair while also keeping your scalp from getting burned.

Goldwell DualSenses Sun Reflects Leave In Protect Spray

To protect your hair and scalp from harmful UV rays while also nourishing and untangling it, “Allure” recommends applying Goldwell Dual Senses Sun Reflects Leave In Protect Spray. This leave-in conditioner has been designed specifically for hair that has been exposed to too much sun and has incurred damage from the exposure. It contains a blend of fruit extracts like passion fruit, mango and orange to provide your hair and scalp with a pleasant scent, and the UV filters work to ward off sun damage. The company says this product will add shine and softness to your hair by repairing, nourishing and smoothing every strand. You can also use this spray to shield your hair and scalp from the harmful effects of chlorine and saltwater.

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Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray

According to “Cosmopolitan,” Rona O'Connor, a Los Angeles-based colorist, says that overexposing your hair to sun will oxidize the color and give it a rusty tone. The magazine recommends preventing this and other environmental damage from happening by applying Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray. This product contains ingredients like sunflower extract to shield your hair and scalp from both UVA and UVB rays, and this will keep both your color from fading and the skin on your scalp from burning and drying out. It promises to condition your locks and add hydration and shine while combating harmful environmental aggressors.

Redken Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12

For dry, damaged hair as well as sun protection, “Allure” suggests using Redken Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12. This product contains mango oil to add nourishment to your scalp and bounce to your hair. The ceramides work to refine each strand and restore your locks to a healthy state, which will make them look and feel softer and smoother. For sun damage prevention, the spray also contains soplexyl, which the company states will protect both your hair and scalp against UVA and UVB rays. You can use this product for repair and protection if you have natural or color-treated hair.

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