5 Things to Consider When Shopping for Sunscreen for Colored Hair

The summer is upon us and for many, that means a little more time outdoors. As you make your way to the beach or the pool, make sure you are packed with enough sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. But did you know that you need to consider sunscreen for your hair too? While we’ve all heard horror stories of blotchy tans and sunburns, hair can also be damaged by the sun. Hair that is exposed to the sun without protection can become dry, brittle, and fade in color. Sun-protection isn’t just a way to stay fashionable but also a way to stay healthy. If you have colored hair, there are some extra steps you need to take to protect it. Here are 5 things to consider when shopping for sunscreen for colored hair.

1. Proper SPF: Sunscreen comes with a number known as SPF (sun protection factor). SPF is a measure of how efficient a particular sunscreen is at blocking UV radiation. If you’re out in the sun for a full day, you should look for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. For colored hair, it’s even more important to select a sunscreen with a higher SPF, preferably 40 or above, to protect your hair from bleaching and color-fading.

2. Ingredients: You should always pay attention to the ingredients in the sunscreen that you’re using. You want to make sure the product you use is free from any harsh chemicals and does not contain any ingredients that could be damaging to your hair. Look out for a few key ingredients. These include Amino acids which help to strengthen the hair and Collagen which can help to provide volume and lift. Antioxidants can also help to protect your hair from environmental damage.

3. UV Protection: Look for sunscreen that contains UV protection. This will help to keep your hair from being bleached and color-fading caused by the sun.

4. Waterproof: Make sure your sunscreen is water-resistant. This is important if you're out in the sun and sweat a lot.

5. Styling Benefits: If you often style your hair, look for a sunscreen that will protect your hair while also providing some styling benefits such as adding volume and lift.

At the end of the day, you want to make sure that you’re using a sunscreen that will keep your hair protected from the sun while still looking stylish. When selecting sunscreen for your colored hair, make sure you consider all of the above points. Stay protected while looking stylish and have fun in the sun.



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