Evaluating Sunscreen for Colored Hair: Things to Consider

As the summer sun warms the air and invites us out of the house, it’s important to remember to protect ourselves from damaging UV rays. For those with dyed hair or those undergoing chemotherapy, this challenge is even greater. To ward off sunburn and skin cancer, colored hair and scalps need special attention and care.

At the end of the day, nothing quite compares to the protection of a quality sunscreen. But with so many on the market, how do we know which one is right for us? Here are some things to consider when evaluating sunscreens for colored hair.

First and foremost, it's important to read the label and look for safe and effective UV actives. Never trust a sunscreen that doesn’t clearly list its ingredients or only uses the words “natural” and “organic.” Quality sunscreens will always list the exact ingredients on the label so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

In addition to safe UV actives, it’s important to evaluate what other nutrients and nourishments the sunscreen offers. Look for a sunscreen enriched with antioxidants, amino acids, and other nourishing ingredients that work to protect and strengthen colored hair and scalps from root to tip. The best sunscreens are designed to nourish colored hair while protecting from damaging UV rays.

At the same time, you want to consider lift and style. Some sunscreens are designed to support the color and vibrancy of dyed hair while boosting volume, movement, and body. Look for sunscreens with a proprietary technology to deliver lift and volume that gives hair more movement and bounce.

Finally, don’t forget that protection and style can go hand-in-hand. Sunscreen that not only provides protection from skin damage but also helps lift and hold hair can keep you feeling confident and safe in the sun. With a quality sunscreen, you can stay protected while looking stylish.

The Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize from ZenonLife is one such sunscreen. Formulated by dermatologists, it is designed to nourish colored hair at the root while protecting from UV damage. It is enriched with amino acids, antioxidants, and enriched with safe and effective UV actives like Homosalate 6.38%, Octocrylene 6.22%, Octisalate 3.00%, Avobenzone 1.80%, plus safflower seed oil and green tea oil.

When it comes to sun protection for colored hair and scalps, it’s not just protection but nourishment and style that count. Doing the research and looking for the right sunscreen can give you the confidence that comes with knowing that your hair and scalp are being carefully monitored and cared for.


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