It is estimated that more than five million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year.2 For people at high risk of skin cancer, such as people with fair skin and/or thinning hair, preventive measures are essential to ensure adequate protection from the sun’s powerful rays.
Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
When evaluating a sun protection spray for balding or thinning scalp & hair, check the SPF number on the product label. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) on each product should range from 15 to 50.3 SPF 15 provides an adequate level of protection for people with fair skin, but it may be insufficient for those with thinning hair and/or other higher risk factors for skin cancer.
In general, people with thinning hair and higher risk factors of skin cancer should opt for products with a SPF of at least 20. If spending extended periods of time exposed to the sun, it’s recommended to use products with at least a SPF 30.4 In most cases, an SPF of 30 should be sufficient, but people with thinning and balding scalp should consider products with an SPF of 50 for maximum sun protection and safety.
When evaluating sun protection spray for hair, it’s also important to consider the ingredients. In most cases, a combination of ingredients is used to maximize the effectiveness of the sunscreen. Common ingredients that are used in sun protection sprays for balding and thinning scalp & hair include niacinamide, green tea extract, coffee extract, licorice root extract, microalgae extract, safflower seed oil, and green tea oil.
It is important to ensure that the ingredient list is free from potentially harmful chemical or artificial ingredients. Many synthetic ingredients, such as parabens, can be irritants to sensitive skin and scalp and should be avoided. Additionally, check the label to see if the product is certified organic, as organic products are often free of artificial additives.
Type of Protection
The type of protection a sunscreen provides is also important to note. UVA rays are responsible for premature skin aging and are considered the most dangerous type of UV radiation.5 Look for a sunscreen with “broad-spectrum” coverage, meaning it offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. This is the best type of sun protection, as it offers optimal protection from both kinds of rays.
Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize provides maximum sun protection with broad-spectrum coverage and a SPF of 40. This product is enriched with antioxidants, amino acids, and nutrients that nourish scalp & hair from root to tip. It also features a proprietary technology that lifts and styles hair while protecting it from sun damage. The ingredients are also natural and free from potentially irritating chemicals.
With Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize, you can stay protected while looking stylish. From long days spent basking in the sun to short trips outside, ensure your scalp & hair have the best sun protection possible.