Protect Your Scalp and Hair with the Right Sunscreen

Sun exposure can cause hair damage in a variety of ways. UV rays from the sun are thought to be one of the major causes of hair loss, for example, while overheating and dryness caused in part by sun exposure, can lead to split ends and other fragile hair problems. To prevent these sorts of hair issues from occurring, it is important to take the necessary precautions when out in the sun, and much of this comes down to the selection of a suitable sunscreen. Here are the top five things to consider when choosing and applying sunscreen for hair:

1. SPF

The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) on a sunscreen bottle indicates how well a product will protect you from UVB rays. The SPF of sun protection products specifically formulated for both scalp and hair are typically higher than those for the face. Look for sunscreens with a minimum of SPF 40 when looking for an effective and safe option for your hair.

2. Broad-Spectrum, Water-Resistant Coverage

Be sure to look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection. This means that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. It is also important to ensure that your sunscreen is water-resistant, as this will help ensure that the product will remain effective even after sweating or swimming.

3. Ingredients

The ingredients of a sunscreen are just as important as its formula. Make sure to look for specialized formulas that nourish the hair while providing effective sun protection. Look for sunscreens with naturally occurring antioxidants and strengthening proteins that nourish and add volume to your hair.

4. Application Process

It is important to note that applying sunscreen to your scalp and hair correctly is essential for its effectiveness. Make sure to apply the product from the scalp and work downwards to ensure you get the full coverage required. When using spray-on sunscreen, apply to the scalp and then work through all your hair strands.

5. Reapplication

Reapplication is a critical part of the sunscreen process and it should not be overlooked. Make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours or after swimming or sweating. This will help prevent mid-day hair loss or damage due to the sun’s rays.

Stay protected while looking stylish with the right sun protection. A quality sunscreen formulated specifically for scalp and hair will help ensure your hair is safe from the dangers of sun exposure. Keep these five points in mind when buying and applying sunscreen and your hair will be protected, healthy and looking fresh all day long.


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