Evaluate criteria, needs when choosing scalp & hair sunscreen.

The SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is the most widely know protective measure when it comes to Sunscreen. Sunscreens with an SPF of 15 are recommended for daily protection while SPF 30 and higher are recommended for extended outdoor activities and exposure to intense sunlight. While most sunscreens are suitable for both the scalp and hair, it’s important to select one that is specifically formulated for the scalp in order to address the unique needs of this delicate area. A good sunscreen for the scalp should also provide broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, the sunscreen should be water-resistant and have a light, non-greasy texture for easy application and absorption.

As for ingredients, opt for one that is made with natural, plant-based ingredients such as aloe vera, green tea extract, and Vitamin E, and does not contain any harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances. Not only do these natural ingredients soothe and nourish the scalp, they also work to protect the hair from damage caused by UV exposure. An added bonus is that some of these natural ingredients are great for styling, so you can stay protected while looking stylish.

Finally, it's important to note that the effectivenes of sunscreen for the scalp and hair will depend on the depth of colour and location. Fair skinned people may need more protection, whereas darkly pigmented skin requires less protection. Additionally, scalp exposed due to baldness will need more intense protection than those with more hair coverage.

In summary, when selecting a sun protection for the scalp and hair, be sure to evaluate the necessary criteria and take into consideration one’s individual skincare needs. Look for a sunscreen with high SPF, broad spectrum protection, natural plant-based ingredients, and a light, non-greasy texture. Additionally, consider the depth of colour and location in order to better protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.



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