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But before you grab any sunscreen and starting slathering it all over your head, it’s important to evaluate the options with an eye towards how well each will protect your scalp. While regular sunscreen can provide some protection, there are a few additional considerations before applying and ensuring that your scalp is fully protected.

The Right Sunscreen

When it comes to sunscreen for your scalp, you should stick to products specifically designed to protect the scalp and hair from the sun. These products often include additional ingredients, such as nutrients and antioxidants, that help to nourish the scalp and boost overall hair health and volume.

ZenonLife’s Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize is a perfect example of a scalp and hair sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays as well as other nourishing benefits. It utilizes a proprietary blend of ingredients, including collagen and silk amino acids, to help strengthen your hair and give it plenty of volume. It also infuses the sunscreen with safflower seed oil and green tea oil as well as rich antioxidants, such as niacinamide and green tea extract, to nourish the scalp and help restore health and vigor to your locks.


It is highly important to apply sunscreen to your scalp correctly in order to provide the highest level of protection. It’s important to follow the directions on the sunscreen, but general advice includes applying your sunscreen 15-30 minutes before heading out into the sun and then reapplying every two to four hours, regardless of whether you have a waterproof or water-resistant sunscreen.

When applying the sunscreen to your scalp, be sure to cover every inch and not miss any areas, including around the side and back of the neck, the ears, and any other exposed parts of the scalp. Depending on the product, it can be helpful to use a brush with a spoolie on the end to help spread and evenly distribute the sunscreen throughout your scalp and hair.

Additional Protection

While applying sunscreen to your scalp is a great step towards protection from the sun, there are a few additional steps you can take to ensure that your scalp is fully protected from the sun’s harsh rays. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat, or a baseball cap with a flap to cover the back of your neck, makes it even harder for the sun to reach your scalp and cause sunburns or other damage. Opting to stay in the shade whenever possible, especially during the peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., is another great way to ensure your scalp isn’t exposed to any more harmful UV rays than necessary.

Concluding concepts

Staying protected while looking stylish is key when it comes to protecting your scalp from the sun’s harmful rays. While a good sunscreen—specifically designed for the scalp and hair—is essential in providing high-level protection, you should always strive to take additional steps to protect your scalp such as wearing a wide-brimmed hat or staying in the shade whenever possible. Following these steps will ensure that your scalp is fully protected and you can enjoy the sun without worry.




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