Sun Protection for Your Head: the Top 5 Things to Consider

No matter what season it is, your scalp and hair needs protection from the sun’s UV rays. From balding, gray, or dyed hair, sun protection for your head can be especially important to ensure the health and wellness of your scalp and hair. From the right products to effective and convenient accessories, find out the top five things to consider in protecting your head from UV damage.

1. Choose the Right Products

Our Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. It is formulated with proprietary collagen and silk amino acids, which fortify and strengthen your hair, as well as rich antioxidants such as niacinamide, green tea extract, coffee extract, and licorice root extract to nourish your scalp and hair from the root to tip. Safflower seed oil and green tea oil keeps your hair hydrated and voluminous, while UV actives (homosalate 6.38%, octocrylene 6.22%, octisalate 3.00%, and avobenzone 1.80%) protect your scalp and hair from UV damage. So stay protected while looking stylish!

2. Use Sun Hats with UPF

Sun hats are must-haves to protect your scalp from the sun’s UV rays. The best sun hats to choose are made with fabric that has UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) or UPF rating. This rating is the assurance that the fabric will block out most of the sun’s harsh rays. For optimal protection, strive to choose hats with UPF of 50 or higher.

3. Utilize Dry Shampoo

Using dry shampoo on days that you don’t wash your hair can be excellent for more than just styling: did you know dry shampoo can also act as sunscreen? The specialized powder in the formulation absorbs oils and adds protection to your hair and scalp from the sun’s UV rays.

4. Avoid the Middle of the Day

If you’re planning an outdoor activity, be sure to head out early and avoid being outside at midday when the sun is at its most intense.If the outdoors are a needed part of your daily routine, then make sure to wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen and lip balm with at least SPF 30 for your face and your scalp.

5. Take a Look at UV Hair Patches

A great hack for UV sun protection for your head is to invest in UV hair patches. These breathable, UV-protective patches fit over bald spots and thinning areas of your scalp. They protect it from harmful UV rays while adding volume.

Protecting your head from the sun is not as complicated as it can seem. With the right products, accessories, and a strategic plan, you can protect your scalp and hair from drying out and UV damage all year round. Try our Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40 protect style and volumize to lock in hydration and prevent your Scalp from UV damage. Take your protection one step further with UV hair patches or a stylish sun hat with UPF 50.


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