Spf For Scalp

5 Things to Consider for SPF Sun Protection for Your Scalp

It’s no surprise that the sun is strong in Texas, with scorching summer heat and humid temperatures that can make outdoor activities unbearable. Unwelcome sunburns often result, especially for those with pale skin. But there’s another area of our bodies we should be paying attention to – our scalps! Sunburns on the scalp can be painful and tend to be more severe than those on the skin. They also increase the risk of skin cancer, making it all the more important to take the necessary measures to protect ourselves.

When it comes to scalp sun protection, the most important element is choosing a sunscreen product that is designed specifically for the scalp. It is also equally important to know the correct application and use of sun protection products to ensure the fullest and best protection on the scalp. Here we discuss some of the top five things to consider regarding SPF for scalp sun protection.

First and foremost, make sure to read all labels on the products you buy. Search for the words ‘scalp protection’, ‘waterproof’, and ‘UVB/UVA protection. All of these indicate the product contains active ingredients that protect the scalp. Sunscreen that is specifically designed for the scalp should contain a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30, this will provide protection against both ultraviolet-B (UVB) and ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays emitted from the sun.

Second, be aware of your own personal needs and choose a product accordingly. For instance, those with curly or coiled hair should select a product specifically formulated for those hair types. Additionally, those with a sensitive scalp should select a product that is free of any preservatives or harsh chemicals, such as alcohols or fragrances. And if you experience scalp oiliness, choose a noncomedogenic sunscreen that won’t clog your pores.

Third, select a product that is easy to apply. That may mean choosing a sunscreen that is formulated specifically for the scalp in an aerosol or mousse, making it more efficient to apply the sunscreen than with a regular lotion. Sprays are easier for some to use, but they don’t coat the scalp as uniformly as creams do.

Fourth, apply the sunscreen liberally and evenly. You should reapply every two hours and after swimming or any other activity that causes sweating or immersion in water. This is especially important in the Texas summer heat! The best way to ensure full scalp coverage is to apply to dry, lifted hair with a few quick passes of the applicator over each area of your scalp.

Finally, don't forget to wear a hat! A wide-brimmed hat can provide an extra layer of protection against ultraviolet rays. In addition to protecting your scalp, it can also protect your face, neck and shoulders, making it a stylish and helpful addition to your sunscreen application.

Protecting your scalp from sunburns and other forms of sun damage is just as important as protecting your skin. When choosing a sunscreen product, be sure to read the labels for active ingredients, select a product specifically formulated for your needs, use an applicator that is easy to use, apply sunscreen liberally and evenly, and always wear a hat for added protection.




Scalp Protection

Back to blog