How To Apply Sunscreen To Scalp

How to Apply Sunscreen to Your Scalp & Hair to Protect, Style & Volumize - A Guide for California Residents

We all know that sun protection is essential, especially in sunny and humid California. But did you know that sunscreen can do much more than just protect your skin against sunburn and skin cancer? A good sunscreen can also nourish, strengthen, lift and style your hair, giving you vibrant, luscious locks that turn heads wherever you go.

Whether you want to prevent thinning hair or just want to look fantastic on the beach, here is a comprehensive guide on how to apply sunscreen to your scalp and hair for maximum protection, styling, and volumizing The California-friendly way.

What Is The Best Sunscreen For Scalp and Hair?

Sunscreen is like any other skin care product: quality matters. When it comes to our scalp and hair, the very best sunscreen should provide maximum protection against both UVA and UVB radiation, without causing any damage. It should be enriched with antioxidants and amino acids to nourish, strengthen, and stimulate new hair growth. And it should deliver incredible lift and volume to create the perfect bouncy, glossy look.

The perfect sunscreen for your scalp and hair can be found in the Zenon Life line of products. Our scalp and hair sunscreen is SPF 40, which means it can filter out up to 97% of UV radiation from the sun. It is fortified with niacinamide, green tea extract, coffee extract, licorice root extract, microalgae extract, safflower seed oil, and green tea oil, all of which are specifically designed to nourish, protect, strengthen, and support healthy hair growth and hydration. Lastly, it is powered with safe and effective UV blockers like homosalate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone to provide the utmost protection against UVA and UVB rays.

How to Apply Sunscreen to Your Scalp and Hair

When it comes to application, all you need to do is follow a few easy steps. Before you start, dry your hair completely with a towel. We recommend that you use an organic and residue-free shampoo and conditioner, then gently brush your hair.

Next, take a quarter-sized amount of sunscreen and massage it into your scalp and along your hairline. Make sure you cover every inch of your scalp, from the front hairline to the base of your neck. Start from the roots of your hair and slowly work your way up to the tips. Be sure to generously apply the sunscreen on your partings and around your temples.

Once your scalp is fully covered, you can move on to your hair. Apply a moisturizing oil evenly on your strands. Then, take a pea-sized amount of sunscreen and work it through your hair, starting at the ends and moving up. Make sure you get every strand and pay special attention to the areas of your hair that are most exposed to the sun.

Once the entire head is covered, let the sunscreen sit. The oil not only helps the sunscreen penetrate your scalp and hair better, it also deeply hydrates and nourishes your strands. This helps protect your hair from environment factors like air pollution, harsh chemicals, and UV rays.

How Often Do I Need to Re-Apply?

This depends on how long you're out in the sun. For most California residents, we recommend a re-application every 120 minutes, especially if you're spending time at the beach or in a swimming pool. And if you find your scalp and hair becoming too greasy or weighed-down, apply our Zenon Life Scalp and Hair Mist throughout the day. This helps to replenish moisture while adding shine and suppleness to your strands.


Applying sunscreen to your scalp and hair is just as important as smearing it on your skin. Not only does it provide superior protection against sunburn and skin cancer, it also deeply hydrates, nourishes, and volumizes your hair, giving you gorgeous and healthy locks. Zenon Life's Scalp and Hair Sunscreen is the best option for your hair and scalp, ensuring you stay safe and looking fabulous, whatever the summer months bring you.


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