Sun Protection For Hair And Scalp

Frequently Asked Questions on Sun Protection for Your Hair and Scalp

It’s hard enough to cope with the relentless Florida heat and humidity, but add the potential for sun damage to your scalp and hair to the mix and it can be a nightmare. People with thinning hair or balding scalps may be especially at risk of sun damage; exposing sensitive skin and hair follicles to UV rays can cause further thinning, dryness, and damage. Fortunately, with the right products and strategies, you can protect your scalp and hair from the sun while keeping your head looking and feeling healthy.

In this guide, we answer some of the most asked questions related to sun protection for your hair and scalp. Read through them to determine the best way to protect your scalp and hair from UV rays.

What type of sunscreen should I use on my hair and scalp?

When it comes to sun protection, scalp and hair sunscreen specifically designed for this purpose is recommended. These sunscreens typically contain broad spectrum UV protection, take into account that the scalp and hair may be oilier or coarser than facial skin, and can resist the impact of sweat and humidity. Some products, like the SunBreeze Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize from Zenon Life, are also enriched with antioxidants, amino acids, and other nourishing ingredients to help protect and nourish your scalp.

How often should I reapply sunscreen on my scalp and hair?

For best results, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours if you are outdoors for extended periods of time. That said, many scalp and hair sunscreens are designed to last much longer, so take time to read the instructions for your product to determine how often you need to reapply.

Can sun protection for my scalp and hair make my hair greasy or heavy?

Most scalp and hair sunscreens are designed to be lightweight, so you shouldn’t have a problem with greasy or heavy hair. In fact, many scalp and hair sunscreens can even offer a lift and style that larger sunscreens may not provide.

How can I style my hair with a scalp and hair sunscreen?

The power of scalp and hair sunscreens is that they can be easily integrated into your existing styling routine. For best results, apply your sunscreen to wet hair before styling. For maximum protection and styling potential, you can apply the sunscreen again after styling is complete.

I’m balding. What sunscreen should I use?

If you’ve got thinning hair or a balding scalp, you should be extra cautious when it comes to sun protection.Products designed for balding scalps typically provide stronger UV protection and may include nourishing ingredients specifically formulated to protect and nurture your scalp and hair follicles. Sunscreens like the SunBreeze Sunscreen SPF 40 Protect, Style & Volumize from Zenon Life are specifically designed to protect and nourish your scalp and roots.

Can I use a regular facial sunscreen on my scalp and hair?

Your regular facial sunscreen is not recommended for your scalp and hair. Hair and scalp sunscreens are formulated to offer maximum protection while also being lightweight and not too greasy. For best results, opt for a scalp and hair sunscreen specifically designed for your needs.


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