Sunscreen For Head

Frequently Asked Questions on Sunscreen for Head Protection

Due to its close proximity to the sun, Florida’s hot climate can cause hair and scalp damage if not protected by sunscreen. Sunburn can cause scalp cells to die, resulting in thinning hair. This is why it is important to be mindful of your scalp and use appropriate protection to keep your beautiful hair healthy. Here are some of the frequently asked questions on sunscreen for head protection.

What type of sunscreen should I use for my head?

The best type of sunscreen for your head is one specifically designed for scalp and hair protection; such as Zenon Life's Scalp & Hair Sunscreen SPF 40. This lightweight spray sunscreen is formulated with key ingredients that nourish and protect the scalp from sun damage, while strengthening locks for improved volume. It is also enhanced with safe and effective sun protective actives for maximum coverage.

When should I apply the sunscreen to my head?

Sunscreen should be applied at least 15 minutes before going out into the sun. For best results, it should be re-applied no less than every 2 hours, and more often if you are swimming or sweating.

How frequently should I apply sunscreen to my head?

Sunscreen should be applied every day if you are going outside into the sun. This daily application will provide a strong foundation to protect your hair from sun damage and maintain hair health. As you experience a range of activities, temperatures, and humidity that require increased protection, adjust your sunscreen applications accordingly.

Can I apply sunscreen to wet or oily hair?

It is not advisable to apply sunscreen to wet hair as it will not be absorbed properly. However, it is safe to apply the sunscreen to slightly damp hair after taking a shower. You should avoid applying it to oily hair as it will be difficult to absorb it and leave you with an oily, white scalp.

What if I have an oily scalp?

If you have an oily scalp, you need to choose a sunscreen designed to be certified oil-free. This type of sunscreen will provide the same level or protection as an oil-based sunscreen but will not leave behind any heavy residue or affect your scalp's oil production.

What other scalp-protecting products should I use in addition to sunscreen?

In addition to sunscreen, you can use other products such as a pre-shampoo mask, a scalp treatment serum, and a finish spray to help protect and nourish your scalp. Together, these products will create a comprehensive shield to reduce scalp and hair damage, while helping to retain your hair’s natural sheen and shine.


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