The Best Sunscreens…For Your Hair!

The summer sun is not just dangerous to your skin, but it can also wreak major havoc on your hair. Sun exposure can cause your hair color to turn or fade as well as cause some serious drying action. Luckily, there are are a few wonderful and readily available sun protection products formulated specifically for your hair. Today, we’re sharing our top three favorite hair sunscreens so you can start protecting that gorgeous investment (your hair!) as soon as possible. Here they are in no particular order!

Oscar Blandi Capri Sun-Shield Spray

Oscar Blandi Hair Sunscreen

What it does:

  • Defends hair from sun and chlorine damage
  • Protects color from fading with UV inhibitors
  • Adds moisture, shine, and suppleness

What’s in it:

  • Grape seed extract
  • Vitamin E
  • Provitamin B5
  • Avocado oil
  • Jojoba oil

How to use:

  • Spray liberally to dry or wet hair before and during sun exposure
  • Comb through to evenly distribute
  • Re-apply after swimming

Added bonus!

  • Light formula will not leave residue or weigh hair down
  • Provides a refreshing scent
  • Can also be used as a styling aid to create a tousled “beachy” look

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

Aveda Hair Sunscreen

What it does:

  • Forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure for up to 16 hours
  • Minimizes color fading
  • Minimizes damage and dryness

What’s in it:

  • UVA/UVB filters derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils
  • Anti-oxidizing blend of green tea extract
  • Certified organic sunflower seed oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Certified organic shea butter, coconut and palm oils

How to use:

  • Spray evenly on dry or damp hair before and during sun exposure. Start with small amount and layer as needed—do not saturate hair.
  • Reapply after swimming

Added bonus!

  • Comes in a lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist
  • Light tropical aroma blend with 100% certified organic essences of neroli, ylang ylang and wild-crafted cistus

Ouidad Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-In Conditioner

Hair Sunscreen By Ouidad

What it does:

  • Protects against sun damage with effective UV blockers, which form an invisible breathable shield to lock out the elements

What’s in it:

  • Specially formulated proteins
  • Amino acids

How to use:

  • Spray on prior to sun exposure and anytime by the pool or beach when you want to create softer, smoother, shinier tresses

Added bonus!

  • Also effective against damaging environmental factors like wind, salt and chlorine
  • The blend of special proteins and amino acids seal in moisture and nourish hair while shielding from overexposure to the drying and stiffening elements common to outdoor activity
  • Created with curls in mind, but anyone can use it