If your summer plans include lounging on the beach or spending a long time out in the sun, then you need to bring in the reinforcements. But your skin isn’t the only thing you should be protecting.
Believe it or not, it’s possible for your hair to get sunburned. Your hair is as sensitive as your skin, which means that it needs extra maintenance and protection in order for it to look its best.
This is what your hair looks like sunburned: Dry, brittle and lackluster. Depending on something as simple as your hair color (dyed or naturally colored), the sun can damage your hair even faster. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, then you need to take your sun protection up a notch.
Here are the best sunscreens for hair that will keep your color and texture looking sexy and healthy all summer long.
1. Shisheido Refreshing Sun Protection Spray
This protective spray has all the elements of a perfect sunscreen: It’s grease-proof and leaves your hair feeling soft and glamorous without the stickiness.
2. COOLA Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30
This hair mist also compliments many hair types, but works wonders on curly and wavy hair. It’s packed with antioxidants and prevents your hair color from fading.
3. Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
What could be better than a spray that is super light, is packed with flower and plant essences that promote healthy hair and is waterproof?
4. Sun Bum® 3 In 1 Leave In Hair Conditioning Treatments
This leave-in conditioner and protective spray solves three hair problems at once. It adds a protective layer to your hair and blocks out the damaging heat from the sun, makes your hair softer and easier to detangle, and is also free of the big 3 toxins (parabens, aluminum and phthalate).
5. Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray
This formula can multitask. It’s great for both your skin and your hair, and it is also non-greasy.
6. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer
This hair mist rivals the oil that your favorite hairdresser uses. Think of it as a primer. It gets your hair ready and protects it from the sun’s heat. The brand claims that it goes with most hair types and can be used as a leave-in conditioner, which is a major plus!
7. Moroccanoil Perfect Defense
The argan oil in this spray is the secret to healthy and moisturized hair. This spray is perfect for those summer vacations where most of your time will be spent outside in the scorching sun.
8. Philip Kingsley Sun Shield
The best part about using this hair product is that it is always on frizz duty! It doesn’t give off that sticky feeling and even adds volume to your hair.
9. Rene Furterer Solaire Protective Summer Oil
The essential oils in this sun spray make it a great conditioner. It also protects your hair from the harsh effects of chlroine, so feel free to take a dive into the pool!
Cassandra is a beauty and lifestyle writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. She blogs about affordable outfits from her favorite movies and TV shows at Onscreencloset.com.