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Sun Protection For Hair You Need this Summer
Although we might not be able to jet off on holiday just yet, it’s important to protect your hair and scalp even in the UK.
Looking after your locks will be the least of your worries as you soak up the summer sun, but we’ve burnt our scalps one too many times to know that you can’t skimp on sun protection for your hair.
That’s right, those damaging UV rays take no prisoners and will sizzle everything from your scalp to your strands if you step out into the sun unprotected.
As experts explain, the skin on your scalp is just as prone to sunburn as the rest of your body and should therefore be treated the same. If not, persistent sun exposure can cause strands to turn dry and brittle, whilst a burnt scalp can damage hair follicles and lead to potential hair loss and skin cancer – yikes!
As we're aware that the idea of slathering factor 50 onto your parting doesn’t sound too pleasant, we’ve rounded up the best sun protection for your hair. With everything from oils to sprays and creams, you're bound to find your new summer essential.
If anyone knows how to care for your hair, it’s the French favourite brand, NUXE. This milky oil spray protects your tresses from UV rays, chlorine and salt with its sunscreen, rice protein and coconut oil blend. Better yet, it’s lightly fragranced with a tropical flower scent – perfect for the summer.
Before you head out in the sun protect and shield your hair with this formula. It has a weightless, non-greasy texture which provides long-lasting UV defence. Not to mention, it makes your locks feel silky smooth.
Blonde hair can really take a beating when it comes to sun exposure, but it’s nothing a little spritz can’t handle. Providing optimum UV and thermal protection, this spray works to shield strands from the sun, all whilst brightening and nourishing lack-lustre locks.
Keep curly and wavy hair in tip-top condition as this spray carefully smooths each strand and coats them with a UV-fighting film. Lightweight and non-sticky, it’s the perfect formula for future pool days.
Now that you're up to scratch with how to keep your hair soft and sumptuous this summer, why not check out the Most Common Sunscreen Myths Unravelled so you can really be on your A-game?
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.