What would you like to know?
Share this Story

Hair sunscreen: It’s a must and here are 9 products to choose from

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?)...

The 411 on protecting your tresses

Yes, hair sunscreen is a thing — an uber-important thing. For one, singeing your locks in the sun will eventually make you look like a before picture (a 2008 study revealed that excessive sun exposure degrades protein and pigment in the hair shaft, and that a UV-protectant for your tresses is crucial). For two… well, skin cancer. Your hair can only protect your scalp for so long before it needs a little backup.

Since a sunburned scalp is about as much fun as sobriety, make sure you arm yourself with hair sunscreen for your subsequent trips to the beach, mmmkay pumpkin? Look, we've even done the shopping for you:

1. Rene Furterer Sun Care Protective Summer Fluid KPF 90

Renee Furterer Sun Care Protective Summer Fluid KPF 90

Spray Rene Furterer Sun Care Protective Summer Fluid on damp or dry hair before going out in the sun for all day protection. It's a water-resistant formula and blocks 90 percent of the sun's damaging UV rays from your hair. (LovelySkin.com, $23)

2. Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray is a waterproof, non-greasy dry oil that shields both skin and hair from the sun. It's lightweight and leaves your hair feeling silky. (Sephora, $35)

3. Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil

Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil

Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil prevents your hair from being weakened by the sun and preserves that shine you love so much. Simply spray on dry or wet hair before heading outside, and reapply after swimming. (Beauty.com, $28)

4. TRESemme Climate Control Spray

TRESemme Climate Control Spray

TRESemme Climate Control Spray isn't just budget-friendly — it's everything-friendly. This formula fights humidity, static, wind and UV rays. Seriously, I'm surprised it doesn't come with a cape. (Ulta, $5)

5. L'Oreal EverPure UV Protect Spray

L’Oreal EverPure UV Protect Spray

L'Oreal EverPure UV Protect Spray protects hair from the sun's harmful rays, arming it against breakage. It distributes evenly, and is perfect for color-treated hair. (Amazon.com, $8)

6. bareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen

bareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen

bareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen protects without a heavy, greasy finish. You can easily sweep it over your part line and any thinning areas of your scalp. Just rub it in to blend, and you're good to go. (BeautyBay.com, $45)

7. Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

It doesn't get much easier than this: Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is a lightweight, waterproof mist that protects your hair from UV rays for up to 16 hours. It helps to minimize color fading, damage and dehydrated strands — and smells ah-mazing! (Aveda.com, $28)

8. Banana Boat Quick Dri Sport Sunscreen

Banana Boat Quick Dri Sport Sunscreen

Banana Boat Quick Dri Sport Sunscreen is for both your body and scalp, and has the added bonus of being waterproof. It's a clear, non-greasy formula that dries uber-fast. (Drugstore.com, $9)

9. Ouidad Sun Shield Leave-In Conditioner

Ouidad Sun Shield Leave-In Conditioner

Ouidad Sun Shield Leave-In Conditioner forms an invisible barrier between your strands and UV rays. It's also effective against wind, salt and chlorine, keeping your hair nourished while you bust out your inner Sporty Spice. (Ouidad.com, $63)

More sunscreen tips

5 Sunscreens with the best scents
The sunscreen you can drink
Your guide to skin care in the sun

Recommended for You
Comments
Hot
New in Beauty & Style
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!