5 Sunscreen Sprays & Oils Made to Protect Your Scalp

Jul 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Best Scalp Sunscreens for Summer:
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Our scalps are very sensitive by nature, so when harsh UV rays burn us, it can be very painful (not to mention damaging). Once you’ve been burned, you know that you’ll do anything in your power never to be burned again. Luckily, we don’t have to go to great lengths to protect the skin thanks to scalp sunscreen.

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Designed to shield your scalp from the sun and also add moisture to your hair, this wonderful product is a must-have for summer. Below are the favorites we think will suit your need for protection all season long, from sprays to leave-in conditioners.

Best Scalp Sunscreens for Summer: Q-Science Q-Sunshade Leave In Conditioner & Scalp Protectant SPF 30 Image: Amazon.

Q-SkinScience Q-Sunshade Leave In Conditioner & Scalp Protectant SPF 30

Especially helpful for color-treated hair, this dual hair treatment utilizes green tea extract and vitamin E to smooth and soften strands as well as deliver ample UV protection to the scalp.

Q-SkinScience Q-Sunshade Leave In Conditioner & Scalp Protectant SPF 30, $22.68 at Amazon

Best Scalp Sunscreens for Summer: Coola Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 Image: Sephora.

Coola Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30

Gotu kola extract improves blood circulation and panthenol delivers moisture, while monoi oil offers natural UV protection, so you needn’t worry about sunburn or itching.

Coola Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30, $26 at Sephora

Best Scalp Sunscreens for Summer: Banana Boat Sport Performance Quik Dri Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 Image: Amazon.

Banana Boat Sport Quik Dri Scalp Spray SPF 30

Water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, this spray dries quickly without leaving behind greasy residue.

Banana Boat Sport Quik Dri Scalp Spray SPF 30, $10.92 at Amazon

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Best Scalp Sunscreens for Summer: Vita Liberata Passionflower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Image: Sephora.

Vita Liberata Passionflower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50

A luxury oil that can also be used as a body moisturizer, this SPF is water-resistant, nongreasy, and made with natural ingredients that deliver fatty acids to the scalp and skin.

Vita Liberata Passionflower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $45 at Sephora

Best Scalp Sunscreens for Summer: Nioxin System 2 Scalp Treatment – SPF 15 Image: Amazon.

Nioxin Scalp Treatment 2 – SPF 15

In addition to improving the appearance of thinning hair, this nutrient-rich treatment includes sun protection so your scalp can flourish, too.

Nioxin Scalp Treatment 2 – SPF 15, $12 at Amazon


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