SPF For Your Hair: The Best Products To Protect Your Hair

By Chrissy Callahan

Now that summer’s begun, we’re all a little eager to soak up some rays. Being the savvy beauties that you are, we know you know how important it is to prevent your skin from sun damage but what about your hair? As we throw our hair back into a bun or slap on a headband in the morning, most of us don’t even give a second thought about sun protection, but your hair is vulnerable to damage too, as expert hairstylist Jeffrey Lyle describes:  “The harsh aggressions of sun, wind, and chlorinated or salt water produce free radicals which attack the hair fiber, leaving it dry, dull, and weakened. Using products that have UVA and UVB filters will help protect hair from the sun’s harmful rays.”

So whenever you’re venturing out into the sun for extended periods of time (you know, for that fun day at the beach or that long romantic stroll through the park), it’s always a good idea to protect your hair. And we’ve got just the products to help you do so! Check them out, lovelies, and then go (safely) soak up some much deserved sun!

Angelo David Salon Vital Complex Leave-In Conditioner, $21.50, angelodavid.com
Sun protection while detangling your locks? We could get used to that. This leave-in conditioner detangles and conditions hair while adding body and shine, and oh yeah, provides a sun filter to protect hair against color fade and UVA/UVB damage.

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Blow-Pro Body By Blow No Crunch Body Builder Mousse, $18, folica.com
We love the fact that this mousse, which adds body and resists humidity, provides super style and protection. We are multitasking gals, after all, and need products that can keep up with us!

Ouidad Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-In Spray, $20, sephora.com
Sun can be extra dangerous for dry curly hair, so protect your locks with this leave-in conditioner whose UV blockers form an invisible shield to protect hair from sun, wind, salt and chlorine.

TRESemmé Climate Control Finishing Spray, $4.49, walgreens.com
We love anything that lets us save a step in our beauty routine, and that’s why we love this spray so much. Climate Control technology provides all the pros of a normal spray (protection, hold, shine) but also creates a barrier between hair and UV rays.

Phyto Plage Protective Beach Spray, $22, drugstore.com
This multitasker prevents color damage, preserves shine, and contains a UV filter. What more could a sun-loving goddess ask for?

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Pureology Essential Repair Anti-Fade Colour Max, $22, drugstore.com
There’s nothing worse than doling out a bunch of cash to get the perfect summer hair color, then having it ruined by the sun! But with this triple threat lightweight mist, you can protect hair from fading, repair past damage, and add shine.

Redken Color Extend Sun After-Sun Mask, $14.95, folica.com
We all slip up once in awhile and forget to apply our SPF, so for those times when you must do damage control, call upon this little baby. The mask’s Hydra-Shield Complex helps restore lost moisture and shine, while detangling and protecting hair.

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