Sun Protection for your Hair and Scalp

With Summer right around the corner it's time to start protecting your hair and scalp.  Most people know that your hair be damaged by the sun, but you can't forget about your scalp.  Your scalp is made up of skin, so you can actually get burned on your about painful!  Here's the scoop: If hair and scalp are unprotected, UV rays can burn scalp skin and penetrate into the cortex and strip away the cuticle causing color to fade and hair to become dull, roughnd prone to frizz and flyaways.  

Although, some oils can protect your hair and scalp against UV rays the SPF levels are very low.  Macademia is up there at SPF 6 and my personal favorite, Coconut Oil is only SPF 2.  Since this is basically nothing, hair care companies all over are creating products with SPF to protect your hair and scalp.  

Redken introduces the NEW Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12 to the Color Extend Sun haircare regimen, a multi-tasking leave-in that helps prevent sun burnt scalps while helping to strengthen, protect and replenish sun-stressed hair.  The UVA and UVB filters in Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12 provide SPF 12 protection to exposed scalp to help prevent burning or peeling from the sun’s damaging rays.  Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and the advanced Hydra-Shield Complex deliver strengthening Ceramide and moisture-rich Mango Oil to dry strands to resurface the cuticle, repair damaged areas and replenish lost moisture. 

Products available include: 

Frederic Fekkai has also hopped on the sun protection for your hair bandwagon, creating the Marine Summer Hair Collection.  Marine Summer Hair protects against the damaging effects of the sun, saltwater, and chlorine.  These products feature UV protection and AquaNutrients, an exclusive blend of Marine extracts with deep hydrating benefits. 

Product Available:
  1. Marine Summer Hair Zero-Humidity Frizz Control: Conquer frizz all day with this weightless, alcohol-free mist.
  2. Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves:  Create a tousled, "beachy" look with this heat-activated UV shield and styling mist.
  3. Marine Summer Hair Marine Clean Detox Shampoo:  A gentle daily purifying shampoo
  4. Marine Summer Hair Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner: A bi-phase, daily, leave-in conditioner.

Oscar Blandi Capri Sun-Shield Spray - Just as you would protect your skin with sunscreen, this spray uses UV inhibitors to protect your hair color from fading, while adding moisture, shine, and suppleness to counteract the drying effects of the sun and chlorine. 

           Jessica Simpson Women's Ombre Floppy Sun Hay Hat,Black,One Size    WHITE EXTREME WIDE BRIM GLAMOROUS FLOPPY HAT

Another great option is to get a big floppy hat!