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 to never be burned again. Luckily, we don’t have to go to lengthy measures to protect the skin, thanks to scalp sunscreen.
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.
Q-Science 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.
Available on Amazon
Coola Organic 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.
$26 at Sephora
Banana Boat Sport Performance Quik Dri Spray Sunscreen 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.
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, non-greasy, and made with natural ingredients that deliver fatty acids to the scalp and skin.
$45 at Sephora
Nioxin System 2 Scalp Treatment – SPF 15
In addition to improving the appearance of thinning hair, this nutrient-rich treatment includes sun protection so your scalp can flourish, too.