Sunscreen for Hair: The Easiest Way to Protect and Hydrate Your Scalp

Taylor Post

A day at the beach or laying poolside calls for a few essential items to throw into the beach bag. We’ve packed water bottles, towels, and sunscreen for our skin, but what about protection for our hair? It’s time to add another item to the list of ways to protect yourself: hair sunscreen. Most come in a spray form you can spritz in throughout the day, but there are also leave-in conditioners and other styling product options.

Not only will sunscreen for your hair protect your beautiful locks from becoming brittle and dry, but these products will also add an extra shine and moisture. Below, we’ve put together a list of eight sunscreens for you hair to help fight against harmful UV rays — that won’t leave your hair feeling greasy.

Clarins SPF

Get amazing 2-in-1 protection with this skin and hair sunscreen spray with this SPF 30 from Clarins.
Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray Broad, $35, 

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Paul Mitchell SPF

Carry this sun protection spray in your beach bag to spitz through your hair to ensure silky and vibrant hair that’s totally shielded.
Paul Mitchell Sun Shield Conditioning Spray, $21.90, 

Ojon SPF

Let this SPF-filled conditioning mask soak into your hair once a week to protect strands from harmful UV rays and fading color.
Ojon Color Sustain™PRO Fade-Fighter™ Weekly Conditioning Treatment, $29.50, 

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Nioxin SPF

Start at the root of the issue with this scalp and hair protecting treatment infused with SPF 15.
Nioxin System 4 Scalp Treatment, $25, 

Wella SPFThis amazing spray not only protects you hair from harsh sun rays, but also hydrates tresses from root to tip.
Wella Professionals Sun Protection Spray, $18.46, 

Rene SPFSwim and lay in the sun all day with Rene’s water-resistant and UV protectant spray. Remember to reapply every two hours for optimal protection.
Rene Furterer Sun Care Protective Summer Fluid, $23,

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Phyto SPF

Don’t let the sun, salt, and chlorine leave your hair dry and brittle. Add hydration and UV protection with this spray from Phyto, which works to restore extra dry and damaged hair.
Phyto Plage Protective Beach Hair Spray, $6.50, Skincareazproducts


Aveda SPFLock in protection from the sun for up to 16 hours with with naturally formulated sunscreen spray for your hair.
Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $28,

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