Keeping your hair protected in the sun is essential if you want soft, shiny and healthy locks when you return from your tropical vacation. Just like SPF for the skin, it's so easy to use on your hair, and there are lots of different sun protection formulas and textures you can use, such as oils, sprays and creams, depending on your hair type and needs. And don't forget your scalp! As long as middle parts are trending, your scalp will be a hot spot for sunburn if you don't use the proper UV hair protection. Alongside our SPF saviors, we've added some summer-specific haircare products to boost your hair game this season.
Why do you need sun protection for your hair and scalp?
Just like your skin, your hair can burn and become damaged in the sun. Damaging UVA and UVB rays penetrate the hair-shaft, and although they can cause hair lightening for a short period of time, they inevitably cause dulling, split ends and breakage in the long-term. If you aren't using a heat/UV protectant already, we have some options that will help repair damage caused by the sun and restore your locks to their original beauty!
The Best Sun Protection and Repair Products for Hair
Philip B Thermal Protection Spray
This nutrient-packed spray protects hair from sun damage, chlorine, salt water and heat styling tools all in one! The lightweight, non-greasy Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray is formulated with a potent L-Amino Acid Complex, helping the spray strengthen hair to prevent breakage and split ends while enhancing shine.
Olaplex No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo
The new Olaplex No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo has been a go-to for the LF team lately. With summer approaching, this will be the perfect product post-swim, hike, or whatever activity you get up to! You can count on this shampoo to release your hair of buildup, whether it's sweat, SPF, or other impurities.
Phyto Phytoplage Hair and Body After Sun Rehydrating Shampoo
Infused with Coconut Oil, the multi-use Phyto Phytoplage After Sun Rehydrating shampoo for hair and body performs a gentle yet thorough cleanse; it eliminates sunscreen residue and other impurities that can accumulate after a day in the sun. Say goodbye to crunchy hair after the beach and stay hydrated by adding this product into your summer routine.
Olaplex No. 3, No. 6 and No. 7 Trio
This Olaplex bundle is an all-around bond repair kit for restoring hair, including photo-damage from the sun with thermal protection in all products. My favorite way to use this is to put in No.3 and No.6 in after a shower and let my hair air dry. It's amazing how soft it makes my hair and I can't live without it!
evo The Great Hydrator Moisture Mask
A wonderful multi-tasker, the mask is also enriched with UV protectors, which shield your hair from sun damage and help to prevent your hair color from fading. Is your hair frizzy or dry? This product is for you.
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