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8 Products to Protect Hair From Sun Damage (And Other Summer Stress)

The best hair sun protection is always a hat.

Well...

Was.

We don't have to sit here and tell you how far hair products have come.

You've seen dry shampoo, no?

But, I think we can all agree:

There's product overload when it comes to finding how to protect your hair from sun damage!

From super high end to cult-fave dupes;

Or the battle between an all-natural route vs. brands that boast the best in science;

It can be hard to find your beach bag's staples.

But, lucky for you:

We've tried a ton!

So make some room on your towel.

'Cause we're coming in to share the 8 best products to protect hair from sun damage.

Plus: some honorable mentions in the UV game.

Read Next: How To Naturally Hydrate Your Hair This Summer
 

product to protect from sun damage and chlorine


For Water Lovers: IGK BLOCKED Water-Resistant Hair Shield

For swimmers, floaters, or even just water signs.

This creamy, breakthrough formula is a swimmer's hair hero.

It blocks out everything:

UV rays, chlorine, salt, sweat, wind, and other color-fading elements too.

Yeah.

And we're only one product in, people!

With a mix of natural waxes and balm mint, this hair shield seals the hair cuticle and keeps hair protected throughout pool play.

What it's made without:

  • Cruelty free
  • Gluten free
  • No parabens or sulfates
  • Without mineral oil

product that demonstrates how to protect hair from sun damage while swimming


Honourable Mention: Philip Kingsley Swimcap Water Resistant Mask

Originally designed for Olympic swimmers, this will not only protect your hair from sun damage;

It's a nourishing blend of:

  • olive oil
  • vitamin E
  • essential fatty acids.

Plus!

Hydrolyzed elastin adds strength and reduces breakage when hair may get hit the hardest:

At the pool.

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For Easy AF Application: Rita Hazan Lock + Block Protective Spray

Part of being a Cool Chill Girl is having products that are equally as nonchalant as you.

Or as chill as we all pretend to look in the summer.

Celeb-stylist Rita Hazan's dry, weightless mist is for that.

Apply when hair is damp or dry;

It's one of the best hair sun protection products for how easy you can throw it on throughout the day.

Like, after a swim.

Or when the UV scaries really settle in (again).

It's high on nourishing vitamins and antioxidants.

Like Vitamin B5, A, and E.

Giving you easy application, added shine, and frizz-fighting smoothness.

 

protect hair and scalp from sun damage with high spf


For Vacations: Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder SPF 35

Lazy girls rejoice:

One of the best ways to protect hair from sun damage naturally is to wash it less!

Because the sun can be pretty harsh on your scalp, it needs extra oil to protect that sensitive skin.

Plus...

If you're on vacation, timing a hair wash between the beach and dinner is pretty annoying.

Enter:

Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder.

One of the higher SPFs on this list, it protects where things matter most:

The scalp.

Similar to a dry shampoo, this non-greasy, super-fine powder uses SPF 45 for a mega dose of UV protection!

So you can keep scalp damage and the when-am-I-gonna-wash-my-hair thoughts at bay.

Just focus on the sunset, ok?

natural and organic product to protect hair from sun damage


Honorable Mention: COOLA Organic Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30

Small, but mighty.

We had to include this small spray for 4 big reasons:

  1. With organic, plant-derived extracts it acts as a lightweight conditioner
  2. It also has Avobenzone—a strong UV blocker great for direct-to-the-scalp use
  3. It's water-resistant and OcEaN ScEnTeD
  4. At 60mL, you can throw it in your bag and spritz any time!

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best UV protectant styling product


For Hair Styling: Sachajuan Hair In The Sun

Powerful UV filter meets Kim K 40th birthday island getaway.

Safe sun is important, but it definitely rivals the joy of having blown out and beautiful hair.

For an Instagram-approved style plus hair sun protection: 

We love this product for its unique UV-resistant properties and piecey, beachy hold.

And that's not all:

Even after a swim, hardcore outdoor workout, and even a full wash, you'll get sun-shielding benefits.

Although;

We suggest a re-apply of any products that protect from sun damage whenever you're gonna be out.

 

UV protectant hairspray to prevent sun damage


Honorable Mention: Bumble & Bumble Dry Oil Finishing Spray

Less of an honorable mention.

More of an amazing final step to your summer styling routine.

And!

This super fine-mist does it all in just a few spritzes.

We're giving gold stars out for:

  • smoothing without weighing down hair
  • lightweight hydration
  • non-greasy formula (and still an oil!)
  • broad spectrum UV protective shield

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best hair sun protection for fine hair

 

For Fine Hair: Wella Professionals Sun Protection Spray For Fine To Normal Hair

We'd never forget you fellow fine-haired babes!

Piling on haircare products (especially in the heat of summer) can be an issue for finer hair types.

So:

We take special consideration for how much harder the sun can hit your scalp.

Plus:

How heavy haircare products can be.

Wella Professionals' Sun Protection Spray for Fine to Normal Hair is that special consideration.

Hell, it's right in the name!

With an SPF 30 formula, it also boasts a double phase technology for consistent strength in the sun.

Not to mention:

A hearty vitamin complex hydrates throughout the day, leaving hair swaying softly.

 

products to protect hair from sun damage naturally


For Natural Protection: Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosehip, Argan & Coconut Oil Blend

Finding natural-based solutions for sun care is difficult.

And luckily:

We've come a long way from thick, white, goopy sunscreen.

Not to mention:

The leaps we've made in UV-protectant hair products!

So, how to protect hair from sun damage naturally?

Find high-quality, natural ingredients like those in Briogeo's Farewell Frizz Oil Blend.

99% of its ingredients are derived from natural, vegan oils!

And it leaves out:

  • artificial dyes
  • phthalates
  • sulphates
  • silicones

As for its crave-worthy ingredients:

You get an antioxidant rich blend of coconut, rosehip, and argan oil;

Designed to protect you from more than just UV rays!

You'll also block out:

Frizz, flyaways, free radicals, heat, and that scary "what is this actually made of" feeling.

Read Next: Castor Oil Hair Masks: 10 Benefits Of Castor Oil In Your Hair

moisturizing product to prevent sun damage and UV exposure


For Moisture: Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier

Gotta get this off my chest:

A huge reason why this (already incredible) product made the list is:

The SMELL ALONE.

Like tropical candy, it uses Amazonian fruit oils from buriti (sometimes called moriche palm), mango, and passionfruit.

The brand is known for its "rainforest grown beauty";

Making these ingredients rich in:

  • vitamins A + C + E
  • antioxidants
  • tocopherols and carotenoids like beta-carotene
  • essential fatty acids
  • proteins

Mist this in damp hair straight out of the shower or post-swim;

And gain soft, glossy strands that look like you undid weeks of prior sun-use.

Although;

This product protects hair from sun damage at a much higher price point.

We wholeheartedly swear by the star power of this one!

 

scalp oil styling product with spf


Honorable Mention: René Furterer Solaire Protective Summer Oil

At SPF 50, it's surprising this oil is able to do anything else!

But, what it also has is:

An intensely nourishing mix of castor and sesame oil.

A light, summery fragrance.

And water-resistant, long lasting wear.

Plus!

Those oils not only function as hyper-moisturizing, but sesame extract gives this product its UV-protectant properties!

Making it one of the more natural products to protect hair from sun damage.

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color protectant for sun damage


For Color Protection: Joico Blonde Life Brightening Veil

For blondes and change-obsessed dye lovers, summer is...

A brave time.

It's too much sun, too much chlorine, and not enough moisture.

Ever.

With all that added UV exposure, you need the best hair sun protection to maintain your summer look.

A bit of an over-achiever this one;

We couldn't settle for anything less!

Joico's Blonde Life Brightening Veil provides a broad spectrum formula that is designed to banish fading and brassy tones.

Plus!

You'll get a boost of shine, reduced frizz, and heat protection up to 230°C.

All in a few veiled sprays.

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