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SPF For the Hair

Do You Use SPF on Your Hair?

If you want to protect your hair from the effects of the sun, you can always plop on a trendy fedora or silky scarf. But if covering your hair with a stylish accessory is not in the cards, a hair product containing SPF is the way to go.

Effects of sun damage on the hair can include split ends, faded color, frizziness, and dryness. Luckily, there are lots of products available to shield your style from the hydration-zapping power of the sun, from styling products like Pureology Serious Colour Care Antifade Styling Lotion ($20) to shampoos and conditioners found in Redken's Color Extend line. But what I want to know is whether or not you SPF your hair. Well, do you?

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biarose biarose 5 years
None of these... I wear a hat!
bellazmom bellazmom 6 years
I love Aveda's Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. But, it is kind of oily on my hair, which I don't mind as a moisturizer, but I'm also washing it less frequently, so I only use it when I know I will be out in the sun for a significant period of time, or my hair looks too greasy. I also just bought a big, old sun hat! Hope that helps, too.
bellazmom bellazmom 6 years
I love Aveda's Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. But, it is kind of oily on my hair, which I don't mind as a moisturizer, but I'm also washing it less frequently, so I only use it when I know I will be out in the sun for a significant period of time, or my hair looks too greasy. I also just bought a big, old sun hat! Hope that helps, too.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
No. I offset dryness from the sun with conditioning and moisturizing treatments, not with SPF. I like to use jojoba oil. I have thick hair down the middle of my back, and I have no split ends. A hairdresser once thought I had extensions. She grabbed a handful of my hair, and looked up close to my scalp. I somewhat took that as a compliment, but it was embarrassing.
mallorycurtis mallorycurtis 6 years
i have very fine light hair, so my scalp always gets burned. i found this powder sunscreen from peter thomas roth that is amazing for that. it's colorless and light and protects my scalp from the horrible burns i used to get.
le-romantique le-romantique 6 years
I always heard that they didn't work, but I still use it if I'm planning to be outside for a long period of time... plus they generally make your hair extra silky.
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