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HQHAIR’S GUIDE TO SUNSCREEN FOR HAIR

HQHAIR’S GUIDE TO SUNSCREEN FOR HAIR

Addin’ SPF to your skincare routine is a no brainer, but sunscreen for hair? Now that’s a novel idea. We’ve got the goods when it comes to making sure you’ve got the right sun protection for when the temperature rises, and we can guarantee you’ll look hot too.

We’ve tried and tested the best SPF for hair you can get (and the worst, but we don’t need to speak about them). We’ve already made a list of the best heat protection sprays for when you’re gettin’ hot with the straighteners, but we’ve looked into everything from shampoo to hair masks to help make sure that you’ve got your head sorted when it’s hot.

Sunscreen for Hair: the top ten

Best Sunscreen for Hair

  1. ULTRASUN UV HAIR PROTECTOR
    £24.00 Buy now with HQhair

    ULTRASUN UV HAIR PROTECTOR

    Best for: a multi-functional product you can take to the beach.

    Ultrasun are the leaders when it comes to SPF, so it’s not surprising they have their own sunscreen for hair offering. Just like the rest of their range, this hair SPF ranks highly in the safety stakes, and will be your go-to for UV protection.

    Spray this on either dry or wet hair pre-sun exposure to help protect again the heat, and re-apply throughout the day to top up the SPF levels. It’ll work on both normal and coloured hair, plus it’ll help protect against chlorine and and salt water damage.

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  2. PHYTO PHYTOPLAGE PROTECTIVE SUN VEIL
    £15.00 Buy now with HQhair

    PHYTO PHYTOPLAGE PROTECTIVE SUN VEIL

    Best for: lightweight sun protection.

    The only thing we wanna add is extra, so Phyto have got the goods when it comes to SPF for hair that packs a punch with little additional weight. Much like Ultrasun, this fine mist spray can be applied to either wet or dry hair, and will add sun protection even on the hottest of days.

    Completely silicone and paraben-free, this protective sun veil is the perfect option for those who are on the lookout for a lightweight SPF.

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  3. CLOUD NINE MAGICAL POTION
    £18.95 Buy now with HQhair

    CLOUD NINE MAGICAL POTION

    Best for: heat protection against the sun and electrical tools.

    It’s called a Magical Potion for a reason. Cloud Nine have developed an oil-based heat-protection spray which will work just as well in the summer months as it does when feelin’ the heat of your hair straighteners.

    Shake the bottle to fully mix the product, then spray a fine mist throughout your hair to the ends. Also use this before blow drying your hair to reduce dry time by up to 50%.

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  4. NIOXIN System 6 Scalp Treatment for Noticeably Thinning, Medium to Coarse, Natural and Chemically Treated Hair 100ml
    £24.49 Buy now with HQhair

    NIOXIN System 6 Scalp Treatment for Noticeably Thinning, Medium to Coarse, Natural and Chemically Treated Hair 100ml

    Best for: thinning hair.

    Formulated for people with thinning hair or noticable hair loss, NIOXIN has created a leave-in scalp treatment which will help to encourage hair growth as part of their three step routine. Bonus? It includes SPF 15.

    Apply to towel dried hair before styling to help purify and remove environmental aggressors and ensure that sun protection for hair is a focus.

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  5. L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL SERIE EXPERT SOLAR SUBLIME SUN SHAMPOO
    £9.35 Buy now with HQhair

    L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL SERIE EXPERT SOLAR SUBLIME SUN SHAMPOO

    Best for: use after sun exposure.

    Not technically sunscreen for hair, but something that ought to be worked into your summer hair routine. L’Oréal Professionnel has formulated a range of L’Oréal shampoo which will help to soothe and tame your hair after a sun sesh.

    Using Vitamin E derivatives and Glycerin, this shampoo will effectively cleanse and nourish hair that has been subject to sun exposure. This will help to restore your hair’s natural shine and bounce.

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  6. NUXE AFTER SUN HAIR AND BODY SHAMPOO
    £10.00 Buy now with HQhair

    NUXE AFTER SUN HAIR AND BODY SHAMPOO

    Best for: taking with you on an after-work swim.

    If you’re after one bottle that can do it all, then Nuxe are gonna be your go-to. This lil wonder tube will lift away any of the grime that comes with summer – we’re talking SPF for hair, salt, chlorine and sand – and leave both your hair and your body feelin’ fresh.

    Although not a long term replacement for your shampoo and bodywash, this is great for chucking in your gym bag and having to hand any time you need a quick freshen up.

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  7. PHILIP KINGSLEY AFTER-SUN SCALP MASK
    £15.30 Buy now with HQhair

    PHILIP KINGSLEY AFTER-SUN SCALP MASK

    Best for: sensitive skin.

    An after-sun hair mask that will help to calm and soothe sensitive scalps, Philip Kingsley have developed a rinse-off hair product that’ll work in as little time as 10 minutes. Apply this mask before shampooing to help stimulate repair with nourishing chamomile and aloe vera to intensely hydrate hair that might’ve spent a lil bit too long in the sun.

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  8. PUREOLOGY COLOUR FANATIC SPRAY
    £17.60 Buy now with HQhair

    PUREOLOGY COLOUR FANATIC SPRAY

    Best for: an all-rounder.

    One of our go-to haircare brands, Pureology are keepin’ our tresses in tip top condition this summer with this multi-use Colour Fanatic Spray. Formulated for coloured hair, one of this mist’s main properties is to protect heat damaged hair, making it a perfect choice for summer months.

    With added bonuses like detangling capacity and great for smoothing, this is the sorta spray you need to add-to-bag ASAP.

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Now you’ve found the best sunscreen for hair, it’s time to add-to-bag.

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