View Full Version : Is there an equivalent to sunscreen for hair?

November 27th, 2014, 01:52 AM
I'm a dog walker, so Monday-Friday I'm pretty much out in the sun for the peak hours, 10-4, and I was wondering if anyone out there knew of anything that I can put in my hair to protect it from excessive sun damage. If you do, I would greatly appreciate you sharing it! Thank you!

November 27th, 2014, 02:07 AM

November 27th, 2014, 06:21 AM
The Body Shop has a shampoo, conditioner, hair butter, and a leave-in detangling spray with UV protection but no sulfates, silicones, or parabens. Depending on your hair's needs, you could possibly just use the spray over the outside of your hair every day before you leave.

November 27th, 2014, 06:43 AM
I don't think I've ever seen a sunscreen spray thing like in the link, over here :( And my work is busiest when it is sunny, and I work along the waterside too so that's double the dosage of rays. Does anyone know of other options that aren't headcovers?
Edit: Body shop has the goodies? Ah! Well, we do have those here. Hah! Thanks!

November 27th, 2014, 06:47 AM
A hat, maybe?

November 27th, 2014, 06:51 AM
I'm with Bene - put your hair up and wear a hat. If it has a decent brim it will also protect your face. :)

November 27th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Igor had an intersecting experiment (http://igorsbelltower.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-sun-protection-experiment-2-months.html?m=1) that she wrote about on her blog about hair SPF products.

November 27th, 2014, 10:10 AM
Guhl used to do a spray for sun protection, this one (http://oud.girlscene.nl/images/library/articles/girlscene/archief/haarzon2.jpg), but it has long been discontinued. I still have one in my stash.

November 27th, 2014, 10:17 AM
I nearly said "try a hat" too but I didn't want to sound too rude by making an obvious statement besides which a hat can get really hot in summer, I should know I used to run half marathons with a baseball cap covering mine.:cool:

November 27th, 2014, 01:48 PM
Thanks for the tips everyone. As to the whole hat thing-I overheat really quickly when I wear them so unfortunately that's not really an option for me. Thank you, though!

November 28th, 2014, 07:14 AM
Buff makes a sun protection version. (http://www.buffusa.com/sports/collections/filter/sun-protection) I overheat a lot and I wear a Buff covering a crown braid whenever I've done a few runs that had those powdered colors thrown at us and been fine. I'm pretty sure I have the bug/UV filter Buff too. It's really lightweight. It's another option to look at, at least.

November 28th, 2014, 12:01 PM
A hat, maybe?

Yeah that what I thought too.... A hat really covers all the sun rays and u can look totally awesome with the right one!!! Maybe head wraps can work as well in beautiful and awesome ways!!!

December 3rd, 2014, 04:47 PM
Aveda carries a product called brilliance spray and it has UV protectant ingredients in it :) it also has all sorts of other nutritious ingredients and no silicones or alcohol if i remember right

December 3rd, 2014, 04:56 PM
Sunscreen for hair isn't as extensively researched and tested as sunscreen for skin at all. There is a reason why companies don't put SPF or any other rating on hair stuff: it's a marketing claim only. My hair still gets lighter if I stay in the sun without a hat, whether I use leave-ins with UV protection or not. :shrug:

The tiny bits of inconclusive research I found made me trust only hats/scarves/parasols as "sunblock" for hair. I just don't trust the UV protecting ingredients in my products, not to mention that they would probably need to completely soak canopy hair to provide any protection, which would make hair unpresentable.