12 Sun Protection Hair Products You'll Love

12 Sun Protection Hair Products You'll Love

12 Sun Protection Hair Products You'll Love

Keep your hair looking healthy all summer.

Keep your hair looking healthy all summer.

Text: Luana Harumi

Sunny days are great for spending time outdoors – be it at the park, the beach, or sipping drinks at a nice rooftop. By now, you are probably aware of all the damage that UV rays can cause to your skin (so don’t forget your sunscreen!), but it’s easier to forget that your hair also needs protection from the sun. To help you keep your locks healthy all summer, V selected 12 hair care products for this season. Take a look below:

Sun Bum Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 - $14.99

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With a lightweight, fast-drying formula that works for all hair types, this SPF 30 scalp mist offers water-resistant UVA/UVB broad-spectrum protection, in addition to being non-comedogenic, vegan, and sulfate free. Find it on SunBum.com.

Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray - $15

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This leave-in spray is perfect for colored hair, promising to make it look conditioned and extra shiny while also locking and extending the life of hair color. Its formula contains sunflower extract to help with sun protection and prevent the color from fading. Find it on PaulMitchell.com.

Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Lotion - $16

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This heat and UV protectant will shield your hair when you’re out in the sun but can also be applied before using a blow dryer, matching with all hair types (though the brand advises it to be used lightly on fine hair). Find it on Drybar.com.

Mineral Fusion Brush-On Sun Defense - $25

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If you prefer dry formulas, this might be the one for you. This powder sunscreen offers SPF 30 protection and provides a matte finish that promises to blend perfectly with all skin tones and types – it’s not only easy to apply but can also be used as a quick dry shampoo substitute. Available at Mineral Fusion.com.

Coola Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30- $26

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Featuring Coola’s refreshing ocean scent, this water-resistant sunscreen spray will help you protect often-forgotten spots while also preventing UV-related color fade. It also comes in a lightweight formula that won’t leave your hair looking greasy. Shop at Coola.com

Moroccanoil Protect & Prevent Spray - $28

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This spray was specially created for color-treated hair, with a formula that blends antioxidants that neutralize free radicals generated by UV, pollution, and other environmental factors, while also offering thermal protection against heat. Find it on Moroccanoil.com

Bumble and Bumble - Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer - $28

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This versatile leave-in hair primer is made from a blend of six lightweight oils that will not only protect your hair against UV rays and dryness from the sun, but will also help it look softer, tamed, and frizz-free. Recommended for medium to thick hair that is dry, damaged, and/or color-treated. Available at BumbleAndBumble.com.

Phytoplage - Protective Sun Oil - $30

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Ideal for swimmers, this water-resistant oil offers UV protection along with a chlorine and saltwater shield. A runway favorite, it can also be used to create a “wet look” effect, thanks to its nourishing olive wax enriched formula. Available at Phyto.com

Sachajuan Hair In The Sun - $32

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This vegan and cruelty-free cream offers UV-filter protection that will protect your hair and hair color from the sun with a formula that stays in the hair even after a bath or a shower. The lightweight composition also makes it useful as a light styling cream for sunny days. Shop at Sachajuan.com.

Oribe Bright Blonde Sun Lightening Mist - $38

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Made with a natural blend of lemon and chamomile, this peroxide-free spray was created to help you achieve natural-looking lighter hair tones for the summer. The formula can be activated either with the heat of the sun or from the blowdryer, and also protects the hair from UV rays. Available at Oribe.com.

Kerastase Crème UV Sublime Hair Cream - $39

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Coconut water and vitamin E are combined in this UV-protective cream, which also delivers hair nourishment and promises to control frizzy hair and prevent hair breakage. Versatile, it can be applied either before or after sun exposure, preferably to dry or towel-dried hair. Available at Kerastase-USA.com

Aveda Sun Care Protecting Hair Veil- $40.90

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The lightweight, non-greasy formula of this spray offers UV protection obtained from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils, which also help prevent the hair-drying effects of the sun. The formula also includes green tea extract, shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E to provide conditioning and give the hair a shiny, soft aspect. Available at Amazon.com

Credits: Cover photo by KIYANA TEHRANI.


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