It’s True! Your Hair Needs Sun Protection Too
Dermatologists preach the importance of daily sun protection for our skin. But what about for our hair?
“Hair suffers sun damage as much as skin and needs daily protection, especially if it’s been chemically treated,” says Kris Sorbie, Redken’s global artistic director of color. While UVB rays can make your hair brittle, UVA rays can dull its color. Bleached strands are particularly at risk. Without protection, “they could turn yellow if exposed to sun,” says Sorbie.
- L’Oréal Paris EverPure UV Protect Spray: Mist wet hair with this lightweight, sulfate-free color-extender that contains UVA and UVB filters.
- Redken Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12: Spray this mango oil-infused hydrator on damp hair. It contains soplexyl to prevent UV damage, and even promises to shield your scalp from sunburns!
- Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil: This naturally derived, waterproof sun-stopper works for 16 hours straight to put the smack down on UVA/UVB rays—no reapplication required!
Are you protecting your hair while having fun in the sun?