By Aishlin Hennigan
We have all heard of SPF (Sun Protection Factor) for our skin, but have you heard of it for your hair? It makes sense, we protect any exposed part of our bodies like our eyes with sunglasses and our skin with sunscreen.
Why should we protect our hair against the harmful rays of the sun? Prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can cause your hair to be dehydrated, dull, and distressed. It can cause colour fading and lack of volume.
So whether you’re in Costa del Sol or Salthill this summer, we have created a list of products to keep you protected.
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Heat/ Oil UV Protective Primer
This heat protecting mist doubles as a UV protective spray to help you battle those harsh rays this summer. Apply it to damp or dry hair for on the run application. It is available on Beauty | Health | Pharmacy and Prescriptions – Boots Ireland for €23 for a 250ml bottle.
Beauty Works X Molly Mae UV Shield Spray
Molly Mae is known for her flowing blonde hair, and this summer she is flying the flag for healthy hair with her collaboration with Beauty Works. The 100ml bottle is the perfect size for portable application, so no excuses! The vegan formula protects against discolouration and heat damage. It is available on LOOKFANTASTIC IE – Luxury Beauty, Cosmetics & Haircare for €11.45.
Clarins Sun Care Body and Hair Oil Mist SPF 30
Clarins Sun Care Body and Hair Oil Mist SPF 30 is the two in one protection so it won’t take up too much space in your suitcase! Apply the product 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every two hours to ensure constant protection. It is available on Beauty | Health | Pharmacy and Prescriptions – Boots Ireland for €22.50.
Zelens Body Defence Sunscreen SPF 30
Zelens Body Defence Sunscreen is labelled as a sunscreen, however it can also be used on hair. The SPF 30 product is ideal for beach days as it is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. It is on sale Cloud10Beauty.com | Beauty, Cosmetics, Skincare and Haircare online – Cloud 10 Beauty for €63.
Kérastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime
Kérastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime is a leave-in mositurising cream that can be applied to wet or dry hair. It protects against the effects of sun, chlorine, and saltwater. You apply it before or after sun exposure. The product can be found on LOOKFANTASTIC IE – Luxury Beauty, Cosmetics & Haircare for the sale price of €18.95.