Hair sunscreen – something I forgot even was a thing but BOY do I wish I had bought some in hindsight.
For the first time this summer, Robin and I spend a day lounging in Golden Gate Park this past weekend soaking up sunshine. I wore my hair in space buns which kept it out of my face… but that left a huge middle part of my scalp exposed.
AND I woke up the next day with an incredibly sunburnt scalp and I kicked myself for not wearing protection. I used to use hair sunscreen all the time as a kid, but that was years ago. So, I asked you guys on Instagram what your favorite sunscreens for hair and scalp are and these are the winners!
The 4 Best Sunscreens For Your Hair & Scalp
Sunscreens for hair and scalp are different than sunscreen for your skin. I love my Neutrogena spray sunscreen but I’ve tried spraying it on my hair before and BOY it left my hair looking greasy and janky.
Hair and scalp sunscreens are formulated to work more like styling sprays so they’re light on your hair while still providing broad-spectrum SPF protection against the sun’s rays. These are my readers’ favorite products to use in the summertime.
Because San Francisco is so foggy for large parts of the year, I usually forgo a hat during park days because I just NEED to feel the sunshine on my face. That’s why I’m so eager to start using sunscreen for my hair and scalp again – it protects hair and skin while still allowing me to channel my inner cat and soak up the rays!
Do you have a favorite hair sunscreen that didn’t make the list? Leave a comment below so everyone can see! Also drop a comment if you have questions or DM me on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll be happy to help.