Do I Need SPF For My Hair 0
in Beauty Hair Care

Do I Need SPF For My Hair

do i need spf for my hair

Do I need SPF for my hair? We’ve already determined that SPF is a must for your skin, no matter the time of year or the weather (aka harmful rays can penetrate cloud covered days).  We know that wearing sunglasses is a must to protect our eyes, but what about our hair? We spend so much time choosing the best products to keep our tresses shiny and healthy, so how do we protect them from the sun, other than wearing a hat which is a great but not always a practical option? The short answer is yes, your morning beauty routine just got a little bit more involved, but it’s well worth it.
do I need spf for my hair


Surrounding areas. I know that I’m guilty of forgetting to apply sunscreen to my ears, but they need protection as well.  I never had to apply sunscreen to the back of my neck along the hairline, for instance, until I cut my hair short and learned the hard way that if the sun can reach it, it will burn. The same goes for your scalp. While I can’t realistically see anyone applying sunscreen directly onto their scalp, you probably don’t want to neglect it either. If you’ll be outside for the day, it’s a good idea to pull long hair into a low bun or to style your hair in such a way that there is no visible part. The other option and always a good one is to wear a chic floppy sun hat.

Hydrate. Of course you should be reaching for your H20 throughout the day, but don’t forget to hydrate your hair as well and that includes before heading out for a sun soaked day. When I know that I’ll be spending the day at the beach, the park or generally outside, I always apply a leave in conditioner. If I’m near salt water or it’s particularly windy then a twice a week conditioning mask keeps my hair in top form.

Protect your colour. I remember spending hours baking in the sun while applying various lemon juice based solutions to my hair, all in the hopes that I would get those enviable magazine worthy, sun kissed, California blond streaks. Keep in mind that my hair is a dark brown and doesn’t lighten easily. Needless to say that phase of my life is over now and I have come to appreciate a rich, deep glossy mane. As a result, I do everything I can to protect it and fading is unacceptable. Even though I don’t need to blow dry my hair on a daily basis, I still rely on products that have heat and UV protection.
do I need spf for my hair
Remember that each hair type is unique. While those with a light brown or blonde shades might want a bit of that  sun kissed look, many red heads shy away from it as it often fades the colour or turns their hair brassy. Whatever you choose to do, whether it’s wearing product or investing in some fabulous hats, the key is to always protect the hair shaft from sun exposure. Otherwise you will be dealing with major breakage and lot of frizz and that’s a look that no one wants!

Do you protect your hair from sun exposure?

For more don’t forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST

If you enjoyed this article please share it and sign up for regular updates

images with models courtesy of Dollar Photo Club


You Might Also Like

Beauty Products To Bring You Calm

Drugstore Vs High End Foundation

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

What Is The Deal With Loving Your Body

Easy Makeup Looks When You Are Pressed For Time

Last Minute Beauty Holiday Tricks

How To Look Your Best Without Makeup

How To Prevent Wrinkles

Best Eyeshadows: It’s raining colours!

Best Haircuts For Fine Hair

Oribe Gold Lust For Frizz: Review

How To Get Flawless Summer Legs

Treats for a Rainy Day

How To Wear Shimmer Powder

Skoah: My Skin Care Personal Training

Beauty Party: Powder Puff Evening

How To Update Your Makeup

How To Choose The Perfect Mascara

How To Wear Metallic Eye Shadow

Holiday Beauty Survival Guide

Powder Puff Event: Best Skincare Products

Everyday Makeup Staples

How To Look Great In Photos

How To Grow Longer And Thicker Hair

How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

Winter Skincare Tips

Do I Really Need To Use A Serum

Top 5 Beauty Posts Of 2015

Best Beauty Products For Fall

How To Choose Hair Color

Beauty Benefits Of Roses

Importance of Makeup Removal

Beauty Travel Survival Guide

How To Detox Your Skin After The Holidays

Top Reasons For Drinking Water

A smear, a smudge and a stain

Perfect Makeup For Every Event

Best Heat Protection: Beauty in Style

Beauty Makeover At MAC

Links A La Mode

How To Get Beautiful Nails

How To Wake Up Looking Fabulous

How To Prevent Breakouts

How To Wear Pink Lipstick

How To Love Perfume When You Don’t

Benefits Of Almond Oil

Beauty Tips For Your 30s

Summer 2017 Skincare And Makeup

Best Pink Lipsticks For Summer

Argan Oil: Liquid Gold

Best Pedicure Products

How To Get Beachy Waves

Importance of Exfoliating: Beauty

Truth About Style: Stacy London

How To Prep Your Skin For Makeup

Best Hairstyles For Your 40s

How To Wear Coloured Eyeshadow

Tips On Staying Healthy During The Holidays

Best Hydrating Mists For Summer

Best Gifts For The Beauty Lover

How To Wear Face Lace Guest Post

Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Best Eyeshadow For Brown Eyes

How To Choose The Right Shampoo

Shu Uemura Shampoo Review

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow: Review

How To Properly Wash Your Face

Best Haircuts For Your Face Shape

How Do I know If My Skincare Is Working

European Vs American Beauty

Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

Best Face And Body Foundation

Makeup Tips For Your 30s

Best Beauty Boutique Curlique

What Is Wrong With Natural Beauty

Statement Lips For Spring 2015

Microderm360 Your Path To Beautiful Skin

Rosehip Oil A Beauty Must

Eyebrows Before and After

Your Best Hair For Spring

How To Create Beachy Waves

How To Become A Makeup Artist

How To Keep Curls Frizz Free

Gift Guide For The Beauty Lover

Find Your Perfect Scent (or two, or three)

How To Look Your Best For The Holidays

How To Avoid Hat Hair

The Best Eyeliner A Review From The Experts

Travel Beauty Tips

Best Canadian Organic Skincare

Tory Burch Sunglasses

Best Lip Balms For Beautiful Lips

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy

Drugstore Vs High End Mascara

Alterna Caviar Shampoo Product Review

How To Find The Perfect Foundation

What To Pack For A Flight

Brushes VS Fingers Makeup Application

Best Plum Lipsticks

Your Fragrance Personality

How To Clean Your Pores

How To Look Awake Without Makeup

How To Do An At Home Pedicure

Post Workout Beauty Hacks

Top Summer Essentials 2014

How To Use Facial Oil

Beauty Sunday Anti Aging Night Butter

Best Summer Beauty Products

How To Wear Makeup To The Gym

How To Repair Damaged Hair

How To Choose A Signature Scent

Beauty Mark Holiday Event

Drugstore Vs High End Cosmetics

Lipsticks for Summer 2014

How To Choose The Best Makeup Brushes

Best Foundation For Travel

How To Choose The Best Lipstick Colour

How To Wear Perfume In Summer

Premium Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

How To Wear Gold Makeup

Best Spring Perfumes

How To Make Beauty Products Last

Beauty Benefits Of Tumeric

How To Choose A Foundation

Your Guide To Makeup Brushes

From Long Hair To A Short Cut

Best Hand Creams

Guest Post: Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-in-Scrub

How To Be Elegant Every Day

Benefits Of Vitamin C

Best DIY Masks For Oily Skin

How To Prep Your Skin For Summer

How To Wear Red Lipstick In The Summer

4 Angels Beauty: A Day Of Indulgence

Best Lip Scrubs Beauty

Best Beauty Products For The Beach

Oliveda Olive Tree Pharmacy Review

Easy Makeup For Summer

Flowers in Winter Style

How Much SPF You Actually Need

What Your Lipstick Colour Says About You

How To Deal With Dry Winter Hair

Best Beauty Products 2013

Beauty Sunday Push Up Liner Review

Fall Makeup Guide

Beauty Tips For Your 40s

Best Makeup For Luminous Skin

How To Always Love Your Hair

Nars Makeup Counter

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Classic Lipsticks Every Woman Should Own

How To Easily Relieve Holiday Stress

DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

How To Feel Beautiful

Laura Mercier In Oleander Review

How To Choose Your Fall Perfume

How To Pick The Best Nude Lipstick

Hand Cream in Brown Sugar

Have Soft Younger Looking Hands Now

Summer Hair Care Tips

Beauty Tips To Look Younger

How To Make Your Eyes Look Brighter

Best Face Mask For Skin Your Type

How To Wear Green Eyeshadow

How To Fight Frizz

30 Day Ultimate Skincare Challenge

Best Beauty For Packing Light

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Review

Exercise And Your Skin

How To Age Gracefully

Beauty Mark Craving Beauty Products

How To Let Your Natural Beauty Shine Through

Bridal Beauty Style

Best Dry Shampoo And How To Use It

How To Wear High Heels Without Pain

La Parfumerie: My Perfumes

Shiseido Sun Protection Stick

How To Update Your Makeup For Summer

How To Find A New Hair Stylist

Best Makeup For An Even Complexion

Beauty: Samples Part 1

Is SPF 15 Enough

How To Wear Pink Eye Shadow

Drugstore Vs High End Lipstick

Giorgio Armani Lipstick

Rules Of Giving Beauty Gifts

Look Younger In A Few Easy Steps

How To Get Shiny Hair

World Oceans Day 2014

Beauty Blunders And How To Fix Them

Organic Skincare Spiezia Made For Life

Your Best Skin In 2016

YSL Cosmetics Top Secret Review

How To Wear Dark Nail Polish

At Home Sunburn Cures

All About Spring In Style

Beauty Icon Inspiration

Armani CC Lipstick in Attitude: Review

Summer Health And Beauty

Best Florist In Vancouver

Belmondo: Organic Skin Care

Gatsby Lipstick: Beauty

Best Face Masks For Spa Sundays

Best Hairstyling Products 2013

Best Cream For Dry Hands

How to take your makeup from winter to spring

Post Flight Skincare

How To Update Your Makeup For Fall

Beauty Sunday De Bachmakov

Beauty Benefits Of Honey

Secrets To Beautiful Skin

How To Prep Lips For Lipstick

Hydration For Skin Beauty

How To Create The Perfect Nude Lips

Skin Care Tips For Your 20s

Adult Acne And How To Fight It

Summer Beauty Must Haves 2014

My Top 5 Must Have Skin Products

Adore Organic Vitamin C Kit Review

Canadian Beauty Products

Dior Color And Shine Jelly Balm

Make Up Forever Foundation in HD

Cosmetologist The One Stop Shop

Fall Skincare Guide

Best Eyeshadow For Green Eyes

Best Eyeshadow For Blue Eyes

Everything You Wanted To Know About Brows

How To Choose A Summer Fragrance

Why Is Beauty Sleep A Real Thing

How To Wear Plum Lipstick

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.